Saturday, June 03, 2006

More yarn...

This was a sale I just couldn't resist. Someone on CP sent the link saying Carodan Farm was having 50% off the already reduced prices on discontinued yarns, and that they were happy with their earlier purchases from Carodan Farm. Well, I was in the mood and I went shopping. It took a little hunting to find enough of any one yarn/color choice for the projects I was envisioning, but in the end it was worth the effort. As always, I can count on sock yarn to even out the purchase costs to get the free shipping! So here's what I purchased. I forced myself to put it away so I don't get distracted off the baby gift crochet-a-thon I am doing these days (well that's what it feels like....but you know I love it!!)

I bought 12 balls of Sirdar Salsa DK (flamingo - hot pink!) at $1.75 a ball . The description says a blend of 50% merino wool and 50% acrylic, machine washable, with 162 yds/50g ball [5.5 sts/in on size 5 needles]. I'm thinking I should have enough for a sweater for me!

I bought 9 balls of Schachenmayr Nomotta Catania (marine blue) at $1.00 a ball. The description says a 100% Egyptian cotton DK weight yarn with 137 yds/50g ball [5.5-6 sts/in on size 5 needles]. This is definitely headed for some sort of summer top for me.

I bought 5 skeins of Katia Mississippi 3 (pale purle) at $1.97 a skein. This yarn is 60% cotton, 40% acrylic, with 230 yds/50g ball [7 sts/in on size 3 needles]. I first thought this was headed toward socks, but now I'm thinking there should be enough for some sort of top for my purple-loving dd.

Then for sock yarn, I bought one skein (enough for a pair for a kid) of Silja sock yarn in a nice shade of green at $1.50 a skein. This yarn, from Gjestal (Norway) is 80% wool, 20% nylon with 164 yds/50g skein[6.5 sts/in on size 4 needles]. Finally, I bought 2 skeins of a gorgeous striping yarn called Froehlich Wolle Blauband Jacquard sock yarn (with reinforcing yarn included) at $2.00 a skein. This yarn, from Switzerland is 80% wool, 20% nylon with 225 yds/50g skein[7.5 sts/in on size 2 needles].

OK - I must get off the computer, feed the children, fold the laundry and finish the baby gifts so I can get going on the wearables! Agh, I also need to update May & June challenges.


sara said...

hi ginny, i sure understand about the baby-thon......i feel like that is all i have been doing!!!!

Norah said...

Wow, what a wonderful selection of yarn!