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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wool shopping



It's great to be in a place where sock wool is so commonplace that it's available in any of the small or medium-sized stores around here. Needless to say, I made on and restocked with a few balls. Some of it I've had before - the Blauband yarn in the slim balls is very good to use and comes in some delightful tweeds and mixtures - above there's a couple of balls of navy blue flecked with rainbow colours and some fairly plain bottle green (which is intended to become a lace shawl). But I've not used the 6-ply Regia and will be pleased of any advice re size of needles/pointers to a good pattern for it. I also found the two brightly coloured cottons, labelled "Potholder yarn". Perhaps a couple of dishcloths a la Mason-Dixon will appear shortly?

I also found a bag of cream/white buttons for just SFR5 (about £2.50). Don't know what will become of those but it seemed like too good a bargain to pass by.

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  • so excited for you. And so jealous too ! !
    now, i've recently tried out the 6 ply yarn - i used 3.25mm dpn's. However, i'd suggest you do a swatch first, just to see if you like the lay of the fabric & if the stitches are too small or too loose.

    By Blogger nadine, at 4:43 am  

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