Monday, February 26, 2007

Lookee, More Yarn!

Scores galore on the stash front last week. The handspun from Monique of Herba Lana, my upstream partner for the Spin Me a Treasure handspun swap, finally arrived from Belgium. She sent it in December, so I guess it was on a slow boat; she'll be glad to hear that it arrived safely after all this time. There are two skeins of a mohair/wool blend, and a skein of wool, both are single ply. Thanks, Monique!

1. Herba Lana handspun, 2. Unlabeled, 3. Unlabeled, 4. Colinette_SilkyChic/Tagliatelli

I found the unlabeled cone of pink variegated synthetic and the two balls of similar blue at the thrift store last week; in total they set me back a mere $4! Should be good for plying.

And the Colinette I ordered from Julipoolies on eBay got here Saturday. I picked up both a skein of Silky Chic and one of Tagliatelli in my favorite colorway: Jamboree. I think the former, knit up on huge needles, should make a nice boa. Some of each is destined for my Freeform Knitting 365 project. Not sure what I'll do with the Tagliatelli.

Finally, the box of mohair I bought from Rachel W. through the KnitSwap group got here, crammed-full as advertised. That's a whole lotta mohair! Today I split each skein, and I'm sending half of each to Village Knittiot for her Freeform Knitting 365 project, which she is knitting entirely in mohair, as a belated birthday present.

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  1. Whoa! Look at that haul - very nice. You are going to be busy with some gorgeous yarn.

    Do you have any How-to/tip sites for Scrumbling? I am so intrigued. I would love to try this - like I have the time! - it looks like it taps into a creative energy that I could really use right now. (does that make sense??)

  2. yes, it was a very good week, thankyou scarlett.

    funny you should ask about scrumbling links... i have been working on a post about that VERY thing!! it's links, ALL links, everything you ever wanted to know about scrumbling. just need to put the finishing touches on it. check back soon, and i'll get your creative juices FLOWIN'!

  3. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Glad things are going well for you, your sister and father!

  4. i cant log in at L&V for some reason.
    yes! come visit, also a special person is to come up here and teach some spinning and dyeing classes!
    spin blog:

  5. thanks for the invite, heatherly. i'm trying to rope my only spinning friend here to go out there for a field trip.

  6. Anonymous5:39 AM

    Velma I'm so glad it arrieved.
    Il'sent you a knew one for Eastern.
    You gave me so much inspiration that it is not to believe.
    And it has been a verry verry slow boat. It as taken almost 2,5 months.
    Not to believe.

    Monique from Belgium.

  7. monique! you found it! isn't it wonderful that it arrived, after all that time!! such lovely yarn. thank you again!


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