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Old 09-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Look What my DH gave ME!
My husband was gone or 4 days on a bike trip. He rode by a yarn store near Florence, OR...I don't know the name of it... and went inside and bought me some yarn!

He told the sales person that I knit and like purple. She asked what I knitted and when she mentioned socks, he said yeah, I knitted socks. She told him I would like this yarn. She was correct. So now I have more sock yarn! (I think I have 9 or 10 skeins now and I don't always knit socks.)

Anyway he bought me Kraemer Sterling Silk and Silver. I have admired this yarn many times but only have seen it in a solid. This is striped or variegated. It is called Victorian Dusk. I could only find the solid colors of this yarn or the white at various stores on line so I think the multicolor must be new.

It's very beautiful, I'm considering making something very special out of it it since it has the silver in it, perhaps something that is not socks. It may be a while till I decide.

You can't see the silver sparkles in the photo, but they are definitely there.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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Oooo pretty! Maybe a lacy little wrap would be nice with it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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My husband was gone or 4 days on a bike trip. He rode by a yarn store near Florence, OR...I don't know the name of it... and went inside and bought me some yarn!

He told the sales person that I knit and like purple. She asked what I knitted and when she mentioned socks, he said yeah, I knitted socks. She told him I would like this yarn. She was correct. So now I have more sock yarn! (I think I have 9 or 10 skeins now and I don't always knit socks.)

Anyway he bought me Kraemer Sterling Silk and Silver. I have admired this yarn many times but only have seen it in a solid. This is striped or variegated. It is called Victorian Dusk. I could only find the solid colors of this yarn or the white at various stores on line so I think the multicolor must be new.

It's very beautiful, I'm considering making something very special out of it it since it has the silver in it, perhaps something that is not socks. It may be a while till I decide.

You can't see the silver sparkles in the photo, but they are definitely there.
Yummy! Just can't wait to see what your beautiful yarn will become! And I am envious....such a prize for a husband!!! Mine would just totally block out the store.....course that could be due to the massive stash cluttering the storage area...
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #5
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That is some beautiful yarn.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #6
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That is some beautiful yarn! I did have to laugh at the visual of your hubbie wandering into a yarn store, finding a sales person and simply saying "My wife knits and likes purple" not that I know what he looks like, but it was comical none the less - I just put my DBF in my mind's picture instead. At least he got you some great yarn. What a keeper
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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I did have to laugh at the visual of your hubbie wandering into a yarn store, finding a sales person and simply saying "My wife knits and likes purple"
I think my husband talked to the clerk right off so as to get some sort of suggestion. She asked him about me to hone in something I might like; smart sales person. But I'm struggling with my mental image if him in his bike clothes which consist of a helmet with one of those rear view mirrors attached, a nylon type bike shirt in a bright color and black spandex bike shorts and then the bike shoes that lock in to the pedals and cause him to walk oddly when walking in them. And he may have been sweaty, but he says it was early in the day and he was not. Perhaps the clerk helped him in a speedy manner to get him out of their sooner...
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Ooo, that is so pretty!
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #9
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Yeah for a husband like that...willing to make the effort to get something you will like. My husband went online last Christmas and got me some pretty stitch markers and a couple other accessories. Most of which I can use, but most of all it's the thought and effort that counts.

We have a home in Florence...I wonder what shop it was.
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That is so nice-- the yarn and the hubby! Congratulations on both!
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