More Yarn - 08-09-21 01

More Yarn?!?!

There isn’t a knitter alive who hasn’t heard this question from their partner or family member.  And there’s only one answer to that.

Yes, More Yarn!

I’m not a big fan of people that hide their purchases from their spouse or partner.  Hiding purchases indicates (to me) that the hider thinks they’re doing something wrong. And if buying more yarn is wrong for you, stop doing it.

But I’m also not a big fan of spouses who try to shame yarnies for wool purchases.

Thaddeus has asked this question over the years. And honestly, I just tell him…yes.

I got this package of sock yarn via FedEx the other day.

Yarn - Lana Grossa Meilenweit Sock 08-09-21 01

It’s Lana Grossa Meilenweit (100 grams/360 meters of 87% Cotton/13% Polyester sock yarn). I thought I might make a few garments for my craft show that non-wool people might prefer?

After purchasing this, I asked a Zoom room of guy-knitters if they had ever used it. Two of them had and both hated it. Oops. So I swatched it as soon as I got it.

Yarn - Lana Grossa Meilenweit Swatched 08-09-21 01

This swatch isn’t great, but the drape and feel of the fabric is promising. I think I can do something with this that people will like.

Then I went to my LYS (Twist Knitting and Spinning). A crochet friend, Curtis was here and we met there for a visit. I bought two things while I was there.

Yarn - Uneek Fingering 08-09 21

This is Uneek Fingering. I really thought these two colorways would look fantastic in the Primordial Sworls Shawl. Can you picture this colorway in the Primordial stitch pattern?

Primordial Sworl Scarf 11-15-20 00

I also needed some solid/tonals for my next project.

Yarn - Woolfolk Tynd 08-09-21 01

The softness and rich colors of Woolfolks Tynd yarn had me hooked. I can’t wait to start on my next project!

Current Knitting

I ended up undoing the swatch of the Lana Grossa Meilenweit and used one of the colors on my sock knitting machine. And a small miracle occurred.

CSM Meilenweit Cotton Polyester Sock Full Pair 08-10-20 01

For the first time ever, I was able to create two socks in a row on my CSM. One right after the other.

There are two minor mistakes…one in each sock, but I am over the moon that I was able to accomplish this.

I also added a couple of inches to the Liquified Shawl since Monday.

Liquified Shawl 08-11-21 01

Liquified Shawl 08-11-21 02

There are 18 stripes at the bottom of the shawl and I was hoping to get 20 at the top. Which would mean I have 21 more rows in total. Or a total of 9,030 stitches before binding off.  And a few ends to weave in.

7 comments on “More Yarn?!?!

  1. So you do buy a lot of yarn, but you also knit more than average even for people who knit a fair amount. Watching you progress going though stuff I would say only about 5% of the pretty serious knitters I know knit as much as you. Congrats on the socks. Someday m totally going get on f those. Love gadgets.

  2. Great to see your gorgeous yarns and creations! I really like Woolfolk Luft and would probably be a fan of their Tynd too. As always, your colors are fantastic!

  3. To quote a postcard someone sent me:

    “and I said: ‘I don’t know. When does an artist stop buying paint?”

    which is my answer to the What, more yarn? question

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