Oct 10, 2006

Purposeful Purchases

Care to guess what these are? I’ll give you a pair of hints. The first climbed onto my needles last night and will depart for it’s final destination later this week with a very funky traveling companion. The second item is just the start of something and going to be staying much closer to home – for a while anyway.


I’m so happy that you all like my sock purchases. I really love them and I can’t wait to get them on my needles. As I said yesterday, I opened my wallet a little more often than I should have so there are many more yarn acquisitions to share. This portion of the ongoing display of Stuff that Fell in My Bag is dedicated to that which was actually on my list. (yes, I did have a list - really!)

alpaca dragon

This is a gorgeous pile of alpaca from Woven Gems which I hope to turn into the Dragon Wing Shawl. I bought the pattern at Earth Guild in July and I’ve been itching to start it ever since. Of course, given my huge Alpaca Issues (I’ve fallen hard for the stuff) I went with some sinfully soft alpaca yarn. I long to wrap myself up in this shawl which will be enormous.

alpaca lace

Here’s a little lace weight for ya’ – in alpaca of course. This gorgeous stuff is from Rivanna River Farm. Technically this was not actually on my list but they had it displayed in the form of Evelyn Clark’s Swallowtail Shawl and nuppin’ will stop me from trying that pattern. (ooo that was painful.) Seriously, I’ve admired the versions of this shawl that are popping up around blogland and I really want to make one.

Not seen here is the silk that I bought from Woven Gems to make the Forest Canopy Shawl. It’s, um, drying at home. I’ll tell you more about that in another post.


aija said...

Ooh, the dragon shawl looks interesting! :)

Cookie said...

"Nuppin'"! Harharhar! I'm a dork, I love the pun.

Great stash enhancements!