Thursday, January 22, 2009

I.Can't.Believe.This.


What a yarn day!
My friend, Jenny came home after a month in England, and she brought me this two skeins of gorgeous yarn... How well she knows me... I am a sucker for Rowan yarn and everything tweed, or tweedy. The Cocoon is ahhh so soft, and the Debbie Bliss is just absolutely gorgeous...


And something else happened. As I was going to our knitting club I stopped in the second hand shop which sells some yarn...Up until now I was lucky once, when I managed to get like 600 grams light lavanderish blue chunky yarn, and usually get bits of sock yarn which I combine and make socks like these ...
But what I found yesterday... Oh. My.God.
Look:

Now, just take a closer look:

All lovely sock yarn, whole balls! And this:

Do you see the tag??? Rowan's Kafe Fassett KIDSILK...I though I am going to swoon there.

And then the best part... there was in the bottom of a basket a bunch of tweedy wool. Naturally as much as I love tweed I grabbed the whole thing with the bag it was in...

Then I took a closer look at the label... I had to hold on something...Look:

From the look I thought it is about 7 skeins 350 grams. Had no idea just what would it be enough, but I HAD. TO. HAVE. IT.

There was also a whole 100 grams skein of heathery dark charcoal grey (almost black).

Guess how much I paid??? About 9 dollars worth of forints. That is less than ONE skein would cost from the rowan.

Of course it took me a lot of self control not to put them all out in the cafe where our meeting was held, and caress them all. Imagine my surprise when getting at home and finally able to take a good look of my treasures I found out that... there is 9 skeins of the rowan tweed!!! That is enough for a WHOLE sweater!!! Now I just have to figure out what sweater to make... heading right over to ravelry now.

4 comments:

h3dakota said...

OMG!!! And you didn't email me immediately with those pictures?!?! GORGEOUS! Amazing, amazing haul there, Anett!! :D

peony said...

hehehe... I just wanted to scrunch a comment out of you...LOL
But yes, I couldn't believe it myself, especially after I counted the rowan skeins and found that it is not seven, but NINE skein is there...

Isis said...

That's wonderful ! Only knitters can understand the excitement this kind of find creates ! LOL !!! (btw I found an old Kaffe Fasset book in my late aunt's belongings recently -- yum ! now I am sure I make you drool in turn, LOL !!!)

erika said...

WOW that is an excellent find - I love cheap yarn! Congratulations!