Dec 10, 2007

Yarn and Silver

It's hard to say what was my favorite purchase on Sunday. There is a certain satisfaction I always get when I buy stuff directly from the person whose hands created it or a cooperative group. I love supporting creativity. This is why I continue to go to craft fairs.
At left are two skeins that I suspect will become hats. Morning Myst is a wool-mohair blend and the other skein is a light chunky wool. I'm not sure what's up with the recent hat fixation. It's true that they're quick and satisfying projects. They're also needed. The whole family seems to require a constant supply. I know that the dryer eats socks but where do the hats go? Thank goodness there are so many great hat patterns available.
Look at this stuff. I tried so hard not to buy this yarn but I just ... couldn't... walk... away. If you could feel it you'd understand. It's 50/50 wool and silk. 264 yards - $24. This stuff is wickedly soft and just gorgeous. Now I need to figure out what to do with it. Something warm to wrap around my neck maybe. Any ideas? For now I'm thinking that I'll just fondle it a lot. I could even throw it around my neck as is and be very happy.

No day of yarn shopping would be complete a little sock yarn. Right? Actually, I wasn't planning on getting any sock yarn at all and I don't usually go for skeins with so many colors but this one spoke to me. It wasn't the only thing I got at Dancing Leaf but it was the only thing for me. The rest of the haul from there was felting supplies for my girls. They are so hooked. I got a handbag kit for DQ that requires wet and dry felting. That sounds like fun and I'll certainly share the results.
This was my last purchase of the day and I almost didn't make it at all. We stopped in Lahara Gallery and browsed all of the wonderful woven goods. They were lovely but we were content to look without buying. As we left the shop I peeked in a case and stopped in my tracks. The picture is crappy but I hope that you can tell what this is. Please tell me that you know this isn't a bug. I love ladybugs but this is a yarn ball with knitting needles stuck through it - not a bug. It's silver inset with lapis and I love it. It's so... me. Too bad we can't knit with those needles because they are super sharp.


Carole Knits said...

I love that pin! It's really fabulous!

Cursing Mama said...

Have you seen this???

Would be awfully nice to pull around your neck on a cool day.

Carol said...

What a great idea! Just wear the yarn, like skein cowls! The pin is awesome! What a great find.

fairy godmother said...

How many yards is the morning myst yarn? I have a pattern I rec'd for Christmas that uses this yarn, it's a shawl pattern that takes one skein of Kiparoo Morning Myst. What weight is it?