Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

More of that 2nd Luxury yarn-(book )case

You see more of that islandic yarn top shelf. Really itches to do the cardigan free pattern on that. Islandic sweaters are really quick knits and all on cicular with very rewarding pattern.On the second shelf to the right, you see the lime colour in the Lett-Lopi, pre-fabricated. You know Im so into Lime. And my plan was to use that with any left-overs from the other yarn (if it fits). The rest of that shelf is so filled to the brim. There is from top left: Angora merino from Gepard in Lime, Angora.merino from Henrichsens wool spinnery (in Denmark). There is also a little yello plastic bag with fur-thread from Norway. And I found a whole bag of angora hording collection I showed most of you yesterday. Then there it is a FIND. First from dearest Gudrun in Enköping. Where I learned how to spin. She raised angora-goats for a while. This is her colouring (she also does colour courses), and it is spun by Wåhlsteds many years ago. It is turqoise and white, and to my luck she said she sold some to "Hemslöjden" and I think it was just one week later, I found it in Uppsala Hemslöjd, just on that little corner, on sale. I just bought it all! How fantastic (red!). Snuck to the Lett-lopi are those Cashmere yarn from La Drougerie. In perspective, it did felt like a rip-off. But how soft it is. Below is scatterd finds from yarnsales. I think I was rather early in capturing the great yarn, before the knitting-boom have caught on. Next shelf is a lot from my UK shopping spree at Knitting and Stiches show.. Some alredy winded, some wating for what to become. In plastic are the Egg - Bohus pattern, and the Yellow-lace colour (divided to left yellow and right white), Bohus pattern both from Solveig of course. Here is all sorts of silk, yak, Nikolaj yarn and Lornas lace hanging in front.In that mess, who probably would look great if spread out, is quit a collection of Solveig's practice colouring yarn. Practice makes perfect is so true in her case! You know she is trying to recreate the original Bohus, and she has really become a master of colouring, thus she does not quit until she got the right colours. She sells her experiments, and I definitely buy them. Great to have a very nuanced colorscheme to work with. Underneath you can get a glimpse of the handcoloured Kempe yarn from Gammelvala. For years I have been dragging my husband and his family (who lives in Arvika) to this event nearby, and really gone mad in their colours.Well, here is the last two shelfs. Both my color experiments, but most from Gammelvala. The yarn they use are not the best, but ok, it is Kempe's. It is all done in the old ways. With collected dye from plants. I guess, purple is something else. But here are at least 3 great sweaters waiting for their making. I have planned one in purple (only) aran. One in the "fall" teal, yellow, mustard colours, and one in the green nuances with some yellow. The next shelf is my Mohair from Svalan and Älands Mohair. Both looped in lime and blue, and then the kid-mohair in purple and so on. On the right, hey, what is on the right there in plastic? Don't know (yet). The bottom shelf (hardly visible) are 20 packs of Jaeger Shetland Tweed woold in some weird turqouise light blue (for the rinding cable jacket in LoopdLoop). To the right white? And below for sure is Alpacka from Garntjänst, in blue (sale). One of the cheapest internet providers of yarn. But occassionally great finds (too much acrylic blends for me though).Finally in yesterdays blog-hopping, I found 2007 Project spectrum (Lolly). Im so in. Difficult colours, but that is a challenge in itself. "Must finish the Queen first"...Also thinking about "Knitting from Stash 2007". Do you not agree that would be good for me?? But a short quote from the rules (and the fact I just mailed Solveig for more Bohus knit-kits):
"We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:
2.a. Sock yarn does not count. What? You think we are made of stone?
2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.
2.c. If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.
2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time....."
You can see how I fail on the first sentence of the rules. Now you have seen my really "expensive" yarn book-case...Somehow I know there is a stach of Camel yarn in-there in brown from Italy. But Im a bargain shopper. Yarnvulture. That is my name. And maybe Yarn dragon would be better, since I cherish every ball like my jewels in my collected treasure. So, Yarn-cave was quite a good name Mary!


HPNY Knits said...

wow! great yarns! I love that bohus website! I hope you also wrote down a good inventory of how many each yarn and color. that is what I NEED to do.
I did not join the stash KAL, but resolved to knit from stash as much as possible. I will only buy special yarns.
(famous last words...)

villaa ylle said...

Knitting and yarns should be fun and that means no rules for me:) There are so many rules in life anyway, so no stash KAL.
You have the most wonderful stash I have ever seen, fantastic colours and spinners I have never heard of.
I am waiting for my Skogsmörkret from Solveig right now.