SO I MANAGED TO GET TO THE FIBER FEST! :D
I had a fantastic day today!
I managed to get to the fiber fest and ended up buying about $100 worth of yarn. x.x But goodness it is just so soft and pretty.
I decided to get more neutral colors this time since I usually get crazy color combinations that would make the 80’s cry. But you guys don’t want to hear me talk. Here have yarn pictures. :D
Taylored Fibers: 100% Superfine Alpaca. DK weight. Approx. 660yds.
The Fibre Studios: Peruvian Tweed. (Guessing) DK Weight. Approx. 600yds.
You guys, this yarn is just so fucking soft. I’m not going to want to knit it. Just let me sleep on it. *A*
Also, my friend sent me the best fucking shirt ever.
Someone share with me a bulky weight yarn project so that I have an excuse to buy this gorgeous yarn:
Anyone wanna go into business with me?
I need to start a yarn shop. I need to work in a yarn shop. Jfc, please. This is my dream. I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START!? ;_;
I meant to post this earlier, but better late than never I suppose.
This is the stuff I got when I was out on Saturday with Mom. My favorite thing of course being the magnetic chart holder. I have wanted one for forever.
The pattern is a sweater Mom wants me to knit for her and the yarns are for personal side projects (finally my own stuffs. haah)
I found out that there is a small fiber fair near where I live in April, so I am super excited to go!
Also, pictures of the blocked and finished (AS)Shawl (hopefully) sometime tomorrow. Gotta get my brother to model for me again and so long as it’s sunny I see no other reason pictures won’t happen! :D
Heading toward a local yarn shop.
Nothing really in mind, but it never hurts to look. :D
One down! I just love socks.
these are beautiful, what is the yarn your using, the color is amazing.
The yarn is Swiss Bloom Yarn by Knittingroseyarns.com and the colorway is Candy Corn. I’ve never been to their website though, so I’ve no idea if they have it there or not. :o
(reblogged on right blog this time. 8C)
Love Your Yarn Scraps!
Ever wondered what to do with your pesky little yarn scrap? (I left mine outside for the birds last week …) Well, EasyMakesMeHappy has come up with a fabulous idea — Scrap Yarn Art! Click on the link for instructions.
Might as well. Seems like fun.
On another note:
Mom did buy some yarn. She wants me to knit some booties and a hat for one of her coworkers who is having a baby in January. So instead of my doctor who yarn we picked up some of this:
It won’t take me long to knit either, but I am on the lookout for cute bootie patterns. So if anyone knows any send them my way! I’ll probably start them tomorrow. :3
On my way to LYS for Doctor Who Scarf yarn!
Gonna use a mix up between wittylittleknitter.com and doctorwhoscarf.com patterns. Now if only I can find the yarn.
I’m looking for Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in:
- Red Fox (x2)
- Saddle Tan (x2)
- Chocolate Kisses (x1)
- Wood Moss (x2)
- Goldenrod (x1)
- Spiced Plum (x2)
- Charcoal (x2)
I would really love it if there are willing people to trade yarn? I would purchase, but the only place I found that has all the colors online charges $13 to ship at their cheapest price. I’m gonna call a LYS, but I figured asking couldn’t hurt.
Just message me if you’re willing and we can talk trade details depending on the amount of yarn you’re parting with. :3
MY YARN HAUL!! (and some patterns)
So I’m just posting all my yarn in one shot because there is a loooot. haha
From left to right:
- Unplanned Peacock Studios: 75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon - Kiskadee
- Dragonfly Fibers: Dijinni Sock: 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon - Zombie Apocalypse
- Blossom Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino Wool - Plum Wine
- Budding Sock Yarn: 10% Bison, 90% Superwash Merino - Yuma
- Blossom Sock Yarn: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon - Pumpkin Harvest
- Unplanned Peacock Studios: 75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon - Spooky
- http://knittingrose.net/: 50% Fine Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 20% Silk - Candy Corn
and two Stephen West patterns!!
30 Days of Knitting: Day 27
Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite?
A little bit of everywhere. I mostly buy them from local yarn shops or knitpicks.com. Really anywhere I can get my hands on it.
My favorite is SAFF, but sadly that only happens once a year.
30 Day Knitting Challenge: Day 24
Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?
I have made a few. Most of the time I take patterns that are already made and just alter them. I may start making my own patterns eventually.
I have spun my own yarn using a drop spindle, but it’s not really something that I’m into. It just isn’t all that fun for me. I haven’t ever dyed any of it though.
Thrifty tip #1 - Knitting
Do you like to knit, but hate how expensive yarn can get? Here are a few tips for you to get that yarn for cheap, or for free.
1) Check Goodwill first. You would not believe the shit that people just throw away or donate, because they bought it and didn’t need it. Be careful though. Sometimes goodwill is cheap, but it can be more expensive than just going to the craft store. Double check and compare prices.
2) Use coupons for stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You can print out 40% off coupons from Michaels’ website, or check their weekly ad in the paper. Below is the link to their coupon page:
3) Visit the clearance section of the store first. Every store, from Walmart to Hobby, has a clearance section where items that haven’t sold are thrown in a pile to sell quickly. I’ve found balls of yarn in these sections for as cheap as two cents each.
4) Make your own yarn, and then it’s free. Do you have a pair of jeans worn beyond repair? A shirt that no longer fits? Have your kids outgrown their clothes or sweaters? You can make a ball of yarn out of a pair of jeans by laying them out, ironing out all the wrinkles, and undoing all the seams. Then you cut the material into long, thin strips and tie the strips together to create a continuous strand - which you can then wrap into a ball of denim yarn for later!
Or, if you have an old knit sweater that no longer fits, you can just unravel it. :)