Yesterday was an inventory of my fiber purchases -- today, the yarn.
My first yarn purchase was on Thursday night -- Robin and I ran over to the Full Thread Ahead booth to get ourselves some Handmaiden Sea Silk before it all got snapped up. This is the "Forest" colorway. I don't even know what I want to do with it other than sit around admiring it. Maybe it will grow up to be a lace scarf one day, but I'll have to think about it -- I'm not sure I can improve on the perfection of the hank.
I've been wanting to find some nice sock yarn for my sister to replace the ball which was destroyed
by the young serval cat she works with. I think this hank of Blue Moon STR heavyweight in "Jade" will fit the bill.
My last stop was at the Tess booth, where I picked up this lovely stuff to make a sweater for Jason. It's a two-ply merino-silk blend with a lovely sheen and subtle varigations in color. In this picture it looks a little more grey, and a little less green, than it does in person. I'm already working on the sweater, because apparently I really feel that I'm slacking if I don't have around twenty WIPs. I'm working in a 3x1 broken rib, and I like the way it looks so far. I think Jason will like it too.
Last, but not least, I purchased this single skein of Tess single-ply wool-silk blend as a gift for my mom. She doesn't have a ball winder and I do, so I decided to wind it up before giving it to her. This way she can cast on as soon as she gets it -- don't you think this will make a lovely scarf?
The photo, of course, is yet another homage to brooklyntweed's yarn portraits.