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 yarn.com 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.