Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Solace In Solas

I'd been a little hesitant to buy yarn from people on ravelry because "What if I got ripped off?" That had been my excuse until I found some impossible-to-get yarn that I had to have and someone on ravelry was selling it. Short story, I now have a skein of String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn in Caper Sock - Solas. I don't even know what I want to make with it, but it's 400 yards of awesome. (Feel free to suggest patterns. I'm kind of leaning towards a scarf at the moment, but who knows.)

After breaking the ice, I searched ravelry and got some Malabrigo Worsted in a color that I hadn't been able to find at any local shops. Given the choice, I much prefer to get my yarn at local shops even if it is a few dollars more. It's important to support local shops.

My Oma sent me a surprise package of some craft booklets she had found while cleaning her house.

My favorite is definitely the 1964 sweater collection. There are a bunch of sweaters representing different countries. I may have to make myself the French Jacket. It has subtle detailing which I find quite attractive.

4 comments :

faeriecollege said...

I agree and disagree with your statement about LYSes. On the whole, they're great. They can have real added value. But if they don't WANT to serve me, then I don't WANT to spend my money there.

Maryse said...

I think you should knit socks ;-) Here's a pattern that I really like: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/DearKnits/magic-mirror.

HazelandMare said...

Yes, supporting local shops is awesome! I love the vintage patterns too :) Can't wait to see what you make!

ANDIGAL said...

Wonderful purchases. Hmmm..I think for the String Theory you should cast on a lovely scarf.
Here is one of my favorites;
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/foreign-correspondents-scarf

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