Friday, May 21, 2010

More Jazz

I didn’t actually go to Maryland Sheep & Wool with a list, but I did have a few project ideas in mind. I was seriously considering Timpani from the latest Twist Collective. I think that the pattern needs a yarn like the one suggested from Green Mountain, but after checking out the yarn in person, I decided I didn’t really need to make that particular sweater.

But I digress.

I loved knitting my Shawl That Jazz so much that I had my eye out for yarn to knit that pattern again. On Saturday, I saw an amazing blue-black yarn in Brooks Farm Solana that quickly became a front-runner. But I didn’t buy immediately. And when I went back, it was gone!

This precipitated my first-ever foray into the Tess tent, and I came away empty-handed and not in any hurry to go back. Which took me back to Brooks Farm. Where I found this.

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Meet three skeins of Brooks Farm Trio. Each skein is 420 yards of 70% wool, 20% alpaca and 10% silk.

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It’s a lighter weight yarn than the Solana and the yardage per skein is higher, so this turned out to be a cheaper second Shawl That Jazz than if I had scored with the Solana, which was my original plan.

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It’s the one yarn I bought in Maryland with a specific purpose. I have no idea when I’ll cast on, but this will become a Shawl That Jazz before too long. I’m looking forward to it!

4 comments:

Zonda said...

Beautiful colors! Wondering what about the Tess tent was...interesting..or not ;)

Bezzie said...

I love the Tess yarns, but the lack of prices and having to get someone to give you a "price list" is a PITA. Plus I have a separate rant about certain festival goers doing things in that tent that might be considered offensive as a rant...but I view it more as just people being inconsiderate.

Veiled rants aside--love that Brooks!

SJ said...

Love that colorway!

MollyBeees said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!!!!!!!