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April 12, 2008

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Yarny Goodness

Filed under: Yarn Acquisitions — Cat @ 2:05 pm

Don’t touch that dial!!

Yes, indeed, we actually have achieved YARN PICTURES!!

(Anyone using Dial-up might want to go have a cup of coffee while this page loads…)

Today, I will focus on Project Yarns (yarns purchased/gifted for sweater type projects)

(In no particular order)

Wool Bamboo

Wool Bamboo Yarn
Isn’t it pretty?

50 % wool, 50 % bamboo, 50 g balls (14 purchased)

Projected use: Modern Lace Henley (from Winter 2007 Knitty).

I can’t wait to start this project. It took me weeks to decide what the “perfect” shade of red would be for me. I will be wearing this over a white tank top (since it is an open weave lacy-type sweater). This project will be started after my exam and term paper are done.

Manos Del Uruguay

Manos del Uruguay wool yarn

100 % wool, kettle dyed. color # 13, 100 g skeins (8 purchased)

I’ve wanted this yarn since the store Knit Knack opened. I never bought it because I could never figure out what to do with it!!

I spent some time researching, and finally decided to make a vest something like this:

Manos Vest

I say “something” like this, because the gauge of the two yarns are completely different. But Gerri down at the store helped me design a similar vest with this yarn.

The vest is from this book:
Yarn Play

I’m pretty sure that I have extra yarn. I’m hoping that I do, because I would also love to have a winter hat made out of this yarn.

(I really really really love this yarn…)

Cotton Linen Tank Top

Cotton Linen yarn

Color reproduction – fairly bad in this picture. The yarn is actually a very pretty olive/kahki color.
50 g balls (8 purchased); 50% cotton,30 % rayon, 20% linen.

I am planning to make this tank top out of the yarn.

Cotton Linen tank top

I bought extra yarn to make it longer (since the cropped look is NOT what I usualy look for). Good thing the yarn was on sale, eh?

Debbie Bliss Rialto yarn

Rialto Yarn

50 g balls, 100% superwash Merino wool, 10 balls.

This lovely yarn was a gift from my Brother and Sister in Law for my birthday. It took me a while to find the “perfect” pattern for this.

Finally, I stumbled across the following (sorry for the REALLY BAD PICTURE!)

Rialto Vest Pattern

The moment I saw it, I just knew it would be perfect for my Rialto. I’ll be honest, I can’t remember where I downloaded this pattern from. Good thing I saved it to my computer. The name of the pattern is the “Badia Lace Vest” and it has a beautiful cable/lace pattern down the front and the back. It will be perfect for my wonderful Rialto yarn.

Thanks, David, Ginger, Daniel and Michael!!

So, obviously, I have my work cut out for me. Lots to do, and all projects that I am very excited about. I can’t wait to get started!!

Future posts:

    Sock Yarns
    Lace Weight Lovelies and other Gifts
    Yarns and goodies from last weekend’s Knitting Retreat
    Knitting Bags

Stay Tuned!!!!!

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  1. OOOOOOH! AAAAAAAH! Beautiful, all of them! Makes me want to start another project myself.

    Comment by Mom — April 13, 2008 @ 8:55 am
  2. holey canoli you yarn whore! lol! :o)

    love the red yard and the lovely manos. im working on a “my so called scarf” in yellow manos.

    Comment by kari S. — April 13, 2008 @ 1:39 pm
  3. Love all of ‘em!

    The last pattern must have come from the Berocco site – they have that red-over-black square that says “Free Patterns”. ;-)

    Comment by Anita Craig — April 14, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

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