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Monday, May 22, 2006

A Major Stash Score

Saturday was a great day for mail and my stash is glowing! First, some more sock yarn from Sunshine Yarns. On the left is Seabreeze and on the right is Lilacs, one of Dani's new Not So Solids (I love this type of yarn, it totally looks handdyed, but the color is solid enough that you don't loose any stitch patterns in the yarn pattern). In the middle is some Opal that she was destashing. The ball band had apparently wandered off, but it was a great price and I thought since I'd never knit with Opal before this would be a great way to try it out. Caleb has already claimed it for his own socks. The second thing that came was what can only be called a Major Stash Score. If you're not already sitting down, sit and give it a moment of silence: Yes, you see correctly. I got Alice Starmore's Tudor Roses! Its brand new, never been opened (until I got it) and its just glorious! I had checked it out from the library a month or so ago using interlibrary loan (borrowed from the Denver public library) and it was really hard to return it to the library. I just kept wanting to read it and study it more and let me tell you, the designs are amazing! So last week, I was wandering around the Internet and I found it! If you've never been to Janette's Rare Yarns, you should go check it out. In addition to occasionally having a brand new Alice Starmore book (WooHoo!), she carries Rowan, Jaeger, Debbie Bliss, and Noro yarns at really great prices. Her shipping is reasonably priced (she's in the UK) and very fast - I ordered the book on Monday or Tuesday and had it here Saturday.

I'm off to go place Tudor Roses with Starmore's Aran Knitting (yeah, I have that one too - I paid cover price for it years ago, back when it was available in bookstores - Bwah ha ha). I should probably string razor wire around the book stash now...


Blogger Alison said...

Ooo, pretty new yarns. The light blue one is especially pretty!

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you tell me if Alice Starmore patterns are done seamless from the top down or from the bottom up? Thanks


8:16 PM  

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