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More pictures of yarn than any rational person would want to see.
Sasha Blaze
My haul from the trip! Now if I only had time to knit the BJD sweaters I was imagining when I bought all this lovely stuff . . .

I adore yarn that hasn't been processed to death, and these two cakes smell as good as they feel. Black/brown and brown/bluish-gray undyed alpaca tweeds, for heavy masculine turtlenecks:

Mohairs and mohair blends, for colorblocked tunics and cardigans:

Classic wool in autumnal colors. Think stripes!

Two beautiful tweeds, brownish-charcoal and brick/black. I think there's a turtleneck apiece in these:

The three balls of yarn in the lower right corner of the big picture are self-patterning sock yarns, for hats, scarves, and biscuitbear's cute cardigan.

Of course, before I dive into this pile of new yarn and start wallowing, I *should* finish the sweaters I have on the needles right now (and in some cases, have had on the needles for months . . .)

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This post made me all strangely happy...!
Yarns, fabrics... *drooooooool*

The mohairs... Oh, I'm feeling the love...! *____*

Ooooo, and I just realized that I didn't put the second > on my cut text, so the alpaca tweeds didn't show up! They're here now.

I've never been a huge fan of mohair, but these were so pretty I couldn't resist. Any yarn that comes in multiple shades of yellow-green is a friend of mine.

Ooooo! We made a piglet of ourself at the yarn store didn't we? ^_~

I wish I could knit...I love yarn.

oink! Or, rather, as grown-up piglets actually say, OOF! OOF! OOF!

You know, yarn looks lovely and ornamental just sitting around in baskets . . .

Ooo. Pretty! :)

Should make for lots of pretty stuff. :)

Or I'll just fondle it and imagine what I COULD make if I would only put in the effort . . . heh.

I'm thinking of a cardigan using the bright yellow-green with the turquoise and that neutral beigey color . . . mmmmmm!

I can't knit, but I still love fondling yarn balls. It's a problem.

I loooove that green mohair. That wedgewood blue wool is really nice, too. YARNBALLS!

That yellow-green is my absolute favorite color in the entire world. *happy sigh*

There is some strange widespread (I almost wrote "universal," but I guess it isn't, actually) compulsion to pet balls of yarn. I love going to yarn stores and watching the way everyone who comes in fingers and pets and squeezes the yarn. I was the only person smelling the undyed skeins on Friday, though . . .

I keep promising myself to learn to knit, or crochet or something. So far not happening. But I do love the look of the yarn. So pretty.

So just for you little AleX napping in a yarn basket....

Oh, the darling baby! (Also, mmmyeah, AleX is TINY, awwwwww. I keep thinking of everyone's dolls as human-scaled, somehow.)

Yesterday evening I cleared out a basket of abandoned projects, tucked all the new yarn into it, and now feel as if I've actually accomplished something. Just having all the pretty soft balls of yarn in a basket is its own kind of satisfaction, isn't it?

Yeah, this actually is an anti-scale photograph. Little AleX ended up in there cause I was helping my mom do something. When I finished is when I saw the kid in there napping. So out came the camera.

I adore all the colors mom works with. She's tried on numberous occassions to teach me to crochet. I may just be hopeless. *g*

OOOOOOOH - look at all that yummy, yummy yarn........drool!
You know, I get more excited over yarn pictures than I do doll pictures!! All that potential...... But then the ultimate excitement is pictures of dollies wearing the yarn!!!

I have some doll knits on, they've been unfinished for over a year!! I. Must. Finish. Them. (before starting new projects...)

Have fun - it all looks gorgeous.

We should print membership cards . . . not only do I have doll knits on needles (*koffkoff* NOT counting how many *koffkoff*), but I have doll knits that are off the needles and only need to be sewn together. Do I sew them together? No. What do I do instead? Buy more yarn.

It's probably a Syndrome with a name, or something.

I love the colours! I love natural fiber yarns, and the mohair is goegeous.. As are the wools, alpaca, and other tweeds.

There's a lady here that makes yarns out of all sorts of things....kind of a mish mash of human hair, dog hair, goat hair, and wool. She also recycles silk fabrics into yarns. Great to look at, but not too sure about buying it.

Ooooooh, I just realized I never replied to this comment! What I meant to say was a combination of squeeee and what a GORGEOUS sweater and hey, what IS that yarn?.

Such pretty colors ... wish I could knit!
Your post about you week made me sooooo hungry, such yummy meals!
Sounds like a great past couple of days

I was lucky to make a friend, the year I lived in Scotland, who wanted to swap knitting instruction for counted-cross-stitch instruction. The nice thing is that we're still in touch once or twice a year, and we're both still doing the crafts that we taught each other. I wish you lived closer--I would happily enable you! (Hey, get Sher to teach you sometime!!)

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