Sunday, June 14, 2009

Self-portrait in Yarn

Self-portrait in Yarn:
Taken after the Stitches and Craft Fair this week. I look pretty happy don't I?!

So here's the haul:
From very top left:
-Habu bamboo in slate grey and in red (from Dairing - hurrah, an Australian supplier of Habu - so nice to see it all in person!)
-Eki Riva baby Alpaca laceweight in charcoal grey (omg this is so soft!) (from the lovely Debbie at Mosman Needlecraft)
-Habu Tsumugi Silk in red (from Dairing)
-Alchemy Haiku in Koi Pond (from Prudence Mapstone)
-Colinette Jitterbug in Ginger Cinnabar (I am SO COPYING KGirl's fantastic orange Marlenes)
-Colinette Jitterbug in Purple Passion (much more purple than I could capture in this picure) (both from Sarah Durrant)
-Claudia's Handpainted Yarns Linen Lace (linen! laceweight! intriguing!) (from Prudence Mapstone)
I also picked up this book from Can-do Books:
This is a fabulous book! Some gorgeous gorgeous patterns arranged according to each month of the year, and which will be appearing in my (neverending) Ravelry queue very soon!

21 comments:

kgirl said...

hee hee - copy away!!!! we'll have to meet up one day and do the knitty-twin foot dance!

great haul from Stitches, the Habu looks very special, particularly in the red - haven't seen that before

go roll around in it!!

Bells said...

gee why do I have a sense of deja vous? Oh yeah, that'd be because I was just fondling all the lovely stuff a mere 8 or so hours ago!

Still love that grey and red habu. I wanted to steal it!

Michelle said...

He he! Nice haul! I went to the Dairing stand and asked the girl how the stainless steel stuff (which I feel instantly in love with) would crochet up. Honestly, you'd think I'd grown two extra heads, the way she looked at me!

m1k1 said...

I seemed to spend a lot of money without coming home with a haul I love. How sad is that? I think I was unexpectedly surprised at the amount of Nice Stuff, and chose the wrong colours. I'm thinking about asking for a partial exchange, as the most expensive colinette is still wrapped in its bag of 5 skeins. Gorgeous, but so not me. But I shall be lurking, waiting for Dairing's online shop to be activated. I couldn't decide at the time what I wanted from there.

Bells said...

meant to say, great self portrait. Looks JUST like you!

Caffeine Girl said...

LOL! As always, your sense of color is wonderful.

MadMad said...

Love the self-portrait! You are soooo pretty! ;)

Ann said...

Gorgeous purchases!

TinkingBell said...

I am so so so envious of that haul.

Sigh - maybe it will be like that at Bendi? I really wanted to see Habu - Zeph gifted me some black stainless steel but I want to touch the others.......

mem said...

Jealous doesn't BEGIN to describe how I feel...!

Em said...

I wanted to say something witty about the yarn, but drugs make me dumb, so we'll stick with happy noises and drooling, eh? *drools and makes happy mumbling noises whilst trying to pet monitor*

Susanne said...

Ooooh, you did well, what a great selection of yarns you've got there. I bought some jitterbug too, not much else though sadly.

The Habu Bamboo is just beautiful, I seemed to stand at the stall holding it for a very long time!! Any ideas on what you're going to make with it??

LynS said...

I think my favorites are the Habu Tsumugi silk in that lovely dull red, and the linen laceweight. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

Lynne said...

I can see why you're smiling!

I don't think I've ever seen so many knit-related stalls at the Craft Fair!

Nora said...

My heart skipped a beat when I read your email - Habu in AU!!! Do they sell online??

Nora said...

Me again - here's the link to Dairing!!!

Leonie said...

Great self-portrait, fantastic haul!

mooncalf said...

All gorgeous! I am very, very envious!

Linda said...

Lovely yarns, the Habu looks fab. I have Habu urges lately, I think its the summer thing. That book keeps popping up here and there and I do want to have alook through it.

Anna said...

Love your tags on this post! Your haul looks fab, and I can't wait to see what you choose to cast on for from that book, it looks really interesting.

Alwen said...

That looks very yummy! I'd be happy to roll around in a haul like that.