Friday, December 30, 2005

Year End Yarn Porn

Earlier this month, while surfing through the knit-blogs, I came across Katie's site and we did a little yarn exchange - my leftover Rowan Plaid for her leftover Felted Tweed. The picture below details the three amazing balls of Felted Tweed that she sent me. (Now what can I do with a ball of Crush and a ball of Melody? Suggestions?)
I've always wanted to knit Bloom from Rowan 36, and I can't make a sweater with three different colors now, can I? (Well actually I could but let's just pretend I can't). So then I scoured for Felted Tweed sale and hit the mother load. 5 balls of Felted Tweed in Whisper at just the right price - $6.00 per ball baby! Now I have more felted tweed than what's needed to make Bloom, but who cares. It's lovely lovely yarn, I tell you.
And then, as fortune would have it, I was just looking at Forecast from Knitty and happened to stop by my LYS to chance upon 7 balls of the exact yarn called for at $4.00/ball. With the amount of yarn I have at my disposal, maybe I can make a Demi from Rowan Vintage Style too, if I so choose.
Okay.. enough yarn porn. I did have a small FO during the break. Another DNA scarf. It so happens that BF would like a cream-colored scarf, and since he adores the DNA pattern, I made another one in Rowan Cashsoft DK. This yarn is delish - 57% extra fine merino, 33% microfiber and 10% of cashmere. At 142yds/50g, I used 3 balls. And get this, it's MACHINE WASHABLE. Heck, the label says you can even IRON it too. Way to go, Rowan. It's going to be part of a goody package that I'm sending off to him.... I just gotta finish up a pair of socks before I assemble the package.
Happy New Year All!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Moni said...

Happy New Year! nice stash aquisitions :)

6:27 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

What great scores you made! Happy New Year!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm making Salina in Crush! I missed you, girl. Hope you're doing well and have a happy new year's!

8:30 PM  
Blogger marirob said...

Lovely yarn - felted tweed is one of my favorites. And the scarf is beautiful as well - isn't cashsoft great? And Happy New Year!!

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Score! Happy New Year, Winnie!

2:33 PM  
Blogger =joy= said...

good LORD! got enough tweed there? ^_^

11:57 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow! O_o Such yummy yarn. I'm supremely jealous. I have yet to work with any rowan. I think I may need to break that trend this new year!

Happy New Year! Hope it's a great one for you :)

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

Glad the yarn arrived! Happy New Year!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Happy New Year! I am loving Rowan Felted Tweed so far(used it for Salina). Maybe you can make a stripey tube or camisole with it? Not sure if it there will be enough yardage or will it be comfortable though...

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Mmmm. Tweedy Goodness. Yummy.

I love the scarf, one of these days I am gonna get around to making one.

Happy New Year!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous andrea said...

happy 2006, winnie!

love the felted tweed ~ i always fondle it at yarn stores ;)

2:30 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

I've been want to make DNA scarf and wondering what yarn to use. I love the way yours turned out.

8:06 AM  

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