Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yarn Haul

Yesterday, I headed up to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival with baby girl in tow, while the Husband stayed home with the other kids. This way, I could browse to my heart's content without worrying about how things were going at home.

Here's what came home with me:

The pink is superwash wool meant for a February Baby Sweater for Baby Girl. The purple is just over a 1,000 yards of silk/merino laceweight. I have a few ideas for that one, but at the moment I'm leaning towards the Seaside Cottage Stole in the 101 Luxury One Skein Wonders book. Whatever it becomes, it has to wait for both the Celtic Knot Stole and the Oriel Lace Scarf to be finished. The white is also silk/merino lace - it's not meant for anything at the moment. It was just so soft and priced so reasonably that it jumped intom y basket!

You might notice the drop spindle and roving. This is something I've thought about giving a try since the first time I saw spinning done this way. Really, I want to learn how so that I have an excuse to buy some of the completely gorgeous handcarved spindles that I've seen. I found this spindle for $4, and the roving cost me $3. I thought $7 was a reasonable amount of money to spend on a potential new hobby.

Finally, the basket that it's all in - I bought that too. I LOVE IT! I especially love it filled with the yarn. Unfortunatly, it's not meant to be a knitting basket ('cause um, I have kids who would ruin the yarn and the basket.) Instead, it's going to be hanging on the kitchen wall, occasionally to be filled with chips, bread, and whatever else I can think of to use it!

Today I'm just chillin' with the kids - enjoying being their mommy! Happy Mother's Day to all you other mommies out there! And of course, Happy Knitting to you all!


Anonymous said...

Happy mother's day! It's seems you got your gifts early ;) and a drop spindle! Oh wow! Great price too.

You're going to love spinning.


km said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too. Great finds!