Yarn Fumes

I’ve been trying hard to knit down my stash, and I’ve been doing a pretty good job. I did buy new yarn for the cardigan to wear to my cousin’s wedding, but since that never made it into the stash I figure it doesn’t count.

However.

Yesterday I went back to my old school to move the last of my stuff out of my old classroom, and then I was going to go to lunch with some colleagues. I finished packing up early and had some time to kill, so I figured I’d go “just look around” in the yarn shop down the block. Silly girl.

loot

Look what followed me home!

Clearly I forgot about the dangers of yarn fumes. Before I knew it all this great stuff just leapt into my bag. It looked so lonely and hopeful, I pretty much had to bring it home with me. Yarn fumes are infamous for weakening your resolve like that. So I am now the proud owner of:

Zitron Unisono

                                          Zitron Unisono, a German sock-weight Merino

mini mochi

A fairly generic black Mini Mochi, which I will pair with some gorgeous green Dragonfly Fibers I have in stash.

comfort dk

The inexplicably named Berroco Comfort DK, which is a sport weight synthetic.

goodies

A simple shawl pin and button for Carnaby

The buttons meant I could finally finish the skirt I finished knitting nearly a week ago. Sewing on button while wearing the skirt was kind of a weird experience, but it was the best way I could find to get them in the perfect place.

buttons

Sewing on buttons

Only the top button is actually needed for getting the skirt on and off. If the buttons didn’t look so cool I probably could have just sewn a seam up the rest of the skirt. The finished product looks really cute and fits great though!

carnaby

Nikol Lohr’s “Carnaby”, finished at last!

 

P.S. Just a reminder – I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow and won’t be home for a week. I’ve set up some pre-written posts to entertain you while I’m gone!

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15 responses to this post.

  1. indeed a lovely skirt 🙂

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  2. A great skirt! I hope you have now invested in a gas mask to ward off those yarn fumes! They are dangerous. Have a good break. 🙂

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  3. Posted by caityrosey on July 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Those buttons are quite a statement.

    I was recently joking with the ladies at my LYS that I never leave without spending at least $50. That day was the one and only time I didn’t.

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  4. Carnaby looks great and I would forgive yourself for that little yarn slip up -the color of the Zitron Unisono is GORGEOUS. Justified, in a word. I’m sure I would have fallen “victim” as well. 😀

    Have a great time on your vacation!

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  5. That skirt looks marvelous…and, very important, easy to make. You’re right; the buttons are the perfect “accessory.” I had no idea skirts were knittable.

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  6. Nice skirt! I have some of that Unisono in green – it kind of looks like seaweed.

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