Come and look at the yarny goodness...


I have been spending money on yarny goodness. I just couldn’t help myself. Plus when Dreamcatcher and a lady at my knitting club both recommended the book depository I ended up making some more yarn-related purchases. Below is my list of shame.

Lovely lace weight Posh Yarn from the latest yarn club instalment. It is so soft and has a beautiful sheen. I’m going to be so sad when the yarn club stops. But I’ll just have to spend the money on some of Posh Yarn’s gorgeous ‘one-offs’ instead.

Next up some Rowanspun Aran in Gables. Now, to be honest at the prices the Cucumber patch use I think I’d feel more guilty if I hadn’t bought this wool ;-) I’m going to make Juno from Rowan 40. I wasn’t going to make this pattern until I saw this version on Knitting Betty and fell in love with it.

I also bought Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel, and I’m so glad I did. It is a lovely book and I will definitely make some of the patterns. There is some really useful advice on how to fit your knits properly and the patterns all seem to be very well laid out, with detailed schematics.
If you like Stefanie’s other patterns such as Forecast or the Simple Knitted Bodice then I think you will probably like the majority of patterns in the book - they are very wearable but have a fashionable twist to them. These are two of my favourites so far.

21 comments:

artyfartykat said...

And theres lots of yummy yarny goodness to look at! Some fab purchases! Love the reason for the Rowanspun!
The patterns you've shown from Fitted Knits look beautiful too

Sarah said...

Ooh that shade of Rowanspun is so beautiful, perfect pattern for it too.

I love the look of Fitted Knits - oh dear and I was so good and kept taking books out of my cart yesterday... I think bloggers are the best enablers for yarn related purcahses.

Brahdelt said...

I love the last project, I think next month I will knit either Forecast or Knitted Bodice, and I may give this book a thought. You bought some lovely yarn!

Alice said...

Lovely yarn.

Thanks for the info on the books. I didn't know about the SJ one. I really have to have it and may order it pronto! I like the look of the designs you've shown.

dreamcatcher said...

Lovely purchases! Juno was the standout pattern for me from Rowan 40, thanks for the link to the FO too as it's good to see a "proper" photo of it. It will be gorgeous in the Rowanspun tweed. I have some of that in Green to make CPH but am sorely tempted to snag enough for this too. And I'm trying to knit from stash, how long will that last do you think? :-D

Artis-Anne said...

oh what yummy yarns and the Rowan is a lovely shade. I like Juno as well and have got enough yarn in my stash for it and I have yarn for the SKB as well and some Posh Yarn lace waiting to be done argh Thank Goodness I am not buying yarn at the moment apart from ONE other skein of laceweight I am allowed :)as I missed out last Sunday :(

acrylik said...

Lovely yarn! I think your Rowanspun is going to look absolutley gorgeous when knitted up, the Juno pattern is stunning.

Thanks for the review of the Fitted Knits book, it's on the wishlist :)

Debby said...

Thank you for the review of Fitted Knits. I'm going to have to have a closer look!

Beautiful purchases too!

HPNY Knits said...

well done!

José said...

Awesome book Kendra, thanks for the tip.
By the way the wool i bought for Holly was Fab wool, you can get it from places like hobbie craft. Totally acrylic, but great to knit with :)

Anushka said...

Great buys! And thanks for linking to the Book Depository, what a fabulous site. I love saving money, particularly on craft books, which I covet but never seem to make the projects from.

Mm, it IS worth going to Loop, but thing is, that everything there's of luxury, i.e. with eyebrow-raising price tags. E.g. a skein of bamboo laceweight - albeit a very LARGE skein - cost £42.

For yarn!......!

Betty said...

Oh yay! I've inspired someone to knit Juno!

Fitted Knits is on its way to my house from Amazon. I can't wait!

Seahorse said...

What lovely buys. I thought Juno looked a bit odd in the book but the one you linked to is gorgeous. Argh! So many patterns, so little time! Lol!

Seahorse said...

Ok, purely for the purposes of research ;) how many balls of the Rowanspun Aran did you get for Juno? I'm thinking 12 ought to make a size 14? Or am I way off?

keri said...

I loved that Juno too when I saw it at the same blog. Gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Looks as if someone has been spoiling herself! I can't wait to see all the gorgeous yarn you purchased starting to take form. I'm going to be checking out some of the links you've posted as well.

Frankie said...

How lovely. Juno will look wonderful in that colour - looking forward to your first wip picture!

Gosia said...

I love the shrug. Don't worry about overindulging in yarn shopping - such a thing simply does not exist in my world (any more). I have banished it, and decided instead to view it as an expression of self-love!!! It works :) BTW, I have recently discovered a good way to boost my yarn budget - have a look at my last post - I thought it was worth sharing.

Kath said...

Ooh, Juno looks lovely there and I love the colour you've chosen for it! I agree about the prices - too good to refuse!
As for the 'Fitted Knits' it is a really good book isn't it? I loved loads of the patterns in it, decision time!!

Crafty Granny said...

I love your blog!! Any chance of you sharing or giving me hints on the celtic knot stole. I'm make a shawl to be donated to the hospital where me sister was treated for cancer, we've been making laprobes, but I was tempted to take a side trip and make some shawls and caps. My sister lost her battle a short time ago, we do this for others that are "fighting the good fight". Thanks, Peggy

Robin said...

I love Fitted Knits too - so much that I set up a KAL for it at yarncrawl.typepad.com/
fittedknitsalong! Come join!