Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Patternworks Catalog Came Today

Of course, I found things I had to have. My den is a clutter trap of knitting items. I have a huge space upstairs for my yarn, but it all keeps creeping downstairs. How does DH put up with it?

New resolution: Den yarn must be kept in one place only.

Found just the thing.

Okay, it isn't exactly pretty, but my chair will hide it. It is raised so that I can easily access it to find what I have lost. I may embellish it with knitting things. I will certainly tie a pair of sciissors onto it. I also foresee a small tray across the top to hold a drink when necessary. It looks like it holds a lot and with the top I can smash more yarn into it.

Description from the website: Carry projects from room to room in this polyester-canvas caddy on folding metal legs. The 23 3/4" x 15 1/2" x 25"- high caddy features a spacious interior with eight pockets, a sturdy bottom, plus a handy storage shelf and hook-and- loop-closure cover. $49.00

I also ordered some new sock yarn made by Patons.
I bought the Sugar colorway. I'm really into pink socks lately. ???

It was only $6 per 50 gr skein, and it came with a free pattern for pedicure socks.

Here's the skinny from the catalog.
Put a little spring in your step with a pair of socks knit in a light-weight combination of cotton, wool, nylon and elastic. This fingering-weight yarn is breathable ,making it suitable for year-round wear. The elasticity provides comfortable snap-back shaping and the tweedy shades offer something for everyone. Two balls make a pair of adult-sized socks.
• 41% cotton/39% wool/13% nylon/7% elastic
• 7 sts = 1" on size 3 needles
• 239 yards (50 grams)
• hand wash

I really needed this yarn because it is new and I have none of it in my stash. Besides, it calls for a #3 needle. Fast socks.


J.P. said...

That yarn holder thing looks awesome!

debra said...

you don't have to need it... you want it! nothing more needs to be said.

Jet said...

The sock yarn is lovely AND reasonably priced. Of course you need it. And the other thing looks very handy.

turtlegirl76 said...

That tableside thingie is awesome!