Sorry for the crappy photos. I got a moment to take pictures, and then realized they were all fuzzy. But you get the gist:

Here’s my haul from Full Thread Ahead. I got 2 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill in red, 3 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill in Wild Cherry, 2 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill in Northern Lights, 2 skeins of Cascade Fixation (I had the 30 second warning when I was there, so I just grabbed red, but I wanted a couple of balls of blue instead), 3 hanks of Cascade 220 in red, 2 hanks of Cascade 220 in green, 2 balls of Cascade 220 Superwash in red and 2 hanks of Nature’s Palette (I can’t remember the brand, but I had thought it was Koigu when I picked it up) in black. What great fun! Of course if I hadn’t gone near Valentine’s Day, Hollis wouldn’t have had such a nice collection of red yarn sitting right near the end of the line for me to grab quickly.

I also got my Elann order when I got home from the broker’s test on Saturday. The Peruvian Collection Sierra Aran is a bit more rust colored than I’d like (I loved the name, Sangria, though) but the Austermann Mayfair looks just like Cotton Ease. I have a project in mind for that and hope I can start it soon! Again, sorry for the blurry picture:

The test went okay. I studied all the “6th and 7th grade math” (quote from the test prep book I bought) and ended up only having 5 questions out of 200 with numerical answers. It was an all day long test, but I was second finished in the first half and first finished in the second half. Apparently only about 55% of the people taking the broker’s test pass, so I’m not very hopeful, but at least I know a bit more about the area of Oakland it’s held so I know how to prepare for it. And I guess I could call it a “break” from kid watching.

Since Friday I have been crazily working on the Ripple Shawl. I’m done with two skeins of Schaefer Sandra and I am so done with this pattern. The short rows make it so choppy and it just never progresses. I still have 5 inches to go. I went to my LYS today in the hopes I could just stop with it where it is, but instead I came home with one more skein (225 yards) of Sandra, and another project! Apparently the fingerless gloves that they were commissioned (did someone come into a yarn store and say “make me these”?) had been given to someone else but they didn’t like her work and took it back. I wonder if she got a different project or is just done knitting for them? I would love to give her the shawl I’m 2/3 done with even if I had to give up the payment I’m expecting. Anyway, here it is, as far as I’ve gotten.


5 Responses to “113926978680054971”

  1. February 7, 2006 at 12:43 am

    Wow, good haul. I’m starting to wish I had bought more!

  2. February 7, 2006 at 7:49 am

    What a yarn extravaganza! Lovely purchases.

  3. February 7, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Holy cow that’s a huge haul! Congrats!

  4. April 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I agree with everybody else: awesome story.! Much food for thought… It really made my day. Thank you.

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