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Location: Belmont, New Hampshire, United States

Born and bred in a small New England town, I am convinced that I know something about everything, and that my opinion matters. If only to me. Well, you'll see what I mean. And I love to knit, so you'll see what kind of things I'm doing when I should be vacuuming the living room.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Yarn, or Underpants?

Don't you hate it when you have to decide which to buy? I sewed some holes in two pair of unders today just so that I could put off having to spend money on them. I hate spending money on underwear. It irks me.

And I went yarn shopping on Saturday, so I've got some yarny pics for y'all!

First up, my order from finally arrived! Yay! On the far left we have a bulky weight called Perla Roja, which is a rust color with purplish grey that I hope will blend well with some of my grey homespun. In the center is two of the four skeins of Circo in a worsted weight that I bought for the girls' hats and mittens. On the right you can see Bobo's mittens all ready for blocking! I finished both pair of mittens this weekend and I started one of the hats. I got two pair of mittens from one skein, so I might have enough left over to make bug a scarf too. Yay! I'm just so glad it got here.

Picture two is a steal I found at the Patternworks! Three skeins of Suri Merino, which I didn't even think they carried. Two-fifty a skein! It's 55% suri alpaca and 45% merino wool and it's like buttah. And there's 110 yds per skein! I got dark pink, light blue, and stone. All so pretty, and I have no idea what I'm going to make just yet.

The last picture is two skeins of Encore DK in the reddest of reds for my MIL's legwarmers. She has a pair in just this color, but she lost one, so I'm making her new ones. I think I'm going to use the pattern in One Skein, but make them longer and probably work some elastic into the tops. The Encore is 75% acrylic and 25% wool, so they wash and wear quite well. And there's a random skein of lavender Cascade 220 to go with the dark purple I picked up a month ago in the clearance bin. I promised Bug's best friend a hat and mittens, and these will match her coat.

I should get all this hat and mittening done by Spring!

But winter isn't done with us just yet, it seems. There's a nor'easter heading our way on Wednesday that should give us a foot to eighteen inches of fresh snow. We've had all of four inches this year, but then they weren't predicting much this year anyway. But I'm already hoping for a snow day. Got my fingers crossed!

I think Emma is going to be my knitter. She likes to wave my needles back and forth and say "I'm sticking! I'm sticking!" Then she'll sit down with a couple of balls of yarn and weave the ends back and forth and claim that "I'm yarning!"

If she ever puts those two things together, I'm opening my own sweatshop.


Blogger Bezzie said...

Wow! What a haul! I love the way Bobo's mittens knitted up. And you even do hats and mittens for your kids' friends? Dude, you're the coolest mom ever!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Very nice yarny purchases!! Suri for $2.50, awesome buy there! :) Nice looking mittens!! As always! :)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Eh, underwear is so last year! Get more yarn.

Nice yarn pictures!

8:36 PM  

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