Thursday, March 29, 2007

Black Sheep at Black Sheep

Who can resist the siren song of a good yarn sale?
Not me. Not the Knit Devil. We are discovering, by the way, that we are Bad Company for each other--check out JenLa* to see what I mean--because we egg each other on to do more and more evil things. This was a case of my Evil Twin and hers getting together. (*Of course neither of us took pictures at the ASK hookup. D'oh!)
So this is what came home with me from Black Sheep. (Can you tell I am feeling rather rambly today? Yarn fumes, folks, yarn fumes.)
Cute bag, huh? Look how its little sides bulge out...
This is why.
Look what's inside: Koigu! KPM and KPPPM both. 50% off folks, how often do you get a two-for-one deal on KOIGU?
Plus some teeny tiny crochet hooks (for attaching beads), some rosewood needles (yet another try to find Birch's perfect match), a copy of Selvedge, and a lone ball of Rowan Cashsoft in a pretty pale blue. Well, it's not alone; there are 23 of these that followed me home.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!
Some Koigu closeups... I love the way these colors glow in the sun and in the shadow both.
Yum, and I am so not an orange and tomato-red girl. But I love the way these yarns play off each other.
These are going to be scarves, I think--those multi-yarn chevron thingies that are so popular right now. Or maybe shawls. We'll see.
I can just imagine playing with these with my new rosewood needles. Must not go back to Black Sheep and buy up all their rosewood and ebony needles. Must not...
To finish off the day, we retired to the Coffee Bean in Montrose for an hour of knitting on our CPHs. KD and I are both on the fronts, and chugging right along. While this is not the most interesting knit I've ever done, it's far from the most boring either, and I'm enjoying working with this yarn. Good thing, since I have a sweater quantity of it in another color!
Evil Twin is now sitting in her corner, admiring her new yarn and purring quietly. She does keep noodging me to go buy some more needles, but I've told her (repeatedly) that it's a long way from TC to Hollywood, and we need to do laundry.
Hmmm.... wonder who will win that fight?


Lady Misty Morn said...


Ellen Bloom said...

I'm so glad you made the trip to Hollywood for this fantastic sale!!! I know, I know...I'm an enabler. We can both get drunk on yarn!!! LOVE your color choices. Hint, hint..I'm a red, tomato, orange kinda' person!

Wen said...

Holy cr@p batman! Crystal is having a sale on Koigu?!!!! Black Sheep is a mere 2 miles from my house. (wen goes to get dressed, credit card in hand already)

Madge said...

We're so bad we're good!

Yesterday rocked. Your Koigu color combos are so great, they just make me wobbly in the knees.


La said...

That's right ladies, buy it all out. That way I can't be tempted to use my GOOjF card cuz I'm Knitting From My Stash.

mary said...

Hurray for you! That is gorgeous yarn and I'm so glad it was you and not me. :)

Annette said...

Yum is right! Oh I heard about the sale - but there weren't pictures in that email to tempt me further. Resist I must. But you're not making it easy! Beautiful yarns! Sounds like a fun excursion. : ) Look at you go on CPH!

Larry said...

I really need to go back and get some more. But I'm not going. I have someone acting as agent for me. Really all I want is one more skein of Alchemy Silken Straw. If I went myself I'm sure there'd be more stuff I need. Beautiful choices you made.

JollyEwe said...

WOW, your Koigu combos look wonderful....I thought shawl immediately...the cheveron scarf is a perfect idea as well!! How about "Maude" from Smith Island pattern just so happens to call for 5 skeins of KPPM...what a coincidence for those 5 skeins of greens!!

CatBookMom said...

You and Madge are so evil! I'm resisting, resissstttttinnnngggg! I had to clear out a bin of charity yarn to hold the stuff I haven't bought since January; of *course* I haven't bought yarn - I'm KFTS (Knitting from the Stash)!!!

knitnzu said...

You are such a villian for sure! What an incredible haul and a great sale. (I had a cat named Mehitabel...and the archy book is parked next to the toilet...)

Mary in VA said...

So I'm way behind in reading anything, but I love the juxtaposition of this coming after the stash post! But it does all look wonderful! Plus I now can feel so much more normal about my 3 steps forward 2 steps back method of stash reduction!

Carson said...

Oh my gourd check out the loot!
I already read about your exploits on Knitdevil a while ago but didn't realise you were the partner in crime.
So much koigu!