Trip to the Yarn Store

In January at my Mom’s LYS, I bought a lone skein of fuchsia cashmere silk (Trendsetter Yarns Kashmir) in a fairly heavy weight that was on the sale table. I had no idea what to do with it but it was so soft and looked so much like DJ and it was on sale, that I had to buy it. I have been wondering what to do with it ever since (except for the week where I lost it in the house, then I was wondering where it was).

I decided it would make a good hat. I have never made a hat, so I may not really know what I am talking about.

I then had to find a pattern that appealed and that I thought I could use with the yarn. I do have a hat in progress — I’ll give more details after it is done and DJ has it.

However, as I feared, there wasn’t enough yarn. Since the pattern is for a top down hat, I am now at the brim and need a different color. I want something as soft as the silk/cashmere. I want something that says DJ (which means either lime green and purple or lime green and navy, although just navy would be acceptable).

There was a yarn with really good colors and that would knit to a good gauge, but it wasn’t anywhere close as soft so (being a cotton/acrylic mix) so I skipped it.

I bought a skein of Artyarns Supermerino (color 106). It isn’t as soft and it is a smaller gauge. It also is hand painted and so has a lot of colors (including lime green and navy and a bunch of greens and blues in between). I don’t know if it will work. If it doesn’t, then I have yet another random skein that I need to do something with, although this one might not be for DJ if it doesn’t work for the hat.

I also bought a pattern for the Noni lattice bags (fall 2006 collection) that I have been wanting since I saw a picture on a web site. I don’t have the yarn yet — that will be a future trip to the yarn store.


4 thoughts on “Trip to the Yarn Store

  1. Wow! I went and found the ArtYarns Supermerino #106 and thought it was just fabulous! If you really can’t use it for anything, I think you know my address … :)Then I went to look at the Noni Lattice Bag patterns! And also so the Adventure bags, both are even more Wow! I’m not all that sure that I’m an “intrepid knitter,” but I’ll give it a go. I checked and my favorite LYS (in walking distance to my house!) carried her patterns. Now to have the time to get down there when she’s open. Saturday!! OK, I really should wait until after the sweater for TL, but I can at least get the pattern and plot.

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