Saturday, March 10, 2007

And a bit of gratuitous yarn

My quest not to buy yarn has been, er, mostly successful (cough). I snagged one skein in last week's Posh Yarn sale, a delicious skein of Helena merino 4-ply called "Verse":



Yesterday I had the day off work and went shopping, I ended up with these from the LYS to make a tank top:



The gorgeous spring-like colours could not be left in the shop. We had some lovely weather last week and it was great to be out and about in it for a change!

A few knitting books have made their way here in recent weeks, and this week the following arrived from amazon.com - Victorian Lace Today, A Gathering of Lace, and Rowan Vintage Knits. Lovely books all three, and some amazing lace pattern that I will try - one day! It's more a question of having time and daylight to knit in with lace for me.

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16 Comments:

At 6:55 pm, March 10, 2007, Blogger blog-blethers said...

LOVE the Twilley's yarn ... and Skully looks even better modelled!

 
At 8:46 pm, March 10, 2007, Blogger Lynne said...

Yarn, yarn! Oh to be able to buy yarn! Glorious yarn :-)
I'm glad skully turned out well :-)

 
At 9:33 pm, March 10, 2007, Blogger nanatoo said...

Nice yarn, I feel Springlike just looking at it. I'd like a tank top in each of the FS shades ;)
Lace is a strain on the old eyes isn't it?

 
At 2:17 pm, March 11, 2007, Blogger modelwidow said...

You definitely couldn`t have left those lovely spring colours in the shop - look forward to seeing the finished article too.

 
At 2:18 pm, March 11, 2007, Blogger Kendra said...

The yarn is gorgeous. I really love the spring-like colours. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

 
At 3:39 pm, March 11, 2007, Blogger artyfartykat said...

Oh how I love a bit of gratuitous yarn! And what yummy yarns and books you've acquired!
The Twilleys is beautiful, look forward to seeing the finished article.

 
At 4:17 pm, March 11, 2007, Blogger Queen Frogger said...

That sounds like a great stash of books!

 
At 5:10 pm, March 11, 2007, Blogger Sarah said...

Hooray for Spring and lovely yarn to compliment it.

Skully looks really great - I love the shape of the sleeves.

 
At 9:42 am, March 12, 2007, Blogger Aknita said...

It seems Spring has sprung in all sorts of unexpected areas!!!!

Love the colours in the Posh Yarn -something, thus far, I have managed to resist!

 
At 12:14 pm, March 12, 2007, Blogger donnac1968 said...

Damn, every week I forget about the Posh Yarn sale!

Yummy yarn, drool!!!

 
At 9:50 pm, March 12, 2007, Blogger Daisy said...

All that yarn is gorgeous...

 
At 10:23 am, March 13, 2007, Blogger Anni said...

I love the Helena. I managed to resist this weeks Posh sale. Probably got more Posh yarns in my stash than Dee herself. LOL. Love the other yarn too. Gorgeous colours. I've got Victorian Lace and Gathering of lace too and love the VTL book but not sure about the 'Gathering...'.

 
At 5:58 pm, March 13, 2007, Blogger Rain said...

Ooh they're pretty! I haven't seen that shade of the Twilley's before. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

 
At 9:45 am, March 15, 2007, Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Lovely yarn . I resisted even looking at Poshyarn this last week as I am on a yarn diet (stupid me !! )
Th Freedom Spirit is lovely My daughter had just made the tank top an another shade

 
At 10:48 am, March 19, 2007, Blogger Dipsy Doodle said...

My gosh, this is yarn pr0n to its fullest - I totally love these goodies, such beautiful colours!

 
At 1:53 pm, March 19, 2007, Blogger Piglottie said...

The Posh Yarns yarn looks wonderful. Would be interested to hear what you think of Victoria Lace as everyone seems to be raving about it?

Btw, was it you who asked me on my blog a while ago about Inspired Cable Knits? Its a lovely book with stunning photos and a really nice feel to it. However, I'm not keen on many of the patterns and would only knit one I think. I know other people love it though so you might?

 

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