Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Yarn Pr0n: The Yarn Swap

The Meetup yarn swap was a week and a half ago. Isn't it about time I blogged about it?

I looked forward to it all week. I'm not going to post pictures of all the yarn I brought, but I will link to them. I brought Red Heart Symphony, Paton's Divine, Patons Fresco, Lion Boucle, Caron Jewel Box and Bernat Boa.

Some of my yarn ended up going to charity. I'm glad to contribute, but I felt bad that no one wanted it. However, the Patons Fresco was the very first pick.

This was what I ended up with.

The purple and brown yarns are both Moda Dea Dream, one of my favorite synthetics.

The white and black (or charcoal?) is Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair. I may have mentioned before, it's one of my favorite yarns ever. I don't care if it's a craft store yarn.

The brown ball on the bottom right is a "magic ball" from Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe. It consists of several different yarns tied together for a striped effect.

And there were books, of course. I found out later that I could have borrowed Crocheted Socks from my Mom, but now I have my own copy. It's something I'd like to try. New Directions in Knitting has some interesting constructions, although the patterns themselves are a little too 80s for me. (Despite the fact the book is copyrighted 2003.) I'll probably use it for inspiration.

We did things a little differently than last year. Last year we swapped skein by skein. This year, we did it in lots. Lynn organized everything. Here she is assigning numbers.

Overall, I was pretty happy. I downsized, which was a good thing, and I got more of some of my favorite yarns. I really would have liked to snag some of the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, but all is fair in yarn and war.

(I'm so clever.)


scavenger hunt pal said...

This looks like fun!

titianknitter said...

Have fun with the crochet sock book!