Monday, January 24, 2005

Did someone say "yarn sale?"

Last weekend there was a big sale at The Studio, a great LYS. They were offering 25 percent off EVERYTHING in the store for two days! Yarn, needles, books, gadgets, the whole deal.

So it's fair to say I expected lots of people to show up. I just didn't know how hard it would be to maneuver and actually get anything to take home! When it came right down to it, I didn't have the stamina of many others, so my bag of loot was somewhat small.

Anyway, I did score enough for a couple of projects.

This Koigu KPPPM is planned for yet another pair of socks...although I did start wondering if this might be worth a try for Clapotis. (I'm still on the search for the perfect yarn for that pattern...and yes, I would need to have more yarn to make that work.) Has anyone used a small gauge yarn for the lovely Clapotis?

Well, while I think some more on that...turn your attention, please, to the newest addition to my stash.

At first I planned for this Artyarns handpaint to become a pair of mittens for a friend. Now the felting maniac in me has been thinking about how neat this would be for some sort of felted object. Hmmm...we'll have to see how the mood strikes me! Somehow it's just comforting to know I have these available when the urge to cast on hits again.


Anonymous said...

I am in the middle of a clapotis (I sweated the yarn selection too!) and I am using a much smaller gauge yarn, maybe 5-6/inch. Its turning out FAB though, nearly as big as the original, and the original (see the measurementson pattern) is REALLY BIG. I FINALLY picked a hand dyed local yarn in magenta/pink/purple/black/etc and it is the perfect pattern to show off the yarn. I am really in love with the project--its so cool to drop the stiches. So go for the small guague--it will be fab. Suzanne

Lauren said...

Isn't Artyarns superwash? In which case it wouldn't make for a very felted object.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I was thinking of doing a Clapotis in a new yarn I discovered called Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets (catchy, eh?). It's a dead ringer for Koigu PM (the solid Koigu that actually shifts colors in the most subtle, beautiful way), and I think it would make a swell Clapotis.

Have at it! A shawl I made with Koigu has a fantastic drape to it, and looks wonderful. Would suit Clapotis perfectly.

Keep us posted on what you decide to do.

All best,

Mason-Dixon Ann