I have been zooming every Monday evening with the ladies from the Wet Coast Wools LYS (Vancouver, CA) for their knit night. I enjoy it very much but I was WILDLY enabled this past month.
The shop ran a huge sale after Christmas on their yarns and add to that the favorable exchange rates for Americans…..I fell down the sweater quantity hole. I ended up giving Glenda all my Christmas monies (and then some).
I picked up six skeins of Lagom by Katia in a wonderful heathered grey color on a worsted weight. That is roughly 1,300 yards of yarn to make a nice nuetral sweater. Next up is eight skeins of Holst Garn Coast in a brown color. This is a fingering weight yarn I intend to hold double for a garment of sorts. Lastly I grabbed five skeins of Briggs and Little Regal in a heathered blue. This is another worsted weight but this one is pretty sheepy feeling. I think this will need to be a cardigan to be worn over an under layer for my princess skin.
All in all it felt nice to add some heavier weight to my stash. I have a TON of fingering/sock but I tend not to buy the heavier stuff to have on hand. I’m working on that in 2021.
Oh, wow! Such beautiful acquisitions!!
Gorgeous yarns, especially love the blue! It will make a stunning cardi!
That sounds like when I worked in a yarn store and basically gave all my spare back to the owner in exchange for yarn purchases! Lovely stash you’ve gained.
I love those colors!!! I don’t think I have any wooly Worsted yarn, I think all my Worsted is acrylic.
I’ve worked with Briggs and Little a few times now! It’s a wonderful, crunchy yarn. I have a sweater that I use as a top layer in milder weather that I usually have long sleeves underneath for MY Princess skin. But, it softens nicely and I actually don’t find it horribly itchy for times I’m wearing shorter sleeves with it. Enjoy this yarn from one of Canada’s oldest mills!