In my last post, I claimed that you didn’t have to buy yarn, rather you could recycle yarn from sweaters you don’t wear. Okay, but you knew that I didn’t stop buying new yarn. Silly, silly knitters. I had a gift certificate for Artfibers (thanks Claudia) burning a hole in my desk drawer. Well I had a hair appointment in SF the other day, so I had to spend it (and any more I could scrape up). No choice at all! I was going to pass right by. Artfibers is really one of the nicest yarn stores I’ve ever visited (and trust me, there’s been a few). Their merchandise is unique, you really really really won’t see it anywhere else. It’s also sumptuous! Check out my haul.
Apparently Saturday was silk day in my world. I bought two projects worth of silk yarn. The soft pink yarn is brushed silk Gypsy and will be a short, fitted pullover with a soft drapey cowl neck. I was so het up about that stuff I IMMEDIATELY began the sweater, and the back is already done. Sure it’s big needles, but you know what I’m talking about. The pattern was gratis from Artfibers with my yarn purchase. I swatched, picked the silhouette I wanted, and my measurements and gauge were calculated for the pattern. How nice to knit with spot on numbers! I may get spoiled.
The bronze silk skein above is Golden Chai and is 100% tussah silk. Yum! I want to make a cardie with that batch, but one sweater at a time. Hey quit laughing!
And for those wondering about the haircut, it was just a trim with my fave "hair designer", so it’s just fine thank you.