Saturday, June 25, 2005

Yarn acquisition

Here's the yarn I bought today. The top left one is a JaggerSpun 50% Chinese Tussah silk, 50% fine Merino wool—wonderfully soft, but not much fuzziness. Yeah, like I needed more yarn. Ha ha ha ha ha!

The two balls on the right are Kid Mohair from Feza. I like the fuzziness of this yarn, but I'm not sold on it quite yet for something around my neck. It was the softest of that type of yarn that shop had, so I decided to go ahead and try it.

The one on the bottom left was on sale, and I think I'll use it to perk up a purchased sweater after I modify the turtleneck—I keep trying to wear it, but every time I put it on I feel like I'm being strangled. So, I'm going to attempt to re-do the k2 p2 neck with perhaps some stockinette, then lace? Not sure yet, but I'll be sure to post it here when it's done. I just don't wear turtlenecks anymore, unfortunately, because otherwise I really like the sweater. I was thinking I might add this to the cuffs and maybe a little around the neck, unless I make a moebius scarf out of it or something. Not that I've done one of those. Yet. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

The pattern that prompted this sudden burst of buying is from HeartStrings, and you can see it here: http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/a45.shtm. I figured if I bought light-colored yarn I could always dye it. I don't usually wear light colors, but I didn't like any of the colors they had in these yarns. I love to dye wool fabric for rug hooking, so I already have all the dying supplies. One more overlapping hobby! ;-)

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