Friday, February 12, 2010

Yarn, yarn, yarn!

Today was a great day for yarn buys at one local thrift store! I didn't take all that was there, but I sure got a good amount of what was available. It's been months since I last found a good buy on really good yarn, but the wait was worth it. Here's a list of what followed me home;

Anny Blatt 'Angora Super' - 6 balls in a lovely near royal blue, 92 yds. each. Note: the color in this picture isn't accurate, it's a much deeper blue in reality.

Anny Blatt 'Superwash Wool' - 5 balls in a ruby red - 100 yds each

Classic Elite 'Classic Silk' - 5 balls in Bluebell - 135 yds each (no photo)

GGH 'Tajmahal' - 4 balls - in white

Patons 'Diploma' Gold DK - 4 balls of light and 6 balls of medium greens - 131 yds each
Lane Borgosesia Knitaly dal 1850 - 2 balls blue - 215 yrds each
Jaeger shetland - 1 ball of natural tweed and one of a nutmeg color - 182 yds each

The best part is the price, $30.40 incl. tax. Some of these yarns appear to be discontinued, but with lots of research the closest I could come in actual retail cost was over $300.00. I just wish you could feel it, especially the Angora Super and the Tajmahal - they're both sooooo soft!
On my needles at the present is the Jacob's Ladder Seaman's Scarf in black Paton's Classic Wool. I'm looking for yarn for the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf. The recipient likes lots of color but I don't think a lot of color will do the cables justice so I'm planning to find out what her favorite color is and try to find that in a heavy worsted, at 16 sts to 4 inches.
Today I am thankful for;
Garbage collectors
Our home
Tonight we're enjoying the opening of the winter olympics. Our hearts go our to the family of the luger who tragically died on his last practice run. They will be in our prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Hopefully those steel stanchions will be padded before anyone else is injured on this dangerously fast track.


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