Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New yarn purchases

When I went to the yarn market, this weekend, to buy some yarn to match my 'special yarn' from New Zealand (yesterday's post) I didn't mention the other yarns that I purchased. *CLICK ON PHOTOS for a larger image*

For the most part here- yarn is sold in packages usually 400-500 grams. The small packages have skeins of 100 grams and the big packages of Noro yarn are 10 skeins at 50 grams each.

The yarn in the small packages comes in four 100gram balls per package. The dark purple and royal blue yarns are from Italy and they were on SALE! The soft purple and medium purple yarns were discounted and I'll probably use them for 'gift scarves' or 'hats' that I'll knit and donate to Afghanistan to my military connection over there. This yarn is a superwash wool and is very soft.

The Noro yarn was sold to me at a great price too-- by one of my favorite yarn vendors. The Noro yarn (Japan) brand was a new addition to the yarns being sold in the yarn market here in Seoul and I noticed it out of the corner of my eye immediately. It was just stacked in one of the bottom shelves of one of my favorite 'shops' in the yarn market.. I noticed it while the owner of the shop went to get some yarn that I wanted in a particular color that he didn't have on the shelves-- and I changed my mind when I saw the NORO YARN. :D

I've always wanted enough to make a Lizard Ridge Afghan and now I can.

Here's a close-up to show the colors better... (do you think that maybe I like blue, greens, and purples?)

In case you were wondering .. that pile of yarn consists of 36 skeins of yarn.

Noro yarn 20 skeins, deep purple 4, royal blue 4, light lavenderish 4, medium lavender 4 = 36

The yarn market is set up in an open floor plan.. sort of like going to a huge craft's show.. except in this case.. it's open shops in aisles and aisles of different yarn vendors. Here are a few photos to sort of give you an idea..

1 comment:

Carey said...

All I can say is... WOW. :) I just got back from a trip to Portland to visit my best friend, and I spent way too much money on yarn. But, now I'm home, and just wallowing in all that yarny goodness. :)