Let's Buy Some New Yarn

April 1, 2020

Hello blog friends.  

Happy April and April Fools Day!

It's been a while since I've bought some new yarn.  I'd love to share with you my new haul.

I went shopping in the Michael's store last month (when it was safe to shop).  I bought four skeins of Caron Latte Cakes yarn.  The yarn was regularly priced at $9.99 a skein, and I got mine on clearance for $2.97 a skein.  🧶

The yarn comes in 15 different colors.  Below are the four skeins of yarn I bought.  

I was so excited to get started working on a project with my new yarn.

I started the knit scarf using size US 11 knitting needles and cast on 20 stitches.  I made a ribbing of Knit 2, Purl 2 for each row and the yarn is ROSE-SCENTED. 

UPDATE:  I ripped out the knitted scarf three times because I didn't like the way the scarf was coming out.  I decided to crochet the scarf instead.  Crocheting with yarn comes out so much faster than knitting.  When I crochet it doesn't make my wrist hurt for some reason as it does with knitting. 

In the photos below, you can see how I started the crochet scarf.  I can't wait to see how the color pattern will look.  :) 

I used a US size K crochet hook and crocheted the half double crochet stitch.

I will have the details soon and the pattern to crochet your own scarf.

Have you bought any new yarn lately?  Are you working on any new knit or crochet projects? 

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  1. Happy April Julie. At first glance on Instagram, I thought they were cinnamon rolls, lol. The scarves look really nice. Hope you have a good day and stay safe. Giving you a virtual hug from California!
    Ping X

    1. Thanks Ping and happy April to you too. Thanks for your sweet comment on the scarf I crocheted. Hope all is well with you and the family. Sending hugs your way. :)

  2. Happy April! It arrived with sunshine and I'm so grateful for that, the clouds were getting me down. I love your yarn and your creations are always beautiful. I love the way you've mixed the yarns. So pretty! Hugs!

  3. Beautiful colors Julie. Hope you’re all well, can’t wait to see your creations.

  4. Soft and tender-looking colorwork, but it looks scratchy. Is it scratchy?

  5. Happy April. Thes yarns look like cinnamon rolls or maybe everything is looking like food to me now a days lol! Happy Thursday.

  6. Those are very beautiful colors! The scarf looks wonderful! xoxo Su

  7. Happy April Julie. I thought the same thing as Kris when I first looked at your post, cinnamon rolls...lol.
    Lovely yarn and your talent for creating something so nice. Stay well. Hugs

  8. The yarn looks so soft, Julie, and the colors are lovely.

  9. I love the rustic look of this yarn! Many of us are picking up our needles and getting busy creating these days -- I was out today and found the yarn supply quite low at a nearby store. I'm so glad I was able to find what I need and plenty on hand for upcoming projects.

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog Linda. I can imagine who so many people are crafting, knitting, and crocheting. I am glad I was able to shop for yarn when I did!

  10. I know you're excited that you went shopping and stocked up before shopping became a no no...looks like very cool yarn! I never could figure out knitting, crocheting is much more fun!

  11. What pretty yarn, Julie! So glad you stocked up! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  12. What lovely colourful pieces! i'm really liking the scarf! It's good people have much more time for these kinds of things now, although of course supplies are hard to find, haha! I went looking for paint for the boys and it was nearly impossible! thankfully our local newsagent round the corner had some, I could call and check first.

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :) We all stayed home and stayed safe, hope you did too.

    Away From Blue

  13. What a deal on yarn!! I love the pretty colors!


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