Monday, March 30, 2009

yarn haul catchup

Oh, dear lord.

I've been working on this list for the last 5 hours, and there's more on the way here. Yikes. The first two are from Weaving Dept, the next eight are from Michael's, four from Hobby Lobby, three from Yarn Barn of Lawrence, KS, two from DNBY, and one each from hand-dyers. That's 21 yarns.

  • 1 100g ball Zwerger Garn "Opal Wintermarchen (Winter Tale)" (75% superwash wool/25% polyamid) in colorway #2153 (cream, dark tan, cream, demin blue)
  • 1 100g Zwerger Garn "Opal Rainforest" (75% superwash wool/25% polyamid) in colorway Der Aufmerksame Emil (Clever Emil) (cream, tan, deep forest green, medium green)
  • 1 3.5oz ball Bernat "Baby Jacquards" (90% acrylic/10% nylon) in colorway Boo Berries (white, medium to very pale blue)
  • 1 3.5oz ball Bernat "Baby Jacquards" (90% acrylic/10% nylon) in colorway Berries & Cream (hot pink, bright yellow, white)
  • 4 50g balls Patons "Stretch Socks" (41% cotton/39% wool/13% nylon/7% elastic) in colorway Plum (purple, plum, orange, olive, forest green, cream, pink, white) 2 balls of this were purchased at Michael's, as they were on clearance, and the other 2 at Hobby Lobby.
  • 2 50g balls Patons "Kroy Socks Stripes" (75% washable wool/25% nylon) in colorway Burnished Sierra Stripes (orange, grey, rust, black, brown)
  • 2 50g balls Patons "Kroy Socks Jacquard" (75% washable wool/25% nylon) in colorway Fern Rose Jacquard (pink, green, rust, blue, green, white, purple, yellow)
  • 2 40g balls Bernat "Glow In The Dark" (70% acrylic/30% nylon) in colorway Green Glow (electric green/white twist)
  • 2 40g balls Bernat "Glow In The Dark" (70% acrylic/30% nylon) in colorway Light Bright (electric yellow/white twist)
  • 1 100g ball Patons "Divine" (79.5% acrylic/18% mohair/2.5% polyester) in colorway Regal Red (lipstick red, black)
  • 1 100g ball Yarn Bee "Walk Away Sock Yarn" (70% superwash wool/23% polyamide/7% PBT*) in colorway Tootsies (chocolate brown, very dark brown, electric blue, white, lime, olive, orange, yellow, indigo) #2 and #3
  • 1 4oz ball Yarn Bee "Rainbow Wool" (86.4% wool/5% mohair/8.6% acrylic) in colorway Waterway (blue, white, charcoal twist)
  • 1 4oz ball Yarn Bee "Snowflake Wool Blend" (56% wool/22% polyester/22% PTT**) in colorway Cloudy (white, light to dark blue, charcoal, red/yellow/blue/white fleck)
  • 2 50g balls Red Heart "Heart and Sole" (75% superwash wool/25% nylon) in colorway Black (black)
  • 1 100g hank Mountain Colors "Bearfoot" (60% superwash wool/25% mohair/15% nylon) in colorway Yellowstone (rust, orange, red, burgundy, red-brown)
  • 1 100g ball Plymouth Yarns "Encore Sock" (75% acrylic/25% wool) in colorway 7521 (grey, charcoal, white, lipstick red)
  • 1 100g ball Knit One Crochet Too "Ty-Dy Socks" (80% superwash wool/25% nylon) in colorway 1767 (lime, yellow, hot pink, purple)
  • 3 100g balls Plymouth Yarn "Sockotta" (45% cotton/40% superwash wool/15% nylon) in colorway Serendipity (#6674) (grey, purple, dark brown, hot pink, forest green)
  • 1 100g hank Cherry Tree Hill "Supersock Solid" (100% wool) in colorway Ginger Snap (light brick red)
  • 1 100g hank Sunshine Yarns "Twist" (100% superwash wool) in colorway Department of Mysteries (dark blue, indigo, black, charcoal grey, sky blue, white, electric yellow)
  • 1 400yd hank Razzy Tazzy Yarn "Hand Painted Sock" (100% superwash wool) in colorway Gryffindor (rust, orange, yellow)

Some info about two of the yarns...there were some new fibers listed:

*Product Name: High Elasticity Fiber:PBT
Brief introduction & Characteristics:

PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) fiber is a new polyester fiber developed in recent years, it has many excellent properties, such as good processability, good dyeability, high colour fastness, soft handle of its fabric. Garments made of it can flex with human body's move, which make consumers feel very comfortable. The elasticity of PBT fiber is between that of nylon and polyurethane fiber. At certain scope, it can replace polyurethane fiber, its resistance to chemical corrosion and aging is better than that of polyamide fiber and its price is only that one quarter of polyurethane fiber.


