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Monday, July 10, 2006 

Drowning in silk, and indiscretions

In coincidental timing, I've finished both the hoodie and the shawl tonight. FO posts will wait until there is proper picture-taking light, hopefully tomorrow. Am I already swatching for the next great thing? Of course I am! What is it? An Elsebeth Lavold cardigan for my maternal grandmother's birthday, in Silky Wool. I'm totally in love with the Silky Wool. Divine. Inspirational. Gorgeous drapey fabric.

Where did I get it?



Weeeeelll.... I might have done a little shopping when we went to WEBS. It's not all mine, of course. The Greatest Enabler Of Them All came with me and bought plenty of what you see above. What's that? You don't believe me? Well... you're right.



See that tiny little pile on the right? That's hers. This... uh... this is all mine. *cough*



In my defense, most of it (all except the red Silky Wool and the sock yarn) is for birthday, baby, and Christmas gifts. And further in my defense, this haul just about doubles my stash. (Which TGEOTA pronounced "pitiable", I'm sure just to get me to buy more yarn! ;-) I admit to getting a slightly-crazed giddy feeling when I left the store with bags heavy with wool and silk. Speaking of Christmas gifts, does anyone have a recommendation for a sub for Jaeger Cashmere 4-ply, which I can't seem to find? It's for a very special scarf.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go back to petting my acquisitions... I'll leave you with some sneak previews.



I loved this post! I had so much fun shopping with you on Saturday. Perhaps we'll be able to plan another expedition when you're home for Christmas. We might not be able to make it make to WEBS, but I'm sure we can get into plenty of trouble locally!

Nice stash haul!

That's quite the stash haul!! And is that a birch I see submerged so tantilizingly??

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