For 10+ weeks I have been on a yarn diet. All dieters cheat don't they, let's not mention my purchases in Sweden or the moment of weakness I had over at Scouts Swag. I will just say that for the past 2.5 months I have exercised more restraint than usual. It was all in preparation for yesterday's Big Day Out with my sister. I got up early and picked her up in NJ, to drive her to King of Prussia, PA for the Knitting and Crochet Guild's Annual Conference.
We hadn't pre-registered for any courses, our reason for the trip, the Market. Ooh-la-la, we had fun. With all of that yarn acquisition energy built up, I showed no restraint. Listed here are my purchases, along with my plans for their future projects.
Shaeffer Anne, in a scrumptious wine, plum, navy and pumpkin colorway. This will most likely become a pair of socks.
The most unbelievably gorgeous cashmere lace weight hand dyed by the very talented women at Just Our Yarn. They had a lot of other beauties, but there was only so much cash in the coffers. I'm thinking Kiri for this.
This amazing yarn is lace weight from Skaska Designs Limited. It is destined to become a shawl from Folk Shawls. I've got two photo's of this one, from the top and from the side, just because it is so beautiful.
Some mill ends of Louet Pearl, it will become some fun stripey socks. I like these colors together, and the price was right.
Below is some wool and mohair from Buckwheat Bridge Angoras, they have angora goats on their farm and dye all of their yarn using solar power. I will make a lace shawl out of this yarn as well.
Suri Elegance for the Icarus Shawl. This is the yarn and the colorway of the original pattern. I'm not sure I've ever done that. . .
Trekking, for some fun socks.
We also picked up some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock for my mom. My sister is going to teach her the magic loop, and get her started on a pair of socks. My dad has been having health issues lately and she does a lot of knitting in hospitals and doctors waiting rooms. My mom was supposed to join us yesterday, but dad was in the hospital again, so she stayed with him. My sister and I are hoping to take her to Rhinebeck in the fall. Keep your fingers crossed . . .
Now it's off, in 100 degree NYC heat. DD 1&2 want me to take them to the Museum of Television and Radio today. I think I'll take my Baudelaire along.