Saturday, April 25, 2009

Exhasuted, Happy and Not Totally Broke: The Frolic Haul

Two books from Marsha. Neither, of course, is the one I was looking for, but there wasn't a copy to be found. So there. Anyway, books should never be restricted, they're edumacational.

Dark sock yarn - yes! Koigu KPM since I haven't actually knitted with it. So that's research. And also Shibui Sock yarn, since I'd never actually seen it before. Apparently, it's fairly new to Canada. More research.

And then the obligatory insane sock yarn purchase... $8, in what I can only describe as a "clown" colourway. Lana Grossa Meilenweit Magico. I refuse to feel guilty about this.

(Seems I like my socks in two colours - black, or clown. This is a surprise to no one but me.)

And then something I'd never seen in person before... Kauni... there's about 650m in this 160gm ball, and it stripes in all the colours of the rainbow. Literally. Looks like a sport weight, 100% wool. I'm thinking a spectacular lace shawl. Rectangular, so that the stripes are regular.

So. No one had blocking mats, although Jennifer tells me to go buy kid's playmats at Canadian Tire.

And didn't see a good colour for a doll. And then I didn't find a colour I liked for summer laceweight yarn.

So, nothing too insane, and even something that was on my list.

I look forward to seeing everyone else's goodies.


Stashaholic said...

I am a big fan of both Kauni and Shibui Sock yarn. Here is what I did with my Kauni (more colours still in stash but this was a good start on using some of it up.)

And my Shibui socks which have been WIPS for far too long. The interesting thing about this yarn is that it barber pole stripes instead of pooling. Not sure if it's just this colour/pattern combo or not.

I think since your pieces were edumicational they don't count as straying from your list.

That's my story and I'm sure you'll go along for the ride on that

GinkgoKnits said...

Sorry you couldn't find what you were looking for -- I was hoping to hear your thoughts on that book.

But, those all look like great choices.

Yvette said...

I got my mats at Dollarama.

Kirsten said...

I am eager to get started with my "Grape Jelly" socks! I am having trouble with my Docs scraping holes in the heels of my other handknit socks, and I wonder about an afterthought heel. (like here: Partly because I can re-knit the heel later if it wears out completely, and partly for the challenge of a new technique.

Do you have any advice or cautions? Does this kind of heel even fit? I guess I will find out!

Sel and Poivre said...

I too had never seen Kauni in the flesh before the frolicking past it on Saturday! I thought for sure I was the only one!