Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day shopping

I am eating dinner on my porch and reading e-mails when I was distracted by a sale at Love knitting.  The knitting sites remind me a lot of car dealerships.  There is ALWAYS a huge sale going on.  I am not actually buying tonight.  I am browsing.  And here are my thoughts.  ( I actually updated this blog post next day as I bought some of the yarn and patterns that I had looked at)

I downloaded a free pattern on Ravelry that I have filed in Knitting: Scarfs and Cowls in drop box.  It is labelled:  DropStitchCowl2015.pdf

The yarn that I am looking at for this pattern is Plymouth Colca Canyon which is usually $18 and is on sale until the end of the weekend for $13.50.  I like the green and the gold and the brown.  I think that I probably need three skeins of the yarn in whichever color I choose.  I did not end up buying this yarn.

Debbie Bliss Boheme is on sale.  It is usually $9.80 on Love Knitting and is on sale for $5.05.  It knits on US 13 needles.  It has 54 yards in a skein.  I bought the pattern for the Triangular scarf shown below.  It can be found both on Ravelry and in dropbox in file for Scarfs and Cowls with name 22-Triangular scarf.  I bought 5 skeins of the yarn in Ruggero from Love Knitting.

The yarn is very pretty.  I like the Ruggero which is shown below:

There is a lovely Louisa Harding yarn on sale:  Esquel

Here is the color of Esquel that I bought:

It is normally $7.85 on sale for $4.70.  The colors are lovely.  The pattern that I like is called Creeper by Louisa Harding.  It uses Aran yarn and US 10 needles.  It calls for 218 yards of yarn.  It is available on Ravelry.  I just bought both the gold Esquel yarn and the pattern.  The Creeper pattern is stored on my Ravelry site as Creeper.

Here is a photo of the Creeper that I hope to use for the Esquel yarn:

The Louisa Harding Grace that I used for the twined hat is also on sale.  It is usually $12.75 and is on sale for $8.25.  50 % Merino and 50% silk....the colors are wonderful!  110 yards, size 5mm needles.  I just looked and had this yarn on sale for $6.99.

I can't seem to quit browsing this weekend.  Here are a few more things that I am considering:

Cascade Rabat is on sale at Craftsy.  Regularly it is $16 and is on sale for $8.97.  I have two patterns in mind for this yarn.  One is Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West on Revelry.  I have added the pattern to my favorites on Ravelry.  The other is Lala's Simple shawl that is on my drop box project file.  Cascade Rabat has 109 yards in a skein.  It is a bulky weight yarn that is knit on size 10 needles.  I would need 6 skeins for the Lala's shawl and 3 skeins for the Purl Ridge Scarf.

Craftsy also has Cascade Eco on sale this weekend.  It is 100% Peruvian Wool that is usually $23.75 on sale for $15.44.  The colors are beautiful!  It is a bulky yarn to be knit with size 9 or 10 needles and has 478 yards in a skein.

Craftsy also has Cascade Alpaca Lace Yarn on sale...ususally $10 and on sale for $7.00.  It is also a Peruvian Wool. It has 437 yards in a skein.   I am wondering if it would be suitable for the neck piece that Sally Summerfield made with the Wolle yarn.  It is to be knit on a size 2 needle.  Rowan Fine Art Yarn is on sale as well and is knit on a size 2 or 3 needle.  The color way that I like is Pheasant.  It is regularly $29.95 and is on sale for $13.47.  It also has 437 yards in a skein.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Self striping socks

I am adding this information in Feb 2016.  Everyone is making socks this winter in our group.  Kelly brought some new sock yarn with her today to share.  It is from Nomadic Yarns.  It is called Twisty Sock and comes in 400 yard skeins.  The colors are particularly nice and can be seen on-line.  It is very fun that the socks have Harry Potter names.

We met at the Wild Ramp for knitting this afternoon.  Dar had finished one self striping sock and was working on the other.  The yarn was great and her sock was amazing!  I would love to make some of these.  

Dar says she gets the yarn from Knit Picks.  She says that they sell out of it very quickly.  It would make wonderful ski socks!