Sunday, December 12, 2010

Box of love

I promised yarn porn in my last post, and I deliver.

I got this big box by mail on Friday...


Hmmmm. Box o' yarn from Knit Picks...

Now I want to apologize to my Montreal knitter friends for not offering to combine orders and share shipping. But when I saw that there was a cyber Monday sale AND that one of the books I had on my wishlist had become a "last chance" item, I went a little bit crazy and I had to order.right.away. It's a good thing I did too, because I ordered in the morning and when I got home that night, this particular yarn in this particular colourway (the one I wanted the most) wasn't listed on Knit Picks anymore:


Swish DK in Asparagus. I don't know if Knit Picks will restock it at some point, but I'm glad I got it when I did because I love love love the colour and it's perfect for a baby sweater I wanted to make (see end of this post). I got five skeins of it, which should be enough for my project (I'd hate to run out of yarn again).

I also got:


Stroll Sport in Tidepool Heather. It's also super soft. I got six skeins and it also should become a baby sweater (I have a pattern in mind, we'll see if I get to it or change my mind).


Stroll Tonal in Deep Waters. I love love love that yarn. I think I want one of each colourway. Actually, the one I wanted the most was "Foliage", but it was the only colourway that wasn't on sale. Poo. But I don't regret Deep Waters, it's beautiful. I'm not sure if I'll use it for socks or for this super cute baby sweater, we'll see.


Felici sock yarn in Abracadabra. I bought it just because. I kept hearing about how soft this yarn is on the Knit Picks group and I gotta say I wasn't disappointed. It's one of the softest sock yarn I've ever touched. I don't usually buy much self-striping yarn anymore, but it's fun to have once in a while. It makes for mindless knitting and the socks always turn out cute.


I got two skeins of Capra in Fairy Tale. It's the only yarn I got that wasn't on sale, but I had wanted to try it since it first came out. It's a cashmere/merino blend (only 15% cashmere though) and it's quite soft. I really like it. The colour, however, wasn't exactly what I expected. I thought it would be more purple but it's more raspberry-like. I still like it though.

The book I got is Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. I love her patterns and that book has a lot of nice ones. And it was super cheap on KP and a "last chance" item so I couldn't resist.

I also got (not on sale) two needle cables and some 4,5 mm tips.

With all this new yarn, I just had to cast on for a new project.


I'm using my Swish DK in Asparagus to make Kate Gilbert's Pea Pod baby set. Well just the sweater actually. I fell in love with that pattern when I first saw it in IK a long time ago and I had promised myself I would knit it for my baby someday. So here we go! I'm making the 6 months size, as that should bring us to September. Hopefully it'll fit then (or later), not during the summer. I only have a few rows done, but I'm enjoying working with Swish so far.


Maryse said...

Oh my! That must have been exciting to receive that KnitPicks package! Have fun! With orders like this we would definitely deserve free shipping here too!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a great KP package! Love love love that shade of green! I'm huge on greens right now! It's a nice shade. Can't wait to see Pea Pod Sweater done!

Tara said...

Nice stash enhancement! And right before Christmas, too! My husband would KILL me, lol.

Jennifer said...

Nice stash addition! I loved knitting Pea Pod, I found it a fast knit and so, so cute.