Thursday, June 7, 2007

My Mystery Bag

A couple of weeks ago - er... a month or so ago, I made my first online purchase from Discount Yarn Sale. I bought a couple different yarns to make the Namaste Yoga bag and...


I was drawn in by the Mystery Bag description (as quoted from the website): "Mystery bags are a surprise mixture of yarns and contain at least $50.00 worth of yarn, but cost only $29.99." And even better - the Mystery Bags were (and are still) on sale for $23.99! I had to have one. Here are its contents (in 2 pics):

The likes...

And they are (clockwise starting from top left) a beautiful ladder ribbon yarn called Eros by Herwool, a lovely acrylic/wool blend called Action by NY Yarns ( I love the green, blue, and purples mixed together in this one. I've fingered this before at my local Ben Franklin), the 10th skein out of my ordered bag of Lions Brand Jiffy (they sell you a bag of 9 on the site - it was nice of them to put the 10th in my Mystery Bag), a lovely Mohair blend called Kitten Mohair by SandnesGarn, and another gorgeous ribbon yarn - this one from Knit One Crochet Too called Tartelette. Beautiful! I'm combing through some one skein books to decide what to do with these guys!


And the dislikes...

I guess the main reasons I don't like these are the colors. I'm not much of a purple or pink person. These are a deep purple chenille called Sinsation from Plymouth Yarn, a 100% cotton yarn called Italy Baby from Plymouth Yarn, a 100% nylon fuzzy yarn called Flash from Plymouth Yarn, and a novelty yarn from Moda Dea called Lazy Daisy. I think I like the last one a little - I just don't know what to do with it....


I've started on the Namaste Yoga Bag - and it's slower going than I thought. I love doing cables... but this is knitting up so tight! The gauge is good, so I'm not worried, but it's hard to purl into the cable rows after I've knit them. I'm trying to knit a little looser (I figure if the bag's a bit big, it will be OK. But I'm a tight knitter anyway. I'm debating... I found a cool lace yoga bag in Stitch 'N Bitch Nation - here's a pic of a completed one. I'm still thinking of subbing the Lions Brand Cotton Ease with the Lions Brand Jiffy that I got for the Namaste Bag... thinking thinking thinking. Although I do have a couple of skeins of the Cotton Ease in my stash...


I can't buy anymore yarn for a while. Sigh. We're out of money. But my birthday is coming up, and I have dropped some hints...

1 comment:

Amanda1 said...

What a cool idea to do a grab bag with secret goodies like that! It's almost like getting a secret pal package.

I did some stash enhancement a couple months ago, and have found it quite rewarding to work on my projects and whittling the stash down again.

You could always eBay any yarn you know you won't use to free up money for more yarn!