Sunday, March 25, 2007

March stash enhancement

March has seen a big stash enhancement (and the month is not over yet). I finally had some time to sit down and enjoy the new yarn.

First, I had started a new pair of socks for myself the second week of March, and Finished them last weekend. The yarn was bought during my big birthday yarn extravaganza. It's Phildar Auteuil, and the colour is called "Iris". It's 80% acrylic, 20% wool, and surprisingly soft. I bought 3 balls of it at Romni Wools.

Left, Phildar Auteuil, Patons Soy Wool Stripes, and Smart Superwash.

I'm quite curious about knitting with the soy yarn. It's 70% wool, 30% soy, real soft, and the colour is called "Natural Navy" (pic is real dark). I got three balls of it, and hubby has been hinting it would look nice around his neck next winter.

I was attracted to the lime/purple combination of the Smart Superwash yarn, and having knitted a pair of socks with it in the past, knew I would enjoy another pair of it (or somebody else would). I took home two balls of it.

Next: Yarns from Lettuce Knit.

Misty Cotton is a Misty Alpaca yarn, and it is as soft as Pima Cotton can be. I just fell in love with it, and can't decide what I want to do with it. Maybe something for Natalie's baby if it's a boy. Two balls is probably sufficient for a sweater, or a cardigan.

The Jitterbug yarn is mine all mine! I just love those brown tones, and these will match perfectly with my brown flannel pajama. I can't believe I only bought one skein of it!

Next two yarns are the ever popular hand painted Sweet Georgia, and I was told they flew off the shelves at Lettuce Knit. The first skein is called "Angel" and there's already three requests for socks with this colourway, but only two skeins. The second colourway is called "Libertine", but I wonder if the name has scared potential sock owners away. No requests so far.

This yarn is part of the Huge Knitomatic Sale. At $1, who can resist? Not me! I came out with 24 balls.
The grey yarn is Sisik, and it's made of 30% wool, 30% mohair, 34% acrylic, and 6% viscose. Good for some medium size future project.
Next two balls are Marble and it's 100% acrylic. Not that I'm a yarn snob, but for $1 for 100g this is a darn good looking colourway.
Next, from Filatura is Ontario (both first and last of bottom row). It's 83% wool, 17% acrylic, and would be perfect for a scarf.
The blue/grey mix is Tessa from Online. It's 100% virgin wool, and I could only fine one ball, but I'm sure I'll put it to good use.


elisabetha said...

your socks always look so perfect and warm! i've still yet to complete my other side of my first pair!! *hides face in shame*
The filatura looks just yummy...i think it's my fav out of the bunch.

Nanc said...

What great stash enhancements (and awesome sale prices)! One of my friends is knitting the Danica scarf from Knitty with Patons SWS and its coming out fantastic.

KBlicious said...

my sock wars socks were made out of that marble and i bought a ball on sale on clearance a few weeks ago! i have the same yarn snob feeling, but it really knits up beautifully. that colinette jitterbug is GORGEOUS stuff, but only makes up to a size UK 7, colinette tells me, and i just can't justify getting 2 hanks. the colors though! OY! hurray for such great S.E.X., awesome bounty!!!