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!


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