Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sockhead hat KAL and some new Yarns


I'm choosing yarn for another sockhead hat to join the sockhead hat KAL hosted by Stitchy Mc Floss as an encouragement to dearest Pammy Sue. Pammy Sue at Scotty's Place teaches herself to knit and she wanted to knit a sockhead hat from the pattern I used to make my "Fancy hat" previously.

Maybe I will use the lightweight yarn leftover from a knitted top (will take photos to show you very shortly!) for matching. If you do knit, just pick up some yarn and let her know you are knitting a sockhead hat with her, too! Even if you don't knit, why don't you take this chance to give it a try together with Pammy Sue! We knit and learn together! This is going to be a lovely encouragement to her with lots of fun! :)

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Well, just to share with you some new yarn I bought when Herrschners.com was having late summer yarn sale and I was so happy to get some more beautiful yarns to my stash. They also have weekly yarn sale and needlework sale as well.

Caron Simply Soft Collection 3oz balls in Aqua mist, I so much love the yarn and the color is so much sweeter than pictured on the sites. I've been thinking of an aqua sweater!


And these 6oz balls Caron Simply Soft are still being sold there at normal price, I picked some balls in Lavender, Autumn Red and Persimmon. A dear friend of mine chooses Caron Simply Soft for most of her projects and I'm inspired by her love for this yarn!

 

I also want to try different yarn brands. Department 71 in Strawberry, wool blend, so soft and so beautiful! I took 4 skeins hoping it's enough for a sweater or a cardigan. Gosh, I'm obsessed with knitting and Ravelry now, lots of patterns of sweater, cardigan, top, pullover,... they are overwhelming my mind that I don't know which one should be made first! :)


The yarn with a little twist in it, will create a beautiful fabric. This can be good for baby projects as well due to the softness and the darling color...


This is one of my favorite colors, green! Lighthouse Cape Cod yarn, I've been thinking a lot about what to make with this beautiful yarn...


I love the tweedy look of it! Still not yet decided what it will be for, but surely must be something wearable! So happy I can knit! :)


And here is Reynolds Playtime yarn in Cream camel. This yarn has been discontinued and was on sale as well. I should have taken 10 balls instead of 8 to ease my mind from the worry of running out of yarn, will look for a pattern called for the same yardage anyway.


The yarn is not too soft, but it's beautiful, wool blend and lightweight. It is described: "Reynolds Play Time is a perfect kid yarn – if something is dropped on it, you can put it in the washer, toss it in the dryer, and it’s good as new". Sounds interesting! Maybe I should keep this for my kids when I have? :)


I cannot help myself taking home more yarn. Wish I could have a craft room. My stash is now full of yarn, including some I bought from local store, a lot actually, not to mention to crochet thread! A friend asked me once, "when do you expect you will use up all these yarns?". Honestly I have no idea... Just keep adding to my stash faster than I can use from it. I'm crazy about yarn, am I??? But I'm trying, so much, to attempt to keep it under control. Maybe one of my resolutions next year is "not to buy more yarn"! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by...

Wishing you a happy rest of the week!

~ Till next time, LS

10 comments:

Debi Y. said...

I love all of your new yarns - have fun deciding what to make with it all. :)

Aisyah Helga said...

Yarns!! Can't have enough of them! I love your new ones. Such lovely colours! I, myself just bought some more yarns :p No idea when I'm going to use them all! It seems we have the same problem! Hehehe

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh, I love all the new yarns. I can't wait to see what you make with them all.

I think doing a hat to match your top is a great idea.

So very nice of you to do the KAL and to encourage Pammy Sue and all the others who want to learn to knit, too.

Blessings always

Draffin Bears said...

The new yarns you bought are all so gorgeous, especially love the aqua and pink. I too, would like to one day have a craft room
Also love the patterns of your hats in the sidebar.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Mereknits said...

Beautiful choices, how could you resist, I mean you are only human.
Hugs,
Meredith

Luna said...

Hi sweetheart ! ...I love the Simply Soft Caron yarn,I have few in my craft room ,love this kind,the baige you have down in the post is also beautiful....hoping you can decide soon....all of them are so pretty.The green is cute tooooooo.
have fun :0)

Anita said...

I just love all the yarns available today.
Love the ones in your photo's.
Cheers, Anita.

Shari said...

I truly believe the more yarn you have the merrier!! Enjoy it all, Shari

Amanda Putri said...

ouchhh!!
Love it all.
Lucky you ^_^

Donna Harding said...

can't find a trace of the aqua mist

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