Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Last June I spun up a lovely linen/silk blend that I had purchased at Tempe Yarn and Fiber with the intent of turning the yarn into the Triangle Summer Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush, but feared that I wouldn't have enough for the project. Well, I was right. I only had 380 yds. of yarn, and the pattern called for more than 1000. This meant I had to go shopping. It's a hard life, I know. ;)
On Saturday I stopped by Tempe Yarn and Fiber to get some more of the fiber. They had two 2 oz. packs of it, so I snapped them both up. This should be enough to make the shawl.
Of course I had to look at the other pretty fibers while I was there, and that necessitated the purchase of this:
It's 2 oz. of soy silk fiber. It's soft and silky like bamboo and I've never worked with it before so I'm looking forward to seeing what it becomes.
And because I believe it's important to support as many yarn stores as possible, I also went to The Fiber Factory, where I picked this up:
12 oz. of fabulous tussah silk. (Sigh) I LOVE silk!