Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yarn Oh Beautiful Yarn

Above is my Abalone cardigan.  I wanted something to work on for our three and a half hour drive to Maryland for the Sheep & Wool Festival.  I wanted to work on something that didn't take much concentration.  This was the perfect project. I used 100% baby alpaca yarn natural undyed.  It gets a band of garter stitch around the opening. I finished it up last night and realized I didn't pick up enough stitches, so I had to take the band off. Oops. So I am going to finish it up for the second time tonight. This time I am going to increase my needle size and double up the yarn hopefully that will solve my problem.  I can't wait to finish it so I can start working with my new yarn and roving I purchased at the festival.

Above is two skeins of Tess' Designer Yarn Baby Alpaca & Silk (70% alpaca 30% silk) hand dyed in Maine.  It has lots of variations of greens in it. It is extremely soft and I plan on making an Ashby Textured Triangle with it.  I was so excited that this yarn was in the discount pile and I got it for a great price!

Above I got 2 skeins of Miss Babs Yowza- Whatta Skein! 100% superwash Merino "Monochrome" Cloak Hand Dyed in Mountain City, TN.  Each skein is 560 yards. Oh I love it.

Above 1 got 1 skein of Miss Babs Yowza- Whatta Skein! 100% superwash Merino "Monochrome" Fieldmouse Hand Dyed in Mountain City, TN.  This skein is 560 yards too.

Also 2 skeins of Miss Babs Yowza- Whatta Skein! 100% superwash Merino "Monochrome" Luna Granite Hand Dyed in Mountain City, TN. Both skeins are 560 yards.  Oh my!

Above is 8 oz of Merino dyed roving. I can't wait to spin it. I also got a tube of sparkle roving to make fun sparkle yarn! I thought that was just too much fun.

I got the roving from Pucker Brush Farm.  They are from Shelocta, PA.

My sister in law was at my house when we got back from our trip. She is not a knitter, but she was admiring my yarn. She asked, "Will this last you to next year?"  I laughed and said, "No more like a month."

Here are a few patterns I have in mind for the Miss Babs yarn

If you missed my post on our trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival you can see it here

I am joining along with Ginny's Yarn Along


Swanski said...

Lovely purchases! I like the sweater that you knit on the trip, clever you :) I hate when button bands don't work out the first time.

Debbie said...

beautiful!! your silly sister-in-law!!

Anonymous said...

I have yet to make it to any festivals but I love seeing what other knitters bring home. Gorgeous haul!