3/17/2006

I've been shopping...AGAIN!!!

Life is a bowl full of bloody good looking yarn. I have some new yarn and I can't wait to show it off! Went to Lettuce Knits on Wednesday and of course needed some retail therapy (I don't think the therapy is working because I keep buying the yarn - tee hee; this is one instance where failure is okay in my books). I had a good time...bought more sock yarn. It was hard to choose, really hard.

I have some lovely Lorna's Laces ( I love you Lorna!!!!!); 2 skeins each in two separate colourways. I bought 3 skeins of Trekking XXL (I was very excited to buy my first Trekking - it is amazing!) and 2 skeins of Koigu - choosing what Koigu to buy was really hard there were so many colours. Seriously. Megan has an amazing collection of yarns in great colours.

So that was Wednesday. On Thursday I got three parcels in the mail. I was so excited about finally receiving my Sundara Yarns I had to control myself opening up the packages. OH MY GOD! The yarns are gorgeous; the colourways absolutely scrumptious. Sundara has done herself proud.

These are the sock yarns. From left to right; Black Lagoon, Cirque, #026 and #037. My picture doesn't really do the colours justice; the blue is far more subtle and the green on the right is not so bright. The colours are really rich and it is neat that she dyes in small batches so each batch will be just that bit different from the one before it.

I also got some other yarn from Sundara. After ordering the Sock Yarn I had to go back to her sight and of course there was a pile of other yarn I really wanted - had to hold back but did end up with 6 other skeins. On the left is Mossy, a Worsted Merino. It is really lovely. Muted greens. Not sure what I am going to make with these.

On the right is Stormy, an Aran Silky Merino. I love it sooooo much! The colours are fantastic and the texture is oh so nice!

The photo does not do it justice; it is much more muted. I have no clue what I am going to do with it; I have about 600 yards of it and whatever is going to be knit with it will have to be super special.

After drooling and moaning over these beauties I did manage to open my other parcel. From Amazon I got two books, stitch 'N bitch Nation, Fiona Ellis' inspired cable knits and YIPPEE!! YIPPEE! the first season of Grey's Anatomy. I love Grey's Anatomy, absolutely love it! It is a little embarassing because I have to make sure there are no distractions so I can watch the show in total peace (which of course never freaking happens!) - but now I have all the episodes of the first year and I can watch them as many times as I want, over and over again. Yea!!!! (I know it's possible that I may need to get more of a life!)

Knit, Knit, Knit...I am jonesin with my wool. Booyah!

11 comments:

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

SYAC IS WATCHING YOU. Girl you are crazy and you are hovering on the edge of the SABLE club. (Stash Aquired beyond life expectancy!)
But I love you anyway:0)

canknitian said...

I LOVE GREY'S ANATOMY!!!!!!!!

LOVE!!!

I knew you were a kindred spirit!

Dave said...

Wow ...that's quite the haul you got there :-)

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, you got yourself some absolutely amazing yarn, I'm totally stunned! I wouldn't for the life of me be able to pick a favorite of these, they all look so gorgeous! I'm looking forward to see what you're going to make with these yarns!
Have fun knitting, and best wishes from Austria!

Rita said...

Love all the yarn photos. I live in Ontario too and wondered if you had to pay duty for the Sundara Yarn? I've heard if you ask them to mark the package as Wool instead of yarn it helps.

Cynthia said...

Rita, I did not pay duty for the yarn. I did ask Sunyara to just mark as yarn which she did - I didn't get an invoice because she obviously couldn't put it in the package. I am glad not to pay duty but I sure don't want to put any retailer in jeopardy. I think it is also possible to have your shipments split up into smaller amounts. It was a good break for me.

Purly Whites said...

Hey hey! I'm so glad you are thrilled with all your yarn, even if I am partial to my yarn! :) I hope you have a ton of fun and enjoyment knitting it up and I'm looking forward to seeing what you knit! Yay for yarn!

Rhonda said...

Oh, I love the yarn too!

Chris said...

WOW. Gorgeous yarn haul! Lucky you. :)

I'm on page 124 of Stich'n'Bitch Nation. ;)

Mia said...

You are headed for the SABLE club. But I like your stash. If like like the Trekking, let me know since I will be glas to trade some yarns. I have Trekking in my stash and I do not like it that well.

Miss Scarlett said...

Hey! I love Grey's Anatomy myself annnnd tonight's episode is going to feature Izzie and Meredith KNITTING!
Must see TV.