1)Good elasticity, the elastic recovery percentage of nylon and PET are 70% and 55% respectively, if that of PBT is 100%.
2)Dyeable without media at normal temperature and pressure and it colourfastness is high.
3)Good resistance to chemical corrosion. Compared with nylon, it doesn't have the disadvantages of prone to yellowing and chlorine corrosion.
4)Good dimensional stability.5)Soft handle, good antipill and antistatic properties

and the second:

**PTT is an advanced polymer that can be spun into fibers. The fibers and yarns have a unique combination of properties including stretch and recovery, softness, bulk, and easy dye. Fabrics produced from PTT fibers and yarns clean easily and have superior durability.

Like I said, more on the way!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

a mini-catchup

Okay, so this really isn't a blog post...I'm a bit behind on posting, and have been (seemingly) all over the place in the last month. Sorry about that.

Hallows & Horcruxes II/Gathering of Awesome was ...well, awesome! Bought CDs, jumped around like I was 10, sang at the top of my lungs with a roomful of people doing the same thing, hung out with PFW peoples, awesome. Really, I have pictures, and links, and all sorts of other stuff to share about the trip. I've also managed to get at least one Ministry of Magic song totally trapped in my head. Sigh.

I also have a bunch of yarn to photograph, add to stash on Rav, and review here from a bunch of places including Yarn Barn of Lawrence.

A few more promos have been released for HBP, and I managed to see the trailer (#3, I think) for the new Star Trek. Oh Em Gee.

Speaking of rendering me speechless (*g*), I have just in the past hour or so finished Backward With Purpose by the evil Ella, aka deadwoodpecker. Oh my freaking Merlin. If you have a spare...oh, I don't know, few days, go read the fic. It's linked in the Books Read 2009 sidebar. PFW reviewed this fic, and it's sequel The Book of Albus, on upcoming episodes. I haven't started BoA yet, but plan to do so ASAP. This is the same author who wrote Yellow Submarine (which I have apparently forgotten to add to the Books Read list *fixes that*) and has at least three or four other irons in the fire. She's on LJ and on Go read her stuff. I'm not kidding.

I got to record a PFW! Go me! I'm a guest host on the second Season 3 PFW ep. We reviewed the last half of Harry Potter and the Power of Truth by CreativeQuill. Yes, it's linked on the sidebar. ;) No word yet as to when the release date is....probably May or so. You can hear me on Peoncast starting with the season opener, too! We've been having a great time with the one-shots and short chaptered fics.

Oh! and you can also hear me narrating a story for Spellcast. I think the podcast with the reading will be released in the next week or so.

I'll be driving (on Saturday) into the winter storm that is apparently going to be zooming through Kansas City this weekend...D and NE!Sue are having a mini-meetup, so I'm going for an overnight. It looks like I'm not going to get snowed on until at least Boonesville, and it shouldn't be too bad. I hope.

Last but certainly not least, please keep my OR!Sue (aka Sueatducksfoot) from PFW in your thoughts...her grandfather passed away on Friday, and she's in California this weekend for the funeral. It's been a difficult week for them.

Phew. This wasn't going to be this long.


PS: BASEBALL IN 12 DAYS!!!!!!!! w00t!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

nine chickweed lane

I'm amusing myself today (and yesterday, and the day before that...) by reading way way old back 'issues' of the comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney. I've discovered that he's probably a Harry Potter fan: (click on each one to go to the site and see it full size)

9 Chickweed Lane

I mean, who uses the name "Hermione"?? Besides...well, you know.

The older Amos gets the more I like him:

9 Chickweed Lane

Oh, and that Gran knits! Which is rather dangerous, as she's really a pistol. Yikes. I'm laughing at the fact that she has no yarn, however...

There was this strip from almost 5 years ago:

9 Chickweed Lane

...which apparently had it's resolution just a few weeks ago:

9 Chickweed Lane

Amos and Edda are adorable. Really. They finally got together, thanks in part of the interfering Isabella and all the others. I just spent the free time of the last 3 days reading almost 3000 back strips of this comic...yay Brooke!!

Oh, had to add this one:

9 Chickweed Lane

More later. I have yarn, trip chat, wizard rock introspectives, and more. I think.


Friday, March 6, 2009

a pic and a present

Wandering thru my LiveJournal, I see this:

and omg, that's Pluto. Not really, but close enough for me to have to pick my chin up off the floor.


by masterofmystery


Plu and I will be leaving for Kansas in about 6 hours (!!) to participate in the Gathering of Awesome - oh, and yeah, the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball II, too. ;) I'll be writing from the road!