Friday, July 8, 2011

Knitting Is Wallet Kryptonite

I'm usually pretty controlled about yarn purchases, but this last week has been a doozy on my wallet. I got some Cascade 220 for a sweater. If all goes well, it will become an Émilien by Ariane Caron-Lacoste. I'm already planning to modify the number of stripes and I want to have a button up, not a zip up.

This pair of Cascade Heritage is for a shawl idea I have. They will be paired with two additional colors. I realize the combo looks a little Dr. Seuss, but the actual shawl will be a bit more balanced.

I also picked up some Madelintosh sock in the Duchess color way for a sock idea I have. A sock idea I might want to release in October. First things first. I have to actually knit pair of socks that fit me.

Since I've gotten into socks, I also picked up sock blockers. I also got a magazine. Honestly, knitting magazines are my weakness. There wasn't any particular patterns that stood out to me. But I loved some of the photographs. Taking good knit pictures is difficult, so I like to collect good images for reference.

4 comments :

HazelandMare said...

Whoa, a sock blocker? Is that so the socks keep their shape while you're knitting? I have so much to learn, so I also pick up those knitting magazines all the time! There was a pattern in last year's Holiday Vogue Knitting magazine that I just finished like two months ago, hehe. Have you ever bought yarn from Quince & Co? It is a bit pricy but BEAUTIFUL colors and super soft. :)

Katie and Reuben said...

These yarns are beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with them. And I know exactly what you mean about yarn being wallet kryptonite - it gets so expensive! But worth it...

Katie x

WildflowerWool said...

Great yarn choices. Looking forward to seeing your sweater and socks in progress.

kiwiyarns said...

Yummy yarn!!! I think you'll have fun with that. The Madelinetosh looks especially delicious.

Good work on your socks BTW! I like that Trellis pattern. I've just done a hat featuring that stitch pattern but am not quite ready to display it yet.

Have fun at camp!

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