Thursday, December 02, 2010

Keeping Track - November 2010

A day late, sorry! I took advantage of a break in the rain we've been having since (it seems like) forever, to take some photos for this post, because there have been a few in's this month. Fortunately, most of them were gifts, and gift yarn doesn't count, right!

This lot was my birthday present to myself:
I accidentally (heh!) hit a wollmeise update a month or two ago, and managed to score a couple of colours I've been wanting for some time - Sabrina and Ruby Thursday. And a couple of Vamp (a newer red, which I couldn't leave behind) and to make up my order to 5 skeins (most economical for postage!) I got a skein of My Old Blue Jeans as well. Why not!


And this lovely group comprise gifts from some lovely friends:

The large ball on the left is Cashmere laceweight, a bloggy prize from Jen. Across the top is handdyed laceweight from The Granny Square in Newtown, a gift from JP. Underneath that is alpacky laceweight from MissFee, and the small blue skein and larger skein below it is Margarita's handspun! How clever is she!


And this lot I bought - so it does count - but you know, it's a discontinued red 8ply cotton from Bendigo - I just missed buying some before they discontinued the colour (darn them!!) and I happened to mention this to JP and she came through with the goods!! She had a spare few balls and was happy to destash them to me, weeeeeeeeeeeee!

And since they are big balls (heh! Why yes I am a juvenile at heart) - 200g each - that makes a lot of 50g equivalents in the "in" column. Not that I regret it at all!


In: 12 x 50g
Out: 5 x 50g
YTD: +36.5 x 50g balls (or 3.5 balls per month!)

12 comments:

2paw said...

You are so lucky to score some of the discontinued red cotton: it had your name written all over it though.
Nice to see lots of red!!

Bells said...

so much great stuff in this post I'm in a swoon!

sapphireblue said...

Too bad those are discontinued.

Roxie said...

Three big red balls. Oh, you well equipped Australians!

Sweetp said...

Oh so much lovely red! Isn't it interesting how one colour can have some many subtle variations in shade. Gorgeous!

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Ann said...

Love all those colors of Wollmeise. I would like to buy some but don't have the patience to stalk the website.

DrK said...

oh so much red smooshy goodness. i am almost tempted to say red doesnt count either. i dont think it should really. what will you make with that wonderful cotton???

michele said...

well there's no way anyone could have passed up that red cotton 8 ply - it looks so great. the handspun is really pretty too.

Yoga Knitdra said...

Whooshka, red od, so you!

LynS said...

Look, I know gift yarn doesn't count, but not counting gift yarn TO YOURSELF seems a bit dodgy to me! Nice to see you back in red yarn acquisition action.

1funkyknitwit said...

Nothing like treating yourself, especially on wollmeise ;D