Dixie Peach: Right place, right time

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Right place, right time

Right thing - yarn.

Right color - pale blue.

Right variety - merino sport weight.

Right price - 1€ per skein.

So I bought twelve skeins. I likely would have bought them out completely but I couldn't hold any more. I'm considering going back tomorrow for the rest.

Now I need to find the right project.


Blogger Spinningsue said...

You go girl! I like to see some gratuitous stash enhancement. ;-P

10:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Doo Yoo Know I went looking for "learn to knit" sites because I suddenly got this huge urge to knit some socks (don't know whether it'll pass or not so I'm trying to find the needles I bought just in case I needed them... anyway... ) and I found a site that sells cashmere wool for $48 a skein. (hope I spelled all that right)

Forty-eight dollars a skein.

Aren't skeins those little wads of wool one can hold with one hand? I bet it makes a killer sweater, though. If I ever do learn to knit I'm going to buy some.

p.s. I read socks aren't a good bet if you're looking for something simple to learn on.
p.p.s. And Sue. I went looking for Sue. I'm so glad you linked to her.

10:30 PM  
Blogger BarefootCajun said... sounds delicious. Can't wait to hear what you decide to make.

10:59 PM  
Blogger BarefootCajun said...

Psst - Lisa. If you want to learn how to make socks, check out this book on - "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. It gives you instructions for every pattern imaginable as well as size charts and a wonderful first sock project that she gives her students.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Lisa, I've never knitted socks in my's something I want to I'm not any good at giving sock advice but Sue is. Sue is the sock queen. I'm not shocked at $48 a skein for cashmere. It's wicked expensive. I'm happy with a cashmere/merino wool blend and even that's out of my league unless it's on sale.

Shoeless One, as it stands now some of the yarn is going to be used to knit a blanket for Zea's baby. I've started her a blanket twice now and don't like how it's turning out. First it was the pattern that wasn't turning me on and now I think it's the yarn that's not doing it for me. I found another pattern I like and I'm going to try it with this yarn. And if I have some leftover, which I think I will, I think I'll knit myself a scarf.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a hooded, pullover sweater in Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits that you could make. . . email me if you want me to send a copy of instructions!

4:37 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

-dixie, $48 per skein is way out of my league too, but I've been known to ignore my better sense every now and then. This ability has made me the woman I am today. ;) Let us know how your project turns out, okay? I'm very interested.

-bfcajun, Amazon must have a book for everything. I swear, if I wanted to learn how to sing through my ears while riding a hedgehog Amazon would have a book on how to do it.

9:37 AM  
Blogger BarefootCajun said...

Dix - I have a gorgeous pattern for a little girl's blanket. It's white with pink, yellow, green, and blue daisies embroidered in yarn on top. I've been dying to make it for a little girl. I may just have to start it for Zea.

Lisa - BWAHAHAHA! You are so right.

11:11 PM  

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