JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

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Even having a shopping list to stick to doesn't help ... ;p

Took some time to check over my yarn stash and planned projects for said stash versus my knitting needle supply and noted needed sizes. Check.
Took resulting reasonably short shopping list of needles to LYS (local yarn shop), browsed the racks, and managed to locate everything on the list (racks are safely near door so it IS possible to get to them with minimal yarn endangerment). Check.
Then decided that it wouldn't hurt to wander 'round the store to see what was new.
At least I only ended up bringing home sale bin stuff ... last three skeins of each of these ...

The greens/black skeins (1st picture is the colour-true one) are Magallanes, produced by Araucania Yarns in Chile ... a thick and thin ranging from nearly as big around as my baby finger to the diameter of embroidery floss. Soft but with a hint of coarseness to the texture, but not scratchy or rough. The three skeins are surprisingly well-matched considering this yarn is hand-dyed without dyelots (meaning multiple skeins will be coloured from the same dyevats, but the timing is a judgment call rather than a clock thing, so while the colours are technically the same, intensity may vary).

The dark fuschia/purple are Woodstock, by Needful Yarns ... 50% wool, 50% acrylic and cuddly soft.

Was also fascinated by, but didn't buy, big-as-my-head skeins of a richly coloured yarn called Marble Chunky, which, according to some image Googling I've just done, lives up to its name by knitting up to look like its namesake stone. 100% acrylic though, so I have to be cautious ... no point in spending money and time for a garment I can't stand to wear for more than twenty minutes. Kept my hands on the skeins for a while as an initial touch test and didn't get that clammy feel, so might be okay as outwear (cardigan/vest/jacket) ... shall have to check a few reviews and find out.
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