Sunday, December 03, 2006
Can we all say Score!
but the actual worth is huge!
This lovely teal 50/50 Alpaca/Wool is going to be a cable cap for someone for Xmas. I did a little research and it usually goes for $7US (that $3.99 Canadian man). But lovely as it is it isn't the real score for the night!
Um, that right - Kidsilk for $4.99. Most places have it going for $14.99 US. There were mostly one offs (one purple / one pink / one white) but I managed to dig through and find four matching - enough for a nice sized stole. It is beyond beautiful and the hand is amazing. I just want to hold it all the time!
And just so that this post isn't totally assy - one of the last Xmas gifts I need to finish. This is a handspun fair-isle hat that I designed. It's for my Dad. I used the Shetland that I spun up and showed last post and some of the mystery batt that I picked up at the Spinners Guild show. It's not perfet but the design is one that had been "Dad's doodle" for years. I remember when I was little Dad showing me how to draw that symbol and I thought it was magic how you could make lines look like they were going under and over each other. I hope he likes it!
I love the hat for your dad. And the fact that the design is something he drew is so great. I'm sure he'll be thrilled with it. What a great present to receive!
Good job on the yarn haul - kid silk crack is so lovely to work with!