Friday, February 16, 2007

Like I Needed More Yarn...

Last night I got an email from The Sow's Ear that they would be having a big winter clearance sale this weekend. Wasting no time, I went over there this morning to check things out. It was very quiet there, which is probably because most of the yarn addicts were still at work and wouldn't be in until later. I was pleased to see that the remaining Jamieson Spindrift was at 30% off, with further discounts given for cleaning out all of a color. I was happy to oblige! (For those of you who like blue, there were still a bunch of balls of a couple different blues left, plus a bunch of pale yellow.)

The Overview


The Jamieson Spindrift I picked up. These came to $2.98 each!


This yarn is intended to be used as a 4 strands at a time superbulky, but I'm just going to make 4 small balls out of each hank and use it as a worsted. 50% off in the Yarn Dump! (edited to add: the Mar La is actually slightly twisted, so separating the strands is a major pain in the derriere. Not recommended!)


Two lone balls of cotton/angora at 50% off. Maybe a little hat for fashion (but not much for warmth?).

It was damn cold out on the porch while I was setting up these pictures. I didn't want to fuss or arrange artfully or retake. Quick'n'dirty. Turns out, it's about 8 degrees out there, and there's a windchill factor, too. BRRRR.

Finally, you probably want to see the update picture of the Andrew Morrison Honorary Cardigan, aka Shetland Sweater. It's coming along pretty well. I did make a mistake in getting my sleeves aligned correctly so that the patterning would be completely symmetrical. I decided to live with it, though I'll be careful to write the instructions so that others might avoid that mistake.

9 comments:

Cindy G said...

Whoa baby, you do work fast. The Jamison & Smith does look great.

YarnThrower said...

I certainly can't find your "mistake" just by looking at it in the picture... As one of my former bosses used to say, " 'Perfect' is the enemy of 'good enough' ." Also, another co-worker used to say, "If you can't see it (the problem) driving by it on a horse at 15 mph....."

How did I miss such a sale at the Sow's Ear? Well, I couldn't have gone, anyway, because today it's my turn to have a child home from school sick...

jackie said...

your sweaters are always amazing. very lovely. and nice yarn stash items too!

Linda L. said...

Oh, you enabler... and here I just organized my stash into a 58-gallon tote and thought to myself "You know, I really don't have _that_ much yarn... I could get some more..."

So, is there any left?

Zonda said...

Great yarny deals!! As for the Marl La, great idea, I have some, but didn't realize to separate it! The sweater is really looking great! :)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I can't look at Marl La without wanting to separate it either.

Carol said...

That sweater is gorgeous! And what a deal you got! That's about as close to robbery as one can get without breaking the law;-)

emily said...

nice colors on the spindrift! WHen I read that you were going to separate the colors of the MarLa I thought, oh, thats going to end up being harder than she expects... then I read the addendum. Oh Well, still probably worth it-- thats a nice yarn.

MollyBeees said...

I WONDERED where all of the yarn from the Sow's Ear went! LOL. You beat me by a few hours! I actually concentrated on the Silky Wool (which was about the only thing NOT on sale) and the new sock yarns-positively yummy! The sweater is gorgous! Hopefully I will see you Saturday if all is in line for my Maine Baked Bean Suppah on Saturday night!