Sunday, October 15, 2006

Warning: Anyone on yarn diet don't look!

On my way back from Ally Pally. That place is evil, I tell ya.

Since I've told you that I'm going, and you know me too well to expect less. Well, can't disappoint you guys, can I?

First purchase of the day, two 200g hanks of hand-dyed merino yarn from Touch yarn. Love the colourway. I think it'd look great for a scarf of a scoop neck vest or a bolero, what do you think?


A pack of Rowan Kid Classic and a pack of Rowan All Season Cotton. In colours I don't even wear. But they were a real bargain, so....who cares if I look dead in grey.

A huge 350g hank of hand-dyed merino from somewhere in Europe. I wish I could capture the colours better, it's gorgeous.

Two 100g skeins of alpaca. Not the most likely colours for me to pick, but they were in the odd balls bin, and I thought they'd look great as striped winter accessories.

Three skeins of more Regia Silk in white. I've been looking for this yarn in this shade forever, can't wait to turn them into a gorgeous lacy shawl! I did a quick count and there are 16 skeins of Regia Silk in 5 different colours in my stash now. I never love a yarn this much.

And of course, no yarn spree is complete without some silk. The green/blue hank is Handmaiden Seasilk, which you all know is amazing and totally irresistible. The pink/peach hank is 100% laceweight silk from Fyberspates, so pretty and so worth it.

Six 100g hanks of Classic Elite Kelso in red and 2 hanks in green. I think the yarn is long discontinued since I can't seem to find any information about it, but it's gorgeous wool tweed. I bought all the red they have left. There was a lady who was interested too, but she let me have it, so I can't not buy them, right?

Four skeins of Lang Mille Colori. This yarn reminds me of Rowan Tapestry, sans the sheen. I got myself 4 skeins to make a stripey scarf for myself, though not necessarily horizontal stripes.

Three gorgeous pattern books, Out of Town by Debbie Bliss, Lang Fatto A Mano and RYC Classic Style. And this time I will actually knit something from them.

I saw this cardigan in the LANG pattern book and fell for it immediately. Hard.

Then I saw the yarn it called for,...
and fell even harder. The yarn is 50% wool and 50% silk, the perfect combination as far as I'm concerned, and simply amazing to touch. I have totally ran out of cash by then, and actually left the stall after getting only 1 ball to play with. After walking around aimlessly with next to nothing on my wallet, I decided to get 11 more as my last purchase of the day. Thank God I decided not to be wise and bring my debit card(a.k.a. the devil card) with me.
Having given my financial stability the hardest hit, I quickly tried to find the way out, and actually walk into the toilet. After somebody given me the right direction, which is all the way across the hall, I tried to not look around and walk straight, but I kept on stumbling into some divine cashmere and the gloriously colourful Colinette stall. It wasn't easy to get out of there, trust me.

I'm practically broke now, fortunately I have enough food supply not to starve myself for another week.

15 comments:

opportunityknits said...

The yarn you got is all so lovely, you have great taste! And the last photo is so funny, Yuvee.

ambermoggie said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time Yuvee and I love the yarns you chose, well worth living on rations for a week:)
amber in scotland

Abi said...

Uncanny, I was behind you in the queue at the Rowan stand.Remembered hoping you would drop the Kid Classic.Also got the Lang and Debbie Bliss books.The Mille Colori also found its way into my basket.
Nice to have almost met you.

Mimi said...

Oh your new yarns are so wonderful! Would be so hard to decide which one to knit first.
I need to take a second look at your new yarn collection.;)

Laura.Y said...

With so much yarn to drool over, I dun even know where to start! The sea silk has to be my fav! :)

Doreen said...

I love all the yarn you got there expecially the sea silk.

Anonymous said...

OMG, my arms hurt just thinking about having to lug all that yarn! :-) Lovely haul!

joy

Peggy said...

Wow! Shopping spree!! I can't wait to see them turn into FOs

Vanessa said...

Holy shit!!! I wanna scream..can !?

Vanessa said...

sorry..I will behave myself next time. I want some lang silkdream.....

Nano said...

Sometimes I feel I'm better at yarn collecting than knitting. Beautiful yarns.

R a i n said...

WHOA!!!! For a first timer on your blog, thats was some heavy stash-flashing. I almost fell off my chair as the pics kept loading....and loading...

Lovely selections ;o)

Rina said...

Holy s*** girl!
Dang... I literally almost couldn't belive what you got as the pictures were loading. By the way, we apparently like the same noodles (the Korean noddles). It's funny how we have a tad same interest in our noodles.

handknit168 said...

Always cannot resist in buying yarns.

Sally said...

Gosh! I'm totally green with envy, especially the seasilk!