March 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Vine Bolero by Emily Johnson · Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino · Colorway: Green Grey · Yardage: 300 · Weight: 100g · Needles: 4.5 mm
February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
… and a single merino/silk from DesignClub.
My local yarn store is selling out as they are moving their business online. Sad, as we need those stores, to physically touch and smell the fibers. There was a discount of 50% on selected yarns, which brought me back home with a beautiful collection of Rowan fine tweed and felted tweed DK. I’ve always had a soft spot for the colors and feel of Rowan’s tweed. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?
550 g. in total for DKr.331/$58 :)
… and three pink palm tree buttons:
That was it! :)
October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Oversized cable neckwarmer by Kasia Lubinska – download for free · Yarn: DK wool and soya yarn from the local supermarket · Yardage: 180 · Weight: 75g · Needles: 5.5 mm
October 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Luxurious Silky Merino from Malabrigo meets cheap soya yarn from my local discount supermarket. But how they suit each other well !!!
There’s a price difference of $7 per skein …!
September 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Lima · Colors: Light grey · Yardage: 1010 · Weight: 515g · Needles: 4.5 mm
August 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
I can’t believe I did this! … payed the tariff on this box = 252 kr ($48) on top of the shopping prize of $85, shipping to Europe included. A total of $133 for 7 skeins of Malabrigo !!!
I guess the prize for the yarn itself ($71) is fair enough and it’s a treat to shop at Eat Sleep Knit but I didn’t expect the subsequent tariff as I have ordered and received yarn from the US before without having to pay any extra bills. The tariff was too high and $133 too much for yarn that I didn’t even have specific projects for – just wanted to check out the feel and the colors … so I decided to let it go, letting the post office keep the parcel and eventually return it to the shop.
I couldn’t get it out of my head though and after almost two weeks at the post office I picked it up – closed my eyes and paid …
Now the box is at home, and yes, the yarn is nice but it’s still just … yarn …
I don’t even know what to make of it, what do you think?