I belong to a group of people who have become friends over knitting. They began knitting together at a yarn store that closed so moved to a restaurant called Jackson's Corner, JC for short, and were nicknamed Knitterbugs by the staff. I had been invited to come by a mutual friend from Reno and kept dragging my feet. How fun could that be, sitting around in a group knitting together??
I dragged my feet for a couple of years and finally went a couple of times about 18 months ago and I was hooked. These people have become very dear to me. They get together several times a week but I'm only free on Tuesday afternoons after Smart (Start making a reader today, volunteer reading to kinders).
Yesterday was my second Holiday Yarn Exchange, and on top of the brown-bag pirate exchange, several members brought "deeply discounted" yarns to sell. This is what I came home with, I who claim to have no stash now have the beginnings of one.
This is my exchange booty, two fingering-weight skeins in a Fire colorway from Alexander's Crafts in Silverton, Oregon. Debra suggested that I think about getting a Kid Haze mohair in a complimentary color and hold two strands together to tone down the "fire.".
These two skeins are hand-dyed here in Bend from Knitting Nomad. I'll probably hold these together in a project. My cost - $10.00.
This wildly dyed Little Knits Bergamo yarn is superwash Merino. I've swatched it and already cast on for a Red Rasta Cowl, with adjustments for the difference in my yarn and the pattern's yarn - $5.00.
I don't know what I'll do with this skein but it was a gift from Debra. It was the last of her skein's on the table and she said take it - I'm not taking it home. I'll find a use for it.
Adele knows I knit prayer shawls so gave me these five skeins of superwash Merino.
I've already cast on for the next one. I'm using the River Fog pattern again but it's really easy and good for mindless knitting or quiet morning knitting with prayers. I'm still struggling with being tired so this was the perfect way to spend this day. The rest of the week is really busy and sometimes I forget to act like the retired person that I am and sit a spell. I entered all the yarns in my Ravelry "stash" and now it's time to read.