Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Huge Yarn Sales!

Well, I've really added to my stash. There was a sale on all Lion Brand yarns at Hobby Lobby this week, so I stopped in for some Fun Fur and ColorWaves Boucle. Winter knitting of a scarf and poncho, respectively. I'm anxious to finish knitting the hat and afghan that are gifts, and then a few other christmas gifts, like a beaded banner and a small cross-stitch, so I can move on to more 'ME' knitting. I am currently working on a sweater, and now i have the poncho, and a crochet project!

I've just started to crochet. Currently I'm making an afghan out of Lion Homespun, which is all single crochet through the back loop. Really simple, yet still really pretty. My LYS has a sale this week, of 20% off all yarn, so I went there to pick up some sock yarn. Yes ,I know I said I would never knit socks, and that's not what the yarn is for. I got a new book, Hip to Crochet, and there is an awesome skirt made out of granny squares and three graduating hook sizes for simple shaping. I cannot wait to start in on that. I'm up for the challenge. But looking at the pretty yarn I brought home almost makes me want to make socks, only because the colors are awesome. i even saw some fortissima colori with glitter spun in it! But, I am still amazed that anyone would spend $14 on yarn for a pair of socks. Especially the way I go through socks. I'm always throwing pairs out.

I saw Kureyon....oh wow. I love the colors! But nine skeins of sock yarn blew out my budget. Also, I found a new yarn website through someone's blog, http://www.inspirationsyarn.com and bought a $10 mystery pack. It's yarn and a pattern in warm colors, and the yarn is handpainted and I thought it would be fun. So, I'm definitely done with yarn for the year. I'm going to use the cash I get at christmas for an MP3 player, and then what is left I will use for yarn. maybe i will get some noro then, but i also want to knit a cooler weather sweater. enough bulky for now

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi Helen,

Fixation yarn is cotton and Lycra so it stretches. According to the label, it knits up at 5.5 stitches to the inch. So it's a light worsted or DK weight.