Thursday, March 29, 2007

An Embarassment of Riches

Embarassment is right. As I alluded to yesterday, I found an incredible yarn sale last week, and I hit it hard.

While blog-surfing, I happened upon a blog announcing that Knit Happens was having a huge sale at their online store. Lots of great yarns, most of which were at least 50% off, and all were going fast. I spent more than I've ever spent at one time on yarn, and would probably have spent more if things hadn't been selling so fast. (A blessing in disguise!)

Anyway, I promised some folks in my knitting group that I'd share what I'd purchased, so here goes:

Clockwise, from top left:
  1. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in teal (#10) - 4 balls, sage (#11) - 2 balls, and pink (#4) - 2 balls. No plans yet for these yarns, although the pink may become a baby hat.
  2. Muench "Touch Me" in fuschia (#08) - 6 balls, green (#04) - 5 balls, and purple (#38) - 6 balls. All earmarked for gifts of "Vintage Velvet" scarves (from Scarf Style).
  3. Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere, 2 hanks each in "Deep Denim" (#44) - 6-ply, "Amethyst Haze" (#17) - 8-ply, and "Lilac" (#31) - 8-ply. No plans yet, except to fondle.
  4. Kaalund "Relish" in "Sapphire" - 2 hanks. No plans, but probably a hat.
  5. Rowan Big Wool in "Flirty" (green, #38) - 3 balls. One ball not pictured because it's already in use. (I'll share pictures of that project when finished - maybe this weekend.) No plans for other two balls.

For anyone like me who likes to see more detail in their yarn photographs, here are a few additional shots from different angles. Click pictures to make bigger:

Okay, it's time to go fondle some yarn! Later!


Margaret said...

You remember that old Far Side cartoon. Here's what Margaret hears:
"Yarn, blah, blah, yarn, yarn, blah, blah, Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere!, yarn, blah, blah." :)

That Jade Sapphire is some nice stuff. We've got the 2ply at TNL and some of the cashmere/silk. Mimi gave me a skein for a birthday pressie and oh my!

Margaret said...

Oh, and nice colors on the blah, blah.

Beth said...

All I can say is WOW! What a haul! And I'm sure you got it all at phenom prices! I was checking out that sale too, but didn't give in to the temptation ... it was hard but I resisted.

Nikki said...

YARN! I just want to pat and pet and fondle all of it!!


Krista said...

Love the cashmere. All the color are beautiful!

IndigoMuse said...

I hit the sale too but haven't gotten my yarn yet. I'm dying to fondle the cashmere I bought. Waaaaaah!


Suzanne said...

AMAZING! HUGE! You have stashed MIGHTILY!

I am having serious Touch Me envy! I have long wanted to make that scarf but the price tag was too steep!

Lovely stuff.