Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Yarn Along: new treasures

I am still listening to Outlander and knitting away on my owls cardigan. I have finished the second sleeve and the body is well on its way. 




And since none of that is news, I wanted to share some exciting additions to my stash.  Pete recently had a long layover in Iceland and found these treasures for me there.
Six skeins of Unspun Icelandic, three skeins of L├ętt-Lopi, and some lovely antler buttons that compliment the Unspun Icelandic perfectly.  I love him so much!

I've been plotting a sweater that will do them justice.  Souvenir sweaters are my new obsession.  I mull over all of the possibilities endlessly.  All the places we are planning to visit, yarn that epitomizes a given location, designers that use their surroundings as inspiration, and sources for local buttons.  And if all else fails, there is so much to inspire me in my own backyard.  There will be lots of NY state sweaters in my future, I hope, complete with local buttons.

4 comments:

harknessangels said...

Beautiful treasures to add to your stash!

elizabeth said...

very nice! yay! happy thanksgiving! your owls sweater is looking lovely!

Jayne Marti said...

Wow, lucky you! Icelandic yarn, and those buttons are divine!

sustainablemum said...

What a lovely present! I have just been reading, on another blog, about unspun Icelandic yarn. I have never come across it before, how weird to read those posts in succession!