I’ve gotten so much pretty new yarn lately, that I really feel like I have to make a post to show it all off! It’s yarn porn in all it’s glory. Mostly I’ve picked up a fair bit of sock yarn; I’m determined to learn how to make socks and like it, so I had to stock up on yarn. I have a feeling some of it may not wing up being socks though, since I do already have some sock yarn stashes. As if I need an excuse to buy yarn! grin
First up is a skein of Claudia Hand Painted yarn in the colowrway Dear John. It’s got beautiful autumn colors, with the rich reds and browns. I haven’t decided what I want to make from it yet! I have about 100 yards of CHP in Chocolate that would look simply amazing with it, so I’d really like to work the two together somehow. Any ideas?
Next up, I have two skeins of Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk in Blue Lagoon. This yarn has the most awesome sheen to it, and it just begging me to turn it in to some lacy socks. So far I’m thinking Spring Forward, though I might break down and try Monkey again.
While I was looking at yarn for socks, I came across a skein of Malabrigo Sock in the colorway Indiecita and fell in love. I kept picking the skein up and petting it, and glancing at it longingly, though I was warned that I would wear holes through socks pretty much immediately. I had to have it. So this skein is destined to become some kind of shawl, and it will be glorious, because just LOOK at those colors! ♥
That same trip to the yarn shop is also when I got the Santa Fe yarn in Celebration, but you’ve already seen that in my Fake Party Socks post. I won’t bore you with more photos of the yarn :)
At that point, I thought I was done getting sock yarn for a while, but then three things happened! One, I saw the pattern for the Edwardian Boat Socks and was lamenting that none of my yarns were quite right for the pattern (which is a dirty lie, I’m sure the Claudia would look amazing in it). Two, the Portland Yarn Crawl happened and I found myself staring at more yarn, which always requires adopting some! And three, my boyfriend was being a butthead and offered to buy me yarn as an apology. How can you resist that offer?!
So I poked and prodded and hemmed and hawed over a bunch of yarns and settled on Abstract Fiber Mighty Sock in the color Koi Pond drool. These socks will probably jump the line… I see me starting them after I finish my first Party Sock, and coming back to the second later!
Now though, I seriously have to stop buying yarn until I knit at least 10 of the 30 things in my queue (all of which I already have the yarn for). Wish me luck!