Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yarn swap in September

Yesterday a group of us met up for a yarn swap. We each brought at least three "yarn packages" that we wanted to part with and we all came home with at least three new "yarn packages". I think we were all happy with the swap!

I brought 4 "yarn packages"; 2 hanks of Malabrigo Lace, 2 hanks of Manos del Uruguay wool, and 2 packages of 4 skeins of Knit Pick's Wool of the Andes. A "package" is defined as "enough yarn to make something decent", so it doesn't have anything to do with price, weight or quality.

We put everyone's names on small pieces of paper and then draw in what order we get to chose a yarn package. We do three rounds, with a different order each round, and after that it's usually "take whatever you want"...

I ended up going home with the following:

Yarn swap
My yarns!!!!

There are two skeins of Gjerstad's soy and wool, in a darker grey. Gorgeously soft! Might end up being a hat matching my Sylvi...

There's a yarn cake of a very colourful Noro Kureyon sock yarn. For some reason, everyone at the yarn swap agreed that this was Anna-yarn... :) I don't know if I'll end up making socks from it. Think I'd like to hear/read more about how the yarn's holding up with wear before deciding. It could end up being some kind of scarf as well.

My first pick was the hank of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. I love the muted autumn colours! (And I wanted to come home with at least one hank of yarn that my boyfriend wouldn't shake his head at... )

Last, but not least, there's a wounded hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock. This was a peace offering from my friend Carina after we had been picking at each other the whole evening. All with love! She ended up choosing yarn I wanted, and I ended up taking the hanks she had in mind. (And I won't even mention the fact that she's planning the opening party for her yarn store to take place the only Friday this year that I'll spend in Italy....) Anyways, there's only one hank and that's not enough for a pair of adult socks, so we'll see what it ends up being.

I'm very happy with my new yarns!!! :)

(You're not forgetting about my give away, are you???)

1 comment:

Geek Knitter said...

I've got a friend I tease a lot too. It's mutual, and meant with all the love in the world.

Oh, what pretty things you came home with!