It’s my birthday month! That means I get to reach into the jar of poker chips at Green Planet Yarn and see what discount I get. I know I will at least get 20%, but the chance at getting 40, 80 or 100% is so exciting. I pulled a 20% this time, but I’ve pulled 40% twice before. Anyway, I decided to redo my Vivian because the knitpicks yarn I used is pilling like CRAZY. I’ve tried to trim it, but it is really bad. And it was such a fun knit – I just hope I can do it twice!
I bought Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky, a 100% Superwash Merino Wool in the Cedar colorway. I’m not 100% confident of my color choice now. What do you think? The yearn is beautiful, especially outside in natural light. But in the house, the colors are reading a lot more yellow which is pushing it very camouflage army green. I hope will like it, 9 skeins is no small investment and I had the shop wind all the balls! No going back now… no starting tonight for me either 😦 I ran into a little snag after finally getting to sit down and play with my new yarn. I can’t find the pattern!
This just happened to me two weeks ago. I was back from stitches, so happy with my Tosh DK purchase. I had Jared Flood’s Koolhaas hat in mind to make fo me. (Out of all the hat’s I’ve made, I never made myself one.) I go to the computer to print out a fresh new copy and can’t find it anywhere! I’m so bummed. I’ll just have to re-buy I guess.
Speaking of Jared have to check out Jared Flood’s blog right now, especially if you are interested in spinning and yarn production and photography (his photos are stunning). He’s giving a “tour” if you will through the yarn production mill of his new line. Fascinating and beautiful! The green yarn in part 3 of 5 is gorgeous. I wish they had that in bulky weight at my LYS!!
(ps. thanks for the yarn photo shoot Paul)