Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Travel log, part III


I'm not as tired today as I was yesterday, so I figured I'd just get this done. I think at least some of you are probably curious to hear about all of the trip! Plus, there will be yarn in today's tale :) 

Ok, so I think I left you when me, Thomas and Sarah were heading south to Clifton Forge, where Sarah and Chris live. We were going to stay one night at their house, and then the four of us were heading out to a rented cabin in Douthat State Park, just a few minutes from Clifton Forge. When we arrived at the house on Saturday evening, Chris met us in the yard with flowers for me and Sarah and a beer for Thomas. Talk about a great start! Chris is just as awesome as Sarah, we have all just gotten along fantastically. I simply can't believe how much the foru of us have in common!

Anyway, when we came in to the house, we were "greeted" by the super cute cat Popey. And by greeted I mean he ran away and hid, but he warmed up to us after a while and came out and said hello. He is just so cute!


Then I got to see all of the yarn I had ordered. As I knew I was going to see Sarah, I took the opportunity to make some yarn orders from KnitPicks and Eat.Sleep.Knit, to avoid the over-seas shipping costs (and KnitPicks doesn't ship to Europe at all). And let me tell you, there were a lot of yarn!


From KnitPicks I got:

2 skeins of Stroll (75 % Merino/25 % Nylon, 210 m/50 g) in colourway Aurora Heather 

2 skeins of Stroll (75 % Merino/25 % Nylon, 210 m/50 g) in colourway Merlot Heather

8 skeins of Stroll (75 % Merino/25 % Nylon, 210 m/50 g) in colourway Forest Heather

3 skeins of Shadow (100 % Merino, 402 m/50 g) in colourway Forest Heather

13 skeins of Capra (85 % Merion/15 % Cashmere) in colourway Hunter

1 skein of Chroma Fingering (70 % Merino/30 % Nylon, 362 m/50 g) in colourway Lollipop

3 skeins of Bare Merino Wool Lace Weight (100 % Merino, 805 m/100 g), undyed

4 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Black

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Currant

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Fairy Tale

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Forest Heather

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Hazelnut

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Ivy

3 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Lipstick

2 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Masala

5 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Oyster Heather

6 skeins of Palette (100 % Wool, 211 m/50 g) in colourway Teal

As you understand, this was quite the armful! But we have saved up for this trip for so long, and I figured I might as well splurge on the cheap yarns that I can't really get in Europe! We ended up packing all of the yarn in those vacuum bags that you suck the air out of with a vacuumer, and it really helped to shrink them down to a more manageable size! Otherwise I could never have fitted them in and got them all home.

Ok, the box from Eat.Sleep.Knit was smaller, but contained lots and lots of goodies too:

Fiberphile Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers Super Squish Sock (100 % Merino, 402 m/100 g) in colourway Fields of Gold

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 (100 % Merino, 349 m/100 g) in colourway Blush

Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet (65 % Merino/20 % Bamboo/15 % Silk, 178 m/50 g) in colourway Warm Brick

Madelinetosh Tosh Lace (100 % Merino, 869 m/114 g) in colourway Rose

Shibui Knits Sock (100 % Merino, 175 m/50 g) in colourway Honey

SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (80 % Wool/20 % Nylon, 389 m/100 g) in colourway Pomegranate

Malabrigo Yarn sock (100 % Merino, 402 m/100 g) in colourway Violeta Africana

Can you believe how luxurious I felt with all this yarn! My plan now that I've gotten home is to actually try to knit up half of my stash before I buy any more yarn. We'll see how that goes though...

Ok, now you've seen almost all of my yarn purchases. With all of these photos, I think I'll have to get back to you tomorrow to tell you about the actual stay in the cabin! There are lots of photos from there that I want to show you too, and lots and lots to tell you, so I think the post would be just too long. I'll leave you for tonight with all of this yarn p0rn instead :)

/ Jenny

2 comments:

Virginia said...

That is A LOT of yarn.

Can't wait to hear about the rest of it. I'm probably the only person besides Sara who knows how to pronounce Douthat. (I knew a bunch of Douthats in SWVA also. Heh)

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

hehe Dow-th-at

Love it! I like your yarn at my house better than I like pictures of it at your house. ;)