Monday, October 4, 2010

Yarn yumminess

Lots of yarn to show you today. I went to Loops Broken Arrow after work with the intention of buying only the yarn I needed for my friends' Christmas gift (which I did buy), but then also walked out with two skeins of Three Irish Girls specialty trunk sale yarn: Westerly SeaSock in Koi Pond.

70% merino, 30% seacell, which is a natural seaweed fiber. It's so pretty, and feels so different than other sock yarn I've knitted with. Should be quite interesting, and I'm looking forward to it.

Here's what I'll be using for my friend's Christmas gift: 90% extrafine merino, 10% cashmere.
My friend and her hubby are avid motorcyclists. She says that her neck gets cold while riding, and since she loves skulls (I knitted her skully mittens a few years ago), I thought I'd knit her a matching skully neck gaiter. This yarn will be a decadent treat against her skin and should be quite toasty.

These are the gargantuan socks (size 13) destined as a Christmas gift for my daughter's boyfriend. He loves everything camo, and socks (how cool is that!!). It took me a bit of work to find yarn that would knit up in a camo pattern, yet not be acrylic - did not want that. I think this will be perfect!

Araucania Yarns, Ranco Solid #104

Stained Glass, by Vivid Creation Fibers

These are for my son's girlfriend for Christmas. :)

And dang it, I meant to take pics of the yarn I purchased for my son's socks, but didn't. Tomorrow night, yes? Gives us all something to look forward to. ;)


VCFibers said...

So, I'm finally catching up on blog that my yarn (Stained Glass) for the last pair of socks? :)

DragonsChest said...

Yes ma'am, it is! Didn't they turn out lovely? Beautiful yarn, beautiful pattern.