Monday, January 23, 2012

{New Yarn!}

There's a general feeling out there, I think, that when someone gets something for free, that they don't value it as much as if they had bought it.  

I promise you I'm not that person.   I got my FREE skein of yarn from Eat.Sleep.Knit today!!  

Squoosh Fiberarts Merino Cashmere Sock in color "Bark"

If you are a yarn person and haven't shopped at Eat.Sleep.Knit you are totally missing out! Some of the best customer service, hands down, of any retail experience I've EVER had.   One of their totally cool perks is that with every order you get a little scratch and win ticket and I got one along with my christmas present this year.  And I won this yarn!  I am THRILLED!

In other new yarn news, I ordered some new yarn from Knit Picks to do some nice thick fair isle slipper socks for Mr. Pie:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Worsted in Fedora, Winter Night and Dove Heather, respectively

And picked up some pretty acrylic yarn at a good sale Michael's was having:

Vanna's Choice Heathers in "Grey Marble"

At 1500 yards of worsted weight for $25, I didn't turn this down. It'll be enough to do a whole sweater for me!  I don't think I've ever knit myself anything in acrylic, and I like how this feels, so I'll give it a try.  I don't want to be labeled a yarn snob, right? :)

How about you, any happy stash enhancement lately? 


  1. That is a lot of new yarn! It all looks great. Also, as far as acrylic goes, the Vanna's Choice isn't horrible. I think that you could make a fairly nice sweater with it.

  2. Oooh, cashmere for your feet? I would be in heaven. :-)

  3. OK, I was going to place a knitpicks order in the next week or so, but now I might have to check out eat.sleep.knit.
    Also, that vanna's choice is such a nice color! I recently used it and enjoyed it, so I hope it works out for your sweater!

  4. Congratulations on your win, that yarn sounds heavenly (even more so for it being free cashmere!)!

  5. I'm a little bit of a yarn snob, but I love that tweed look. Go Vanna!

  6. My stash has taken a total back seat recently. I keep wanting to knit something, anything, but I have zero inspiring yarn. I might buy a bunch of acrylic and crochet a new blanket....