Friday, September 11, 2009

Rainy Day Yarn Shopping

With yarn practically knitting itself around here lately, I felt the need to stock up with some more! (Do you think the dogs and cat have taken up knitting? I can just picture all three of them working away when I'm not looking, LOL!)

So, it was back to Knitting Corner in Middletown, which is (dangerously) close by. I got another 8 skeins of Thalia, this time in a purple hue. There are three or four tops I'd like to make with it, so it is good to have enough for two at this point. It will be easier to choose which ones to do. But how will I choose the color for each?!

I found some companions for the lonely ball of Glisten I had: 2 balls of Grace and 1 ball of Impression to make the Victoria Fingerless Mittens from Knitting Little Luxuries.

Two balls of Flotsam for a Louisa Harding Mermaid Bag.

I got another skein of the Sari Ribbon I'm using for Periwinkle, so I won't be short. Somehow I ended up getting these gold ones too, maybe for a clutch purse, like the one shown in The Elegant Knitter, but I am not decided yet. It could end up being roping on my mini Christmas tree when the time comes, LOL!

I am definitely on a Louisa Harding binge at the moment. That seems to be how I knit, finding a designer and sticking with them. Of course, sales have been a factor too!


knitseashore said...

I love the purple Thalia. I'm so glad you got it! I'm almost tempted to go back and get the rest of the plum skeins myself.

Since I'm on a L.H. binge too, I can't wait to see your purse and mitts. I might have to do the mitts myself too. I saw a sample in a store once and they are so pretty. Yours will coordinate with periwinkle for winter!

Lisette said...

I'm a huge Louisa Harding fan, too!

I can't wait to see all of your Louisa finished projects!