Thursday, March 21, 2013

Swag

I promised to show off my Yarn Fest loot, so here it is.

 photo IMG_6153_zpsdcab78f0.jpg

Three skeins of Old Maiden Aunt Merino 4ply in Dreich, Jaded, and Bramble. I usually don't mind winding my own skeins, but I took advantage of a yarn-winding-for-charity service providing by enthusiastic volunteers at the festival because I wanted to cast on for Colour Affection as soon as possible. Not going to lie - seeing the OMA stuff in person blew my mind. After taking quite a while to work through the crowd to the OMA stall, I settled in crouching by a trunk of yarn, and was dazzled by all the potential colour combinations. I eventually settled on the above three. However, Lilith of OMA was wearing a Colour Affection when I went up to purchase the yarn, and I almost had to rethink my yarn choice yet again.

Yet another Old Maiden Aunt Merino 4ply - this time still in skein form, since I have no immediate plans for it. Colourway: Emerald City. I picked this one up and couldn't put it down, so it came home with me too.

 photo IMG_6158_zpsc288198d.jpg
Hint: it's way more luminous in real life.

And finally, a fabulous semi-solid red from Lioness Arts.

 photo IMG_6163_zpsc49d8573.jpg

The yarn is King of the Jungle Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon) in the colourway Seeing Other People. Again, no concrete plans for this one yet, but it can just sit in my stash looking gorgeous for a while.

I know this might count as restrained shopping in some circumstances, but since I rarely buy more than one skein at a time of luxury yarn, this was a splurge for me. An exciting splurge, though - I don't feel at all bad about it, and you can't make me! :P

8 comments:

  1. *drool*

    great haul! I guess I'm going to have to come around to the colour affection side eventually!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You've picked out some of my favorite colors! Great minds think alike ; )
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your new treasure!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooooh that bluuuuueee.... And the greeeeeen... That's a gorgeous load of yarn!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful yarns :) I love the colour combination you picked for your shawl, they look so good together

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love Old Maiden Aunt. I managed to pick up a couple of skeins cheaply on eBay once and I fell in love. I used mine for a Color Affection and it turned out beautifully. I think you will be very happy with knitting this project and then getting to wear it too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMGosh! I SO love these colorways. Green here.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Honest to goodness, my mind was screaming "Colour Affection!" when I saw that first picture. Then I had a good chuckle after reading your intentions for them! Love those colours together. The green and red are gorgeous, too.

    ReplyDelete