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Monday, July 19, 2010

Stash Enhancement

On Friday, Mom and I decided to have a girls day so we went shopping and out to lunch. Of course there was a yarn store involved (The Knitting Nook), and a few things followed me home. I knew The Knitting Nook carried the Hiya Hiya needles in the 9 inch length, which I was interested in for sleeves of future Featherweight Cardigans (I know I'll be making that sweater again, possibly several times), and sure enough, they had the size I needed. They very nicely let me open the package to play with them in my hands and while they felt different, they didn't feel bad and I think I'll be able to use them. I also found the new Knitscene magazine from IK. I think this magazine is marketed as a beginning knitting magazine (when it first began, it was definitely easy and simple designs) and while the articles are geared more towards the basics, the designs themselves are very wearable. There are some simpler, more beginner friendly projects, and while nothing is super complex, make your eyes bleed knitting, there are bigger projects with very nice shaping and interesting details to them too. I think of all the magazines I've seen, Knitscene has more designs that look like something I would buy as a garment than any other magazines (if that makes any sense). The other thing I picked up was a complete impulse buy. They had a sample garment of Cia from Louet there, worked in a caramel pumpkin kind of color, and while that color is something that would make me look like an extra in Dawn of the Dead (or Shaun of the Dead for that matter), I loved the design. As luck would have it, they had just gotten in a shipment of Louet KidLin yarn, so I picked up the pattern and 5 skeins of Winter White Kidlin to make it. (The label says White, but it's not a true white, or as creamy as an ivory, so I'm calling it Winter White.)

Back to spinning tomorrow!



Blogger Vanessa said...

Nice color! Cannot wait to see how it works up for you. I have about 10 skeins of that yarn in a blue color I purchased at WEBS a few years ago. Still don't know what to use it for.

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