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31. January 2011 11:07
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: New sweater kit from KnitPicks

31. January 2011 11:07 by Jobo | 1 Comments

package of dogwood yarnI recently purchased the Dogwood Blossoms Sweater Kit...

I might be completely crazy to want to knit an entire sweater on 2.5 mm needles, with ump-teen colors of yarn... Oh yeah, and I want the cardigan, so there will be steeking (Eeeeek!)  I haven't had the heart to open the bag yet, with all 20 balls of yarn looking so nice and orderly in there, so I'm sharing some of the palette color sample photos.  When I open the bag, I'm sure there will be more glamour shots! 

Also, the whole kit was like 40 bucks.  That's like 2 bucks a ball... even if you don't like to knit fairisle sweaters, that's like 10 pairs of socks, or mittens, or shawls, or ... or... *faints on floor* <thud>

 kp photo samples

3. September 2009 07:30
by Jobo
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The Bobbins... they do Nothing! or do they?

3. September 2009 07:30 by Jobo | 2 Comments

I finally bit the bullet... and decided that expensive or no, I was going to finally order a Jumbo Kit for my Ashford Traveller.  I had been putting it off for quite a while telling myself that they were *only* bigger bobbins... that they wouldn't really *do* anything for my spinning.   And then, while plying the other night and worrying that I would overflow my current regular bobbins and have to splice an otherwise lovely skein of yarn, it hit me.  Oh-Jobo-just-order-the-darn-thing-and-get-it-over-with-already-you-weiner.

So here we are.  Brenda Gilmour (at Gaspereau Valley Fibers) was nice enough to help me figure out what I needed and then order it in especially for me!  I found her site/store while surfing one day looking for Ashford Suppliers.  She is fantastic to deal with by email and over the phone... and their website has all sorts of yarn and fiber goodies!  Stroll on over and check it out if you dare :)

The box came yesterday when I wasn't feeling very well... so I did unpack it, and touch every piece, and set it up on the wheel, but I didn't take any pictures yet... I plan on doing that tomorrow since I have a 4 day weekend (woooohooo!)

 

Stock Photo from Ashford

 

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