Friday, February 26, 2010

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Cause I've got yarnz!

The snow stopped long enough this morning for me to drive up to Mom's and do a little dyeing (without her and now she's sad). It started up again and made for an interesting drive home, but at least I got to play today.

Here's a sneak peak:On that rack is some Fluffy Cat, Top Cat and Alley Cat. It should be up in the shop in a week or two. Although, Mom has already laid claim to one skein, and I'm having a hard time letting go of another one.

While I was up there, I also scammed some more yarn:From right to left:

Wandering Cat Yarns Top Cat in Snails. This one has been in the shop for a while, and hasn't sold yet. I've always liked it and so does Dad. It's one of the few colourways he's commented on. Since Father's Day is only a few months away, I figured I should grab it and make him some socks.

Wandering Cat Yarns Slinky Cat in Steel: This is our new fingering Merino/Silk. It was in the shop and one skein already sold. But this skein has a couple of broken plies, so I'm going to use it to make an special gift - can't say what or for who because she reads my blog

Wollmeise Twin in We're Different Spice Market: Like many knitters, Mom has a bit of a Wollmeise problem. But to her credit, she's been destashing and trading away lots. As an objective party (I don't quite see what all the fuss is about - it's nice yarn but it's not that nice) I've been helping her decide what should go on the chopping block. However, Spice Market is one of the few Wollmeise colourways that I absolutely love - it's the reason I fell in love with the Nutkin pattern. So, I snagged it! (Don't worry she has three others, and this one didn't match them very well.)

So while I've probably got about a foot of snow and it's still falling, it's all good cause I've got plenty to keep me busy


Rhonda said...

It's not the yarn, it's the pretty colours. I'm trying to be inspired.

lexa said...

Look at all that yarn! I have one of those drying racks, too, but mine doesn't get covered in yarn unfortunately!

Not ready for handspun said...

Is that coppery orange I see? Can't wait to see it in the store!

Jeanne said...

I think the Wollmeise colorways are beautiful - but I was iffy on the yarn itself too.

Love the new yarn!

Lee said...

That first one will make great men's socks. I think that sounds like a great Father's Day present. But darnit now I just rememebered that I need to get started on both mom and pop day presents as well. I feel like I am standing still sometimes.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, gorgeous yarn! Someday I'll get to try Wollmeise for myself to see what's with the fuss, but I haven't had much luck getting any (not that I need yarn!). Hope you're having a great weekend!