Yarn Haul 2

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Aug 312009
 

So this is what I got when I was on vacation in Dormagen near Cologne (we were visiting friends and relatives there, and were staying with my inlaws):

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The variegateds and the pink are for another BSJ (I’ve been knitting three of them lately), both Lana Grossa merino superfine, and the yellow soy sock yarn was for SKA. The yellow yarn is also one I haven’t tried yet. At the time I bought this I only had one yellow ball, and I wanted to be able to make at least two pairs in yellow. The yarn is from Stoffstudio Pane in Dormagen, who sell mainly Lana Grossa and Coats yarns. Yarn is only a side line for them, because they are more into fabrics and such. Another 250 grams.

When I’m at the Rhineland, I almost always make it to Maschenkunst. The owner, Daniela Johannsenova, is a friend of mine, and I have yet to walk out of her gorgeous shop without buying something (I *have* made it out of her shop without yarn, however). So this is what I got:

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On the left you see one of eleven balls of Rowan Felted Tweed. Hubby looked at mags at the shop and picked out a pattern, and a yarn all on his own, and just consulted me whether I would like to knit this, and whether I could use the yarn and pattern together. The other three are sock yarns, from left to right Colinette Jitterbug, Malabrigo Sock, and another Jitterbug colorway. Together this is 870 grams of yarny goodness.

More yarny goodness ahead tomorrow!

Yarn haul

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Aug 302009
 

I’m going to write this in English, it just flows that way in my thoughts.

August was yarn buying month for me, and this is what I got:

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It is quite some, so I’ll show you the batches as I got them. I started out with these:

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These were bought at Roedel in Munich. They are for two hats for my daughter. 200 grams.

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This was an order at Marianne’s online shop. I bought two yellows for SKA’s September challenge „Yellow socks“, but one of them will not qualify. At least my eyes don’t see a yellow, it is more a brown or beige. When I laid out the colors they screamed „Fair Isle Sweater“ to me, so I’m not yet sure what I’ll do. They would make wonderful colors together. All of these are either Zwerger Opal or Zitron Trekking pro natura. These are 900 g.

I’m going to show you the other batches in my next post so as to not blow this one up too much.