Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Weekly Dose of Crafts

I actually did a decent amount of knitting this weekend so I'm back!!! But let's start with something really fun... I made my first purchase during the yarn diet and the occasion was the release of the new KnitPicks Felici colors! I might have gone a little crazy. More pictures further down in the post!


This weekend I worked on two of my scarves. I'm now halfway done with my gray scarf because I've started my second hank finally! That also means that I've finally used up two skeins since the yarn diet started, that's actually a lot less than I was hoping to use up in this time but oh well.


I also did some work on my Chroma scarf. Not sure that I will get this done before its too warm to wear but you never know!


Now back to the fun part, my new yarn! Here is the KP Felici Fingering weight, I actually ordered two more skeins of Rainbow but they got left out of my box (I can't blame them, this is so much yarn it came inside what amounted to a garbage back inside of a box) so those 2 are coming now. When I called Customer Service the woman that helped me said she thought I would have enough projects to work on until the 2 skeins showed up, LOL!!!


Here is the KP Felici Sport weight, I went a little extra crazy and got the 2010 colorways that were still in stock and on sale!


I also got some Aloft which is the new Mohair/Silk Knit Picks yarn and also some KP Shimmer because I don't have a lot of lace weight yarn!


And finally, on Raverly in the Knitpicks Lovers forum a lot of people volunteer to run what they call Co-ops where we pay a little bit of money to get small samples of different lines are yarn. In this case I got samples of all the Palette colors! A few months ago I participated in one for Wool of the Andes worsted Co-op and have also signed up for one for Aloft and Swish in all weights. It seems like so so much work for the people that so nicely offer to organize these, so thank you to them!



For more crafty goodness be sure to stop over at WIP Wednesday! And find me on Raverly as mint910.


20 comments:

  1. Fun Felici. They all look so pretty and the chroma scarf looks good too.

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  2. Ooh, so much new yarn! Jealous. :)

    Love the grey scarf, and the Chroma colours are so pretty!

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  3. Holy huge piles of yarn, Batman! That looks like so much fun. Can't wait to see what it all turns into! Looks like your scarves are nearly done -- what's next? ;)

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  4. Holy yarn pile. LOVE. That Chroma is stunning. You're the second person I've seen with a WIP using it this week and man I'm tempted.

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  5. Welcome back! I love how your Chroma scarf is coming out. The colors are so fun!

    Let me know how the co-ops for the Aloft and Swish are. I'm going to hold off but I LOVE the palettes we got.

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  6. Wow. That is a whoooole lot of yarn. I don't think I've ever bought even close to that much at once! But it all looks lovely, I hope we'll get to see all the awesome things you make with it! Love the Chroma scarf, second one I've seen and just as gorgeous...

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  7. The Chroma scarf is looking so pretty. Love those colors. The new yarn stash is making me green with envy! So many pretty colors in one place can be dangerous. Do you have any projects planned with them? I particularly looovvve the mohair/silk.

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  8. Your room must be overflowing with books and yarn.

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  9. Aren't you lucky -- so many pretty colors waiting to be turned into lovely handmade items!

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  10. Wow! That is some impressive stash enhancement. I love the color in the last pic.

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  11. autumngeisha- I'm thinking for the Felici a whole lot of socks and I have this pattern in mind for the Aloft: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/horai-scarf

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  12. I'll definitely be checking out the co-ops on Ravelry. I didn't know they existed since I usually only use it for patterns, so thanks for the info.

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  13. Wow, you really know how to cheat on a diet ;>)

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  14. wow that's a bunch of yarn. Surely if I snagged a skein or three you would not miss them! :)

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  15. Dawn_Homemade- LOL it's not cheating since it was part of the rules! :P I could never join a full out ban though...

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  16. Chroma scarf is lovely! So is all of your new yarn.

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  17. This isn't looking very dietish, LOL

    Such pretty colors and you do fantastic work.

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  18. Michelle- It's totally legit lol!

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  19. Oh wow!

    First, I love the colors you picked for your chroma scarf. It looks really, really nice!

    Also, I'm jealous of your felici order! All those great colors, you'll have wonderful socks (or whatever else you might be planning on doing with this :) )

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  20. That's alot of KP yarn! I thought I went crazy when I get on their website! :)

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