Weight Watchers for wool? Wool Watchers...?

Strawberries and cream?
I’m so ashamed of myself. Yarn greed got the better of me…


My cashmere/silk cobweb weight yarn arrived from Posh Yarn. Soon to be two of Eunny's Print o'the wave stoles. (Very quick service from Posh Yarns and beautifully packaged by the way). The colours are raspberry and ivory. Although I would describe it more as strawberry than raspberry now that I’ve seen it in the flesh.


The other day I happened to be reading Ysolda'sand she had just been shopping at the Cucumberpatch. Nice, I thought but carried on reading, then I saw her photo and she had bought Rowan Polar. How could I resist? I’d been wanting some for ages.

Polar goodnessWhen I checked out the Cucumerpatch website they had LOADS of really great Rowan wool in their sale. So I bought some Rowanspun chunky too! The polar is going to be turned into
two shrugs and the polar is going to be a comfy stay at home jumper for me in the autumn.

Rowanspun chunky - I'm green!



labelCucumberpatch were also very quick at delivering, plus they gave me a free sew-on Rowan label! I’ve seen a few of these for sale on various sites now. What do you think of the idea? My husband wants me to sew it on his jumper I made him because he keeps wearing it back to front…


Learn how to take a picture girl!I know this is a terrible photo but I haven’t managed to get a better one yet but I will by the end of the weekend. This is my Debbie Bliss Pure Silk top . I’ll tell you more about how it was to knit when I have some better photos.

10 comments:

Alice said...

Two of Eunny's shawls-two?? Wow. I'll be keeping a close eye on your progress. And the Polar - I wanted some of that. I'd forgotten until I saw your post. Oh, there are so many things I have to have. The silk top really looks gorgeous and you look slinky in it. Fab!

Alice said...

I just had a thought about the shawls. You could work on them at the same time, so you don't have to do one and then another. But you may have already thought of that. I do that with socks, now.

Kendra said...

I hadn't thought of that. It's a great idea! I was beginning to wonder how I was going to cope, as I have the attention span of...

Ling said...

I'll sign up for your wool watchers - I need it! But who can resist a good bargain. The silk top looks gorgeous - very sexy.

dreamcatcher said...

Ooh yarny goodness! Can't wait to see progress pictures of the lace stoles.

Love the Rowanspun colour, now you've made me look at Cucumberpatch again LOL :-)

*starts filling out application form for Wool Watchers*

Poshyarns said...

I am so glad to hear of someone else having the same problem as me with the Debbie Bliss top! I realise that is no comfort to you of course. It does look lovely on you though. I think I should have sized down too, I did the smallest size but really I think it is unwearable at the moment.

Rebecca

Brahdelt said...

I should sign up for Wool Watchers... I went shopping on Saturday and bought several skeins of wool because they were on sale!... I guess it can't be helped! ^^ You've got some great yarns!

José said...

Hello,

The Bolero pattern that I did is Sirdar (luxury Soft Cotton DK) no: 8706. I could scan it in and email it to you if you wanted?

I've got a pic of the finished thing up on my blog now.

Thanks again for the comment.

José (unique invention)

bekka said...

wow, your wrap sweater looks great, even in the so-so photo. can't wait to see more AND learn what you thougth about the pattern and making up of it.

i may have found ribbon that matches my silvery-taupe wrap sweater today, but i haven't compared the two to see yet.

dreamcatcher said...

Just replying re the lace blocking wires, I haven't ordered any yet but I've decided I will definitely buy some in the near future. It has got to be easier than trying to pin lace evenly! They will be just the ticket for your shawls I think.