Time for Yarn.
This is a long - and long overdue - post.
I have been busy both stash enhancing and knitting. I had the head cold from hell last week, and started physical therapy for a hip bursitis and IT band issues caused by "overdoing it" in October. That was the Seagull Century bike ride. I guess I didn't stretch adequately before, during and after the ride. Resulting in PAIN. The temperature is supposed to be in the high 50's this weekend. I think I'm going to give the old hip a workout - not a long ride, but I have not been on my bike since October. It's time.
Stash enhancing has been done both by thrift shopping, helping others destash, and a couple of visits to Knit Happens and The Tangled Skein. I picked up a couple of skeins of Claudia Handpaint Chunky at the Tangled Skein. Ocean Depth and Walk in the Woods. Both beautiful colors.
Oh, and "My Favorite Yarn Shop" in Warrenton! That was bonus yarn shopping! DH and I spent a night at the Inn at Little Washington! Dinner and a night. O.M.G. That is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was my Christmas gift, our 27th anniversary gift to ourselves and his birthday gift. When you factor all those into the equation, it wasn't so bad, fiscally speaking. But it was the first time I had eaten or stayed at a five star establishment. And it was fabulous! (The yarn shop was in Warrenton, on the way home. A wonderful, friendly shop!)
This was my breakfast. Eggs Benedict. With these.
It was tough coming home - or down to earth.
This was what I found at "My Favorite Yarn Shop"
Two skeins of Tilli Tomas Cleopatra beaded silk ribbon, and some Ironstone Yarns mohair. Couldn't resist. Plus, the Tilli Tomas was 75% off!
I have acquired 11 skeins of Queensland Kathmandu DK that will become Katarina from Cocoknits and a few more skeins of Manos in Henna bringing my total to 7 skeins. I figured I could do much more with 7, right?
And Thrift shopping has resulted in 48 little balls of Brown Angora/wool, worsted weight. These are 26 yards each, probably from the 1960s.
But a lot of yardage! Why did they have such small balls then? That makes for a whole lot of ends to weave in.
Here's the red lambswool from the American Eagle hoodie. It's really a nice deep red wool.
I haven't skeined and washed it yet. And there's one more to unravel:
Another Merino/Angora blend. I think I need to stop this for a while.
And finally, progress on February Lady. I WILL finish this before the end of February.