Tuesday, March 13, 2007

SkipNorth...the Stash.

Okay, here`s what I bought...

Texere...

1800 grams of wool/cotton aran blend, at 1p per gram.

Ultra soft alpaca/mohair blend. It was £1 per ball but I only bought three.

Cone of fine pink glitter thread, for plying.

At ColdSpring Mill...


One kilo of Noro mill end Silk Garden, £25 per kilo.


700g of Noro Kocharon.


700 g of Noro Kureyon.


And a 500g cone of what Nic tells me is Sirdar Velvet Touch...100% synthetic, but most definately Mairi colours!


At The Skep..

Silk roving in yummy blues.

A kilo of 75%wool 25% acrylic Superwash aran. Mairi colours again!



At the Knitting & Crochet Guild...


Opal Uni and (*splutter* ) Jaggerspun Zephyr. I don`t knit lace, you understand, but this sort of stuck to my hand.


Nine balls of this really astonishingly coloured mohair, from the 1p per gram mountain.


More astonishing yarn from the Yarn Mountain. I foresee some sort of shrug or bolero in this for Mairi.


Cone of 2-ply from the Yarn Mountain, because I liked the pretty colours and at 70p for the cone I couldn`t bear to leave it.


Set of Susan Bates sock needles, and another of my No1 favourite row counters.


Winghams.. Mini carders for sampling and flick carding.

Three skeins of sari silk.


Angelina fibres for blending.


I made up some bags of colour mixes in the colour shed. I want to try some fancy colour blending so went in with a few themes in mind. For this mix I was thinking "Parrot".


"Mermaid".


"Indian Spice".


"Mairi"...!

And some white fibres...merino, Lincon, Texel and Dorset Horn.

Quite a haul, I admit, but I didn`t go over budget, no. I had sold one of my wheels a while back and what you see above was bought from the proceeds of this, plus clearing out some unwanted stash on Ebay. Also, no Woolfest for me this year, so I had to stock up while I had the chance.

18 comments:

Weaver said...

That all looks AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Anonymous said...

I am SO jealous....HOW does a person join in with Skip North (I'm in the south...it really is north for me, does that help?) Fran

Robin said...

Oh My...I wish the internet was "touchable"! You really brought home a *haul*!

rho said...

WOW!!! That is a super haul! Like Robin said - I wish I could touch it all too....

Daisy said...

Great to meet you this weekend! Wasn't it fab?!

Woolly Wormhead said...

My god!! That's some serious shopping! makes me feel rather virtuous ;) Was great to catch up again :)

Juno said...

That silk roving moves my heart with lust and envy.

Its amazing to me how all this superficially mild manner fibers arts stuff is slow closely connected to the the seven deadlies.

Congratulations on the new toys.

Lindsey said...

Oh my. What a haul!! I too can't wait to see what it all becomes!

BabyLongLegs said...

That Noro collection is rather impressive, Missis!
I am sorry you returned to bedlam at your house...hope it didn't take the edge off SN too much :)
Was fantastic to meet you...
Love
Sarah xXx

Knittings Nice! said...

Wow...some fabulous stuff....and by the looks of it at great prices.Happy knitting.

Queen Frogger said...

A lovely haul there! You will be busy for some time I am sure!

cate said...

GORGEOUS STUFF!! I can't wait for Sedalia and do some shopping therapy myself. cate

Mary-Lou said...

Nice haul! The Sirdar 'She' is worth it for the gorgeous label alone (though I made a coat from some that I had in my stash)

Zippi said...

What a great Haul! I'd have to skip over the ocean, and north america. Wow. I like that. Maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

WOW! WHAT a haul!

JustApril said...

DANG, you know how to stash enhance right! wow and WOW and ..... dang! lol

Artis-Anne said...

Amazing haul you have there:)
Sounds like great time had by all. I really must go to this Coldspring Mill

TutleyMutley said...

Oh my! This haul is scrumdiddlyumptious. And I thought I'd splashed out recently! Now I see how you are knitting the Bettne jumper.
Fran - I'm nearly as far south as you can get - I'll join you next year - maybe we can share a car? Go to Lixie's blog for info on Skip North...