I got a few more birthday cards and with them, I bought a lot more yarn. I am seriously beginning to question my own sanity, as storage becomes less and less available in our already seriously crowded apartment.
Can you tell I’ve got a major thing for green?
Debbie Mumm for JoAnn, Traditions 75% acrylic / 25% wool worsted weight, in Pine Needle.
I saw this yarn on a few blogs and around Ravelry and just had to try it out. I’m glad I did because the colors are even better than I thought, and it’s much softer and silkier than I expected. I’m planning to make a hat and fingerless mitt set.
Bernat Softee Chunky 100% acrylic bulky, in Gentle Green.
I bought this in case I didn’t like the Nature’s Way which I’d ordered at the same time, and I had a heck of a time deciding between the two. I really love its softness and it’s a pleasure to work with. This will probably also become an Unoriginal Hat, using Stephanie’s modifications.
Bernat Satin 100% acrylic, light worsted weight, in Sage.
This yarn is gorgeous and a really perfect shade of green. Sagey without being too minty or too gray, just a hint of blue but still warm. I’m planning to use it for a Molly Ringwald top, to wear over a lacy white blouse.
This morning, I was awoken early by a postman, bringing a package full of treasure from the Loopy Ewe. I absolutely love the Loopy Ewe and think they are just a first-rate fabulous operation. I recently set up a Wish List for sock yarns, but I couldn’t resist buying a few, along with some adorable sock blockers.
And man, this stuff is like magic.
Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett Landscape 75% wool, 25% polyamide superwash fingering weight, in Caribbean.
I’ve had my eyes on this yarn for a while, and I’m thrilled that the colors are every bit as saturated and glowing as I imagined they’d be. Kaffe Fassett is a genius with color, no doubt, and I’m excited to see how this knits up.
Opal Neon, 75% wool / 25% polyamide superwash fingering weight, color 1937.
This yarn is so cheerful and bright. It is positively electric with happiness, glowing with warmth and intense color. I feel as though it would be impossible to have a bad day when wearing socks knit in such a merry yarn.
Trekking XXL, 75% wool / 25% polyamide superwash fingering weight, color 155.
I love every single color in this yarn, and I imagine they will be just gorgeous together.
Dream in Color Smooshy 100% superfine Australian merino, fingering weight in Petal Shower.
This is the yarn about which I’m probably most excited. It is so soft, almost creamy and wonderful in the fingers. I bought it in two colors, this one being perhaps the most unabashedly feminine, simply lovely yarn I’ve ever bought.
Dream in Color Smooshy 100% superfine Australian merino, fingering weight in Good Luck Jade.
The second color is much richer, deeper, and complex, yet every bit as lovely and ephemeral in its subtle blends of color. If I had unlimited funds, I would buy every single colorway of this yarn immediately, as they are just wonderfully dyed and a pleasure to touch.
I never thought I’d become such a stasher, nor that I’d indulge so much in gorgeous sock yarns. I have one more big shipment coming soon (what can I say – I don’t just stumble, I leap into financial ruin), and after that I think I have to start a major yarn-buying moratorium around here.
I know I’ve said this before, but for real, I have yarn to keep me busy for years already, and I can only see myself wanting more! Now off to petting and swatching for those Christmas gifts…