Monday, September 18, 2006

Lucky me!

Hee hee, I did really well at the Swap Shop yesterday!
As you may have noticed I'm on quite a lace kick at the moment so I was delighted to bag some purple 1ply Cashmere yarn which the donor (Gloria, no blog) used to use for machine knitting. I'll try a wee swatch of it as is, and then try doubling it up on the ball winder, as Glo suggested. I traded some books and four balls of sock yarn for this and some cornflower blue Merino yarn, which is very fine too, although not in the same scale as the Cashmere, which is apparently 2/30 for those in the know.

I also got two balls of Rowan All Seasons Cotton which I swapped for some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran with Mhairi, who I'm still trying to talk into getting a blog. She also took some of that red stuff off my hands, for which I will be eternally grateful.
Clever clogs has managed to put it away before photographing it, but I can tell you it is shade 195. Similarly I can't show you the Debbie Bliss Maya Karen gave me but it is shade 16, the fiery orangey mix. Too organised for my own good. Oh well, at least there's a good chance of you knowing what ASC and DB Maya look like anyway without a specific photo. I didn't have anything on me yesterday that Karen fancied so she let me off with an IOU for a future deal!

Didn't she do well? x K
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Mhairi said...

Have already found a project for the DB chunky in my VK winter 2005!
Still working up to the Blog - once I get these projects under control.
The stash is looking very impressive - will it increase come Octobers Hobbycraft event?

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, what a wonderful Cashmere yarn you got! I'm totally into lace knitting these days too and plan to try my first steps in vintage lace knitting - so mind you, I'm very curious to see what you're going to make with this Cashmere!

Carol said...

Lovely looking cashmere. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

Poshyarns said...

Oooh, that cashmere, can't wait to see what you come up with for that, it will feel so luxurious, soft and light, mmmm,

Thanks for your comment on my Electra and my bag. Now I have those two finished I am feeling rather smug which of course doesn't bode well for the husband's cardie.....