COVID Consolation Prize

Our family finally got caught by COVID. Three out of the four of us tested positive. The hubby and I went on our first real dinner and movie date in two years and came home with COVID. Pretty poetic, right?

We spent all of last week laying low and staying home. We are on the mend but PB can’t go back to daycare for another week yet. It’s been hard, trying to work my busy season from home and keeping two kids in good spirits. So I purchased myself a consolation prize….some Chromatic Yarns/Corner of Craft goodies.

I picked up a sock set in her her Naiad colorway and a beaded unicorn stitch marker. The sock yarn is BFL/nylon mix and I envision it will be socks some day. I have already put my stitch marker on my current Stark Effect Socks.

Happy Knitting!!

A Resistance Collection

I may not be knitting much, but that hasn’t stopped me from buying! I am a patron of the Corner of Craft patreon. And that provided me early access to a recent collection launch for Chromatic Yarns. Hannah is a dyer that uses D&D themes. I don’t play D&D but I love Hannah’s colors!

I picked up the entire Resistances Collection on her Sturdy DK base to make a faded something….probably a sweater? From left to right the colors are:

  • Cold Resistance
  • Lightning Resistance
  • Charm Resistance
  • Poison Resistance
  • Chaos Resistance
  • Spell Reistance

I think they are ALL amazing and make me itchy to cast on a DK sweater. I have found that is my most worn weight of sweater that fits my climate both at home and work. Now I just need more time and more energy, lol. That or less adult responsiblities!

Happy Knitting!!

Fiber Clubs

For Christmas the hubs got me a three month fiber club with WoolFiend. I have gotten two of three shipments. The first was a super fine micron merino in the Euphoria colorway (left)

The next month was a very appropriate spring colorway called “Waiting for Daffodils” in a 100% Romney blend.

I haven’t broken open either fiber packet and don’t have any designated spinning plans. For now I am loving watching what this dyer is doing with color. I may wait until the third installment shows up before I make plans.

Happy Spinning!!!

Fluff From Across The Pond

In the depths of my knitting ennui, I was week and fell down in the Stranded online yarn shop. I snagged two skeins of mohair and one skein of BFL sock in Jude’s Gloom colorway.

For awhile now I have been thinking of a nice lacy and light neutral colored wrap or shawl. The mohair would be effortlessly light and the greys would coordinate with most of my wardrobe. But I just need the gumption to pick a pattern and actually knit the darn thing.

Happy Knitting!

Treasure Box

I was tempted by the recent sale by Nomad Yarns and their mystery yarn box. I did this one before and it was good but this time it was GREAT!

This box came with two sets of needles, one skein of commercial sock yarn, one skein of commercial worsted and a whole smattering of the Nomad Yarns hand dyed yarns. There is some cashmere blend worsted, yak sock, tweed sock, 100% silk lace and some small samples.

I can’t stop thinking bout the tweed sock yarn. It consists of 5 minis in a fade that reminds me of Captain Planet. I need to do a pattern dive and see what I can come up with to make with that fun yarn. Happy Knitting!!

2021 Stitchmas

I have a Corner of Craft/Chromatic yarns addiction. I just love her aesthetic and like to use my money to support small creative businesses. In addition to her 2021 Advent calendar, I also snagged her 12 days of Stitchmas package. It was 6 minis and 6 stitch markers opened starting after Christmas.

I even was a good kid and figured out how to label all the minis so I can keep track of the colorway names. Do I have a plan for these? No I do not, into my memory blanket bag they will go!

I do have plans to use the stitch markers. I am really gravitating to the earring back clasp stitch markers as my go-to. They can easily go from stitch marker to progress keeper and back. I think my favorite is the snowman mug of cocoa.

Do you have a favorite?

My 2021 Chromatic Yarn Advent Calendar Revealed!

I present to you the fully opened 2021 Chromatic Yarns Advent calendar! All the colors are amazing and it was a treat to open each day. Not pictured are the stitch markers and set of D&D dice that came with. I would totally order this advent again as I love Hannah’s dye sense.

I finally settled on what I intend to knit with these since they are beautiful but not necessarily coordinated or faded. I need to do a final Ravelry search and print my patterns. More tomorrow!

A SAFF Erin Lane Bags Bonus

Erin Lane Bags wasn’t able to attend SAFF due to unforeseen COVID complications so they had a massive online sale to vend all the items they had created for the yarn show. I saw an advertisement on social media and pounced on the chance to get some Larry themed items.

I snagged a blue skein cover. I am increasingly finding these useful since I like to use my cakes from the middle. The covers keep the cake from getting all sloppy as it collapses. Next up was an extra small purple sock sack with Olympic Larry. And finally a regular sock sack with even more Olympic Larry.

Did I need more project bags? No I did not but they make me happy and my dollars went to support a small business during a challenging time. So now I just need to decide what to put in these bags…..

Happy Knitting!!

New Yarn, Specific Purpose

I was tempted by the siren’s call of yarn again. I watching my normal YouTube podcast and just happened to catch the Tommi’s first Moonstone Dyeworks update after her maternity leave. I was powerless to resist a base that I have never tried before: yak sock.

The color is called Hecate and its a wonderful chocolatey brown. The skeins is 100 grams and 437 yards/399.6 meters so that is a pretty good put up. The fiber content is 70% superwash merino, 20% yak and 10% nylon. The yarn feels soft in my hand and I can detect the darker undertones that the yak brings to the blend.

This yarn has a specific purpose (aside from trying a new yarn blend) and that is to join the Musselburgh Hatt by Ysolda Teague. The whole world seems to be making them and LOVING them so I want to see what the fuss is all about.

Happy Knitting!!

More Spirit Yarn

My Etsy saved searches got my right in the wallet again this week. A previous destash shop on Etsy just loaded more new yarn and I opened the notification. So two new skeins of yarn followed me home.

I chose a Stellina Sock skein from Moonstone Dyeworks in a Christmas-y colorway. She’s a fantastic dyer and this was a base of her I had never tried. Next up was a merino singles skein from Mrs. Crosby in a deep green/blue saturated variegated/speckled skein. I don’t normally buy singles but the colors drew me in on this skein.

This is definitely not helping my “more out than in” goal for 2021. But sometimes yarn just happens, lol.

Happy Stashing!!