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KnittingNat
06-19-2008, 04:10 PM
A week ago we got back from a 3 week trip to Moscow (I'll post some pics on the OT forum). I'm originally from there and still have many relatives. It's also a very attractive place for tourists with lots and lots of sites to see. But, of course, like a proud member of the KH community, I couldn't go abroad and not look for some YARN!!! So I got some help from Ravelry members and went to a yarn store that is located near one of the biggest Russian mills and sells primarily their yarn, some of it with BIG discounts. Oh boy, did I get wild there! That's what they call SEX (stash enhancement expedition) in the City :roflhard:! The woman working there was in a bit of a shock, since my DH was helping to choose yarn :rofl:! Some of the yarn cost me as much as 13-15$ a bag! Then, on the last day there, we went by an LYS and decided to enter, so i got some more yarn there (again my hubby's fault :teehee:). So here's my new stash:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2593692002_f77c1d1523.jpg

and from another angle:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2593691502_7e6b529beb.jpg

Just from looking on it I :drool:! These are not the softest yarns there are, but very useful!

Plantgoddess+
06-19-2008, 04:46 PM
Wow! Nice score. That's some pretty yarn.

KnittingNat
06-19-2008, 04:48 PM
Wow! Nice score. That's some pretty yarn.
Yeah, isn't it:teehee:?

Plantgoddess+
06-19-2008, 05:01 PM
What kind of fibers did you get? Is it animal, vegetable, or mineral or combo thereof?

KnittingNat
06-19-2008, 05:12 PM
What kind of fibers did you get? Is it animal, vegetable, or mineral or combo thereof?

Except for 2 balls of really pretty eyelash yarn (for huggable hedgehogs), i went for the naturals. There's 100% merino and 100% wool and 50% goat down with 50%wool. Only the chunky white has 50% acrylic, it's going to be a wedding present to my best friend - a blanket, so i figured that in this case acrylic won't hurt. The huge hanks of lilac and gray yarn on the left are mercerized cotton. It's usually used for crochet, but it was so beautiful that my DH made me buy it saying "some day you'll knit a beautiful dress with it".

Raeknitsnwa
06-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Wow wtg you got some great yarn there

Knit4Fun
06-19-2008, 05:18 PM
:passedout: That looks fantastic!!! Can't wait to see what you make with it all...

KnittingNat
06-19-2008, 05:19 PM
:passedout: That looks fantastic!!! Can't wait to see what you make with it all...

I think it will take me a while :teehee:! I went wild so i won't order online for the next year or 10 or 20:rofl:

domiknitrix
06-19-2008, 05:22 PM
NNNNIIIIICCCCEEE!!!

Jan in CA
06-19-2008, 06:45 PM
Oooo so pretty! :yay:

auburnchick
06-19-2008, 09:43 PM
Like you're really going to stop ordering yarn! That's a good one! :roflhard:

Lovely haul, BTW. :inlove:

sue in canada
06-19-2008, 09:43 PM
You chose some pretty colours. Now to start knitting.

ArtLady1981
06-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Great score! :thumbsup:

Hey, you've heard the saying: "what happens in Moscow, stays in Moscow!" right?

Shhh, I won't tell if you don't! ;)

Knitting_Guy
06-19-2008, 11:46 PM
Kewl! :thumbsup:

KnittingNat
06-20-2008, 02:02 AM
Like you're really going to stop ordering yarn! That's a good one! :roflhard:

Lovely haul, BTW. :inlove:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

cookworm
06-20-2008, 10:26 AM
BEAUTIFUL yarn!!!! And a husband that enables you and helps you pick out yarn? He's a keeper! :teehee:

Arielluria
06-20-2008, 10:40 AM
:passedout: 15 cents a bag?!? :thud:

WOW! That's the best and cheapest SEX you can get!
:roflhard:

KnittingNat
06-20-2008, 04:31 PM
:passedout: 15 cents a bag?!? :thud:

WOW! That's the best and cheapest SEX you can get!
:roflhard:

No, 15$!!! I wish 15 cents! But they're not that crazy:rofl:

KnittingNat
06-20-2008, 04:32 PM
BEAUTIFUL yarn!!!! And a husband that enables you and helps you pick out yarn? He's a keeper! :teehee:

Thanks! I also enable him with his hobby - he collects diecast 1:24 car models and plastic kits too. So we got him some too:teehee:

NikitaShera
07-02-2008, 04:52 PM
What's the glossy purple and grey yarn made of on the top left hand corner? What's the brand name?

Thanks

KnittingNat
07-02-2008, 05:26 PM
What's the glossy purple and grey yarn made of on the top left hand corner? What's the brand name?

Thanks
It's mercerized cotton, called Iris by Russian knitters and that's also the name manufacturers use. It's more of a crochet thread - fingering weight cotton. These particular hanks are made by a Saint-Petersburg textile factory. Each is 300 gr and has about 1600m. The seller at the yarn shop said that one hank is enough for a dress. I'm thinking of knitting something very light or lacy or a dress on small needles.

scout52
07-02-2008, 08:04 PM
gorgeous yarn!!! the hanks of the lilac and gray are my favorite of the bunch. don't you love it when you go on a yarn buying frenzy!!

KnittingNat
07-03-2008, 02:12 PM
gorgeous yarn!!! the hanks of the lilac and gray are my favorite of the bunch. don't you love it when you go on a yarn buying frenzy!!
Yes, it's lots of fun!!! And then you sit and fondle all this yarn :teehee: