Monday, July 16, 2012

Houston! We have liftoff........I mean STASH!!!!! Oh yeah!

I received a whole bunch of packages today!  I was so excited I could hardly wait to get in the house and open it all as opposed to how excited I get when the bills for packages arrive. LOL!
This is a free pattern for a lacy shawl that was on the back of the Jimmy Bean's Wool package.  It is a knitted silk shawl with beads.  If anyone is interested I will mail it to you.  It's not something I'm interested in making or that I would wear.  I'll hold onto it for a week so let me know a.s.a.p. 
Look at these cutie pies from Lion Brand yarn!  Aren't they just the cutest????  They are called Bon Bons.  They are mini skeins specifically for little craft projects and/or embellishment.  I got one in acrylic and one in cotton.  There are also metallics and other colors.  They're so darling I think I might just put them in a jar for display in my future craft/sewing room.
Below is my Cascade 220 Superwash wool for my socks that I'll be knitting and is on my YOP list.
Below is my Rowan yarn for knitting a bath mat which is also part of my YOP list.
  I put a thimble so you can see the size of these skeins also.  They are bigger than Bon Bons but smaller than a regular skein.  This is a handknit cotton yarn. 
Here's a comparison picture so you can see the difference in sizes.
I told you I would give you my rundown on the yarn I ordered from the various online vendors.  Fabulous Yarn came in first for speed, selection and customer service, Jimmy Bean's Wool had less of a selection and emailed me that they were waiting for THEIR order to come in for the yarns but when I ordered, it stated they had the yarn in stock.  In their defense, they apologized and not only gave me free shipping but also a discount for my trouble.  As you can see, Lion Brand,  Webs and Jimmy Beans all came today.  They were all ordered at the same time except for Jimmy Beans which was ordered several days before any of the others.  Webs was the only one that had all the Rowan colors I wanted.  They have a great selection and in reality, I will probably use all of them again depending on what I'm looking for.  I think they are all great yarn suppliers and they all have great customer service and speed sometimes depends on your location in relation to them.
I also got some stitch markers and used them while I was knitting today.  I could not stay away from my dishcloths/towel knitting today.  When it goes smoothly I adore knitting....I guess I feel that way about a lot of things! LOL!
  I hope you had a wonderful Monday and as always I so appreciate your comments!


  1. Sam
    I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you whip up with all of this beautiful yarn!!

  2. Such beautiful yarn Sam. I wish I knew how to knit. I love the colors and can't wait to see what you make.
    p.s. I think they will look awesome in a jar also.

  3. Woohoo! You got mail! Great stash. The difference in yarn sizes is big (or small, depending on what you are looking at :) I can see lots of yop's getting done. Have fun! Hugs, Tammy

  4. How much new stuff to play with, those little skeins are very cute and such pretty colours.....there'll be no stopping you now you know!

    Hope youget some kind of let up from the heat. We still have dreaded rain, but hubby tells me theres a change on the way, something to do with a jet stream....who knows!

  5. You are making me want to shop for yarn. I love them. I will check out some of your supplier websites. Thanks for the tip. I have it in my head that I would like to buy some recycled sari silk yarn for making Christmas gifts this year. I will keep you posted on that

  6. I've done a LOT of crocheting the past few years and really prefer Lion Brand and Caron for quality, consistency, and price. You can Google for discounted $$ by name brand and sometimes even get free shipping. Happy knitting, will be looking forward to seeing you projects.

  7. I've done a LOT of crocheting the past few years and really prefer Lion Brand and Caron for quality, consistency, and price. You can Google for discounted $$ by name brand and sometimes even get free shipping. Happy knitting will be looking forward to seeing you projects.

  8. Helloooo, just catching up here :D

    Those peaches look delicious!

    I do envy you having access to the big American suppliers like Jimmy Beans. There are such delectable yarns available only on your side of the pond that I'd have to pay import duty on if I had them shipped to the UK. We can only drool from afar!

    You'll get there with the knitting you know. In fact you've already cracked it, the rest comes with time and experience. The more you knit the better you'll be. And remember, everything is just a variation on the knit stitch and the purl stitch, it can just sound more complicated when you're new to the language of knitting. If you can come by a copy of Montse Stanley's Knitter's Handbook you might find that helps make things clearer.

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