Last Friday afternoon my second ever online yarn order arrived and boy was I excited!!!!!!!!!! Here it is right after I opened the top!
Here is all the yarn laid out. It might look like a lot (or maybe not) but I didn't pay over $3 for any of it and a lot of it was $1 or $1.50. I've already used up almost all of the red for a scarf you will see below. I made sure to get enough yarn to complete a project, so these are all attached to projects, mostly hats, scarves and a pair of mittens!
Remember that heart hat I started last week for my Knitting class? Well I really got going on it and realized I didn't even need any help! It was really fun to make and it fits!!! It's maybe a bit snug in one spot and it's a little longer than I would normally wear but I really like it!
Here is the scarf I made with those 8 balls of red yarn pictured above. It was the first project in either knit or crochet that I made using 2 pieces of yarn at a time! It came together really fast! The pattern was in the first issue of Crochet Today I ever got last spring, it was actually on the cover so I will attribute it to getting me interested in the magazine!
8 skeins Filati Cervinia 1616
As I've been doing every week I picked and started a new project to get help with in Knitting class tonight. This week I picked this hat from 60 Quick Knits. I had some yarn I was just going to use and then decided I really really really wanted to use the yarn from the pattern (Cascade 220 Amethyst Heather) I checked 3 yarn stores and nada, but luckily at my last stop the woman working there (who had been my crochet teacher!) suggested another yarn that had a similar look and I'm rather happy with it!
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted 2426
I'm still on a magazine kick, earlier in the week I had tried to find something new to get without any luck and then yesterday when I stopped at a new yarn store they had 2 issues I had missed in Summer when I wasn't really working on my Knitting skills which I was sad I had missed so I snatched those right up and also the new Interweave Crochet Accessories issue that I've practically been haunting stores looking for it!
Today I also picked up a skein of Bernat Mosaic in Ambrosia (one of the magazines had an ad for it and a beautiful free pattern!)
For more crafty goodness be sure to stop over at WIP Wednesday! And find me on Raverly as mint910.