Monday, October 16, 2006

Yarn, yarn everywhere!

There's been a lot of yarn going on recently...

Along with the lovely sock yarn, I was also given this beautiful roving on Saturday by raeknits.

It's merino tencel blend from Mind's Eye Yarns which will turn into socks. :)

I also have some handspun to show. The singles were in this entry.

The plied yarn:

and closer...

And all wound up and ready to knit!

This is the first time I've knit with my own handspun, and I'd say it's going rather well. Look for a FO in the next few days.

And then there was the mail...

I got this Lisa Souza in a swap with zknitter - it's called Little Devil.

And I got my first package from Scout's Indie Swag Club!

Although the yarn isn't something I would pick off a shelf, I do like the black/white/grey combo. The bag is growing on me. I wasn't really big on it when I took it out of the box, but even later this evening I like it more.


Blogger Zonda said...

Yay for yarny package days!! Nice handspun there too!

9:07 PM  
Blogger mikomiao said...

stariel had a lovely mail day! yay!

look at all those lovely goodies. gorgeous yarns, and that handspun is so pretty. can't wait to see the hat when its done.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The bag is cute! If you won't wear it, you could still use it to hold projects and stuff. Can't wait to see what you're making with the handspun.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Lovely handspun!

The swap is great! I love the black and white theme.

6:51 AM  
Blogger omly said...

Your handspun looks even better plied. About what weight would you say it is?

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Cookie said...

You must love the mail man/lady! Isn't it interesting how packaging can make a huge difference in how much you like a color? I think the Scout yarn and bag combo look awesome together. I've also read that people tend to be drawn to colors that coordinate with what they're wearing.

9:35 AM  
Blogger mf said...

Love the bag & yarn.. They look AWESOME!

5:06 PM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
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    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
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    Ruby Sapphire
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    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
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    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

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    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
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    Chewy Spaghetti
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    Colinette Cadenza
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    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
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    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
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    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
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    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
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    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
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