Monday, August 14, 2006

Okay, it's two days before my oldest starts middle school. Maybe I am freaking out a little on the inside. Maybe I am indulging in a little compensatory yarn purchasing.

But it's yarn in the form of thrift store sweaters. So it's cheaper than a one-legged Dairy Queen hooker!

I've just gotten back from perhaps THE most satisfying sweatering excursion ever. I have an entire bagload of alpaca, silk, angora, lambswool, ribbon, and other fantastic fibers that are practically begging to be ripped free from the confines of outdated sweater styles.

This is the best one: A huge angora/wool argyle sweater with a cowl neck (i.e. lots more yarn to reclaim). What makes me so giddy over it? I had my eye on making a certain Fair Isle sweater from Fall ‘06 Vogue Knitting. The argyle is made up of exactly these colors! And it's so, so, so, so, so, so soft!

I'd post pictures, but you really have to pet the yarn-to-be to appreciate it. Just take my word for it.


Lystessa said...

Wow, nice catch!
I managed to score some cashmere laceweight out of my last (first) sweatering expedition a few weeks ago.
Can't wait to see what you make from your finds!

spaazlicious said...

Our one legged DQ "lady of the midafternoon" has the fetish market going for her, she's not very cheap anymore now that she's busier than an...well... one-legged individual in an @ss-kicking contest.

Seriously, though, SCORE! I never find good stuff at the local thrift, just things which make me feel creepy and sad.