Saturday, May 14

It's not even subtle

What this is, is blatant yarn porn. I discovered yesterday, at the last second, that a yarn shop, a yarn shop I've never seen or heard of before, but a yarn shop that is only about a twenty minute drive away, was having a major sale in their outlet (I mean, outlet mall shopping is temptation enough. Now I have to ward off the temptation of outlet LYS shopping?) this weekend. I headed there immediately. I mean, let's face it. Who wants to wade through yarn dregs on sale-day-three looking for something you would be willing to take home? My sweet, sweet husband was even sweet enough to come along. I caught him trading sidelong glances with another unlucky spouse at one point, but I can't really blame him. He's actually a bad influence--if he hadn't been there, I probably wouldn't have been nearly as spendy.

Anyway, less talk, more rock, right? For those of you who hate posts whose sole purpose is to show off newly purchased goodies, you may stop reading now.
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Here are some proud, proud finds from the "$2 each" table. The best table. That's 10 balls of Jo Sharp Desert Garden in Cinnamon. And an unlabeled skein of sock yarn for when I decide to try sock knitting some day. I told hubby that I'd try to make a pair of socks for him, because he has expressed a keen desire for handknit socks in the past. It's the least I can do after making him navigate through/avoid smacking into crazed knitters for forty minutes.

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Six hanks of Elspeth Lavold Angora (really, an angora/wool/polyamide blend) in the most beautiful "cherry red." Deliciously soft, this stuff is. Angora is divine. I think I'll try to make myself a 1950s-style short-sleeved pullover. To wear with my poodle skirt. (OK, you got me. I don't have a poodle skirt.)

And now the best, which I saved for last:
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This yarn is pinch-you-on-the-rear, drop-dead gorgeous. It's a 50/50 merino/silk blend from Scahefer Yarns. 550 yards worth. The colorway (this is my favorite part) is named "Indira Gandhi." Seriously. It is "one of a series of colors created for Memorable Women." Anyway, I swooned when I saw this stuff. After reviving me with smelling salts, my adorable husband encouraged me to get it. I am going to use it to make that darling of online knitters, the preposterously popular Clapotis. I've resisted it's lure for a very long time now. Bandwagon, here I come.

3 Comments:

Blogger amylovie said...

Join us all in Clapotis land! I started mine yesterday.

Your yarn is gorgeous!

Amy

1:01 PM, May 14, 2005  
Anonymous joy said...

That is a seriously beautiful haul of yarn. I was proud of myself for landing the same red Angora on ebay for half price but now I know where the REAL bargains are!

10:24 PM, May 16, 2005  
Blogger Terby said...

I want to shop with you!

5:39 PM, June 03, 2005  

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