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Yarn Crawl Ahoy!

16 Mar

This weekend there’s the North Shore Yarn Crawl, and Robin and I did it up right. Yesterday I stopped by a few shops and picked up a few things, but today the two of us hit almost all of them and we have oodles of spoils to show for it!

This is Robin and her pile of goodies:

She got some yarn to make a baby sweater (the purple Cherub), yarn to make Adrift (Blue Heron Yarns Bamboo Lace in Daylily), and a skein of Ella Rae Bamboo Silk that was on sale for a couple of bucks. Plus, she found a 50% off copy of No Sheep For You, the perfect book for someone with wool allergies.

Here she is dancing with her yarn:

I also got spoils! Here’s a pile of them:

The books are Scarlet by Kim Hargreaves and a copy of the winter 2011 Knitscene. They’re both super exciting, and I can tell you that Hunter, which apparently isn’t on Ravelry but is a beautiful cable-y goodness pattern from Scarlet, and Nevis Cardigan will both be on my needles soon. I’m gonna do Hunter in the green Lana Grande that had been for owls, and the fact that it’s called Hunter is perfect for such a hunter-y shade of green.

This is some Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran in a wonderful strawberry ice cream, grandmother-y pink that I’ll be knitting a Miette out of. I’ve already made one for Robin for two birthdays and a Christmas (I was being bad and needed to make up for it), and I’m super excited to have my own.

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the aptly named colorway Neon Rose. You can’t see you fluorescent it is from this picture (hi, clouds who are obscuring my natural light!), but let me assure you, it lives up to its name. It’ll become socks, probably sooner rather than later.

And this is some gorgeous roving (that has purple on the bottom, really it does, and a bright, strong red that isn’t orange-y at all, plus its very own fluorescent pink) from Mad Color. I am *really* excited to spin this up, but right now I only have one drop spindle, and it’s busy. This will be getting rectified on my birthday, but until then, I think this guy’ll have to wait in the wings.

All in all, a good time! A bit of an exhausting time (it may or may not be nap time now), but a good time all around.