Last week, I got Nil to get some yarn for me – since I don’t have any scarves for my impending trip to France. He gave me a call when he was in Spotlight and we picked yarns – with me on the Internet looking at the brand catalogue and him in the store.
We ended up with nearly 15 balls of yarn. Here are a few pictures of the stuff he bought – which incidently, he claims, is my birthday pressie. 😐
First up, I must apologize for the quality of the pictures. My camera has gone kaput and I had to settle for Mum’s, which IMHO, is not so good. I really need a new camera. *hint hint*
My ‘birthday’ pressie! 😀
In between the brownish-green yarns (on the right) and blueish-green yarns (on the left) is my current knitting project – a scarf with 2 knits and 1 purl stitches. Very lovely texture. Knitted with one 5mm needle and one 9mm needle to give it a more loose (but not too loose) feel.
The scarf (left), Woolball (middle) and Feathers (right)
Three balls of Patons Feathers No 30 with two balls of Panda Woolball 50 gm No 118. Feathers has a short soft eyelash texture to their yarns and is 65m long, while Woolball is a little on the coarse side and is 92m long. My scarf is currently about six inches wide and I’m planning to use up everything and make it to about six feet or more long.
Scandal (left) and Rhumba (right)
Five balls of Panda Rhumba No 8661 with four balls of Panda Scandal No 48. Rhumba has a very delicate yet soft long eyelash texture to it and is 36m long (which explains why I need about five balls). Scandal has a more bumpy, loopy-like texture and is 46m long.
All the yarns above except for Patons are around SGD5 per ball. Patons Feathers retailed for around SGD6 per ball – which is considered cheap when you discover that these brands and textures do not exist in M’sia – to my knowledge anyway. Even if they do, they are around RM40 to RM80…hardly worth a buy, actually.
The grand total? Nil rounded it up to SGD80. Not bad for 14 balls of yarn, eh?