Friday, April 6, 2012

I Just Needed Ow-eeng

I've been looking for the perfect Orange yarn for my youngest grandson's Teddy Bear.  He was just 2 when I asked him what color of Teddy Bear he wanted, not really expecting an answer.. but without hesitation, he said "OW-eeng!".  I've looked and none of the oranges were "it".. too rusty or something.  Then I looked on KnitPicks web shop and there it was, a nice acrylic bulky ORANGE.  But to get free shipping.. well.. this is what happened... 
Some purple yarns joined the party.  :-)  THEN.. I got an email from KnitPicks and their cotton "Dishie" now comes in variegated.. and you know I love me some colorful cottons....
And then I saw this unbleached natural cotton.. using recycled cotton.. 
And then...... I found this.  Chroma Worsted in the color "Lollipop".
I was thinking this might make a Teddy Bear, ala Kate's colors in The Garden Bell, and Pammy Sue's at Scotty's Place.  Don't you just love the candy, fruity colors in this?
I love the uncomplicated single ply of this yarn. 
While I was working on this post.. hubby was in the kitchen whipping up dinner.... o.M.g!  This was good!  Garlic shrimp over spinach fettucine pasta with a garlic alfredo sauce and corn.  Yes, I am spoiled.
Anyway, I'm thinking that.. is it sensible at all to order more yarn so you can get free shipping?  :-)  HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND TO YOU!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


37 comments:

  1. Ahhh yes, Teresa, the old order a bit more to get free shipping question that I often answer in the affirmative! (: But you complete so many projects, I can easily imagine you putting all the luscious yarn to good use. I am still crocheting eggs and am ready to try Lucy's ITS pattern for a cool chick or two. May you and yours be blessed this Easter weekend and the days following. <3

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  2. The photos of your hubby's home cooked, gourmet are killing me Teresa; he would make an excellent chef for sure!
    I'm sure you will not let all that yarn rest long before you use it in something gorgeous! Have fun making the Teddy AND...??
    Blessings, Aimee

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  3. I absolutely agree re ordering enough yarn to get free shipping !! I do the same with our Bendigo Woollen Mills. I really envy you being able to get Knit Picks yarn - their colour range is awesome. The Ow-eeng will look gorgeous made into a bear. Hope you're enjoying the Easter break. xox

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  4. Yes it is sensible!! Love the owe eng! My next order will be from knit picks!! Have fun with all that yumminess. Oh, and speaking of yumminess....your man can cook!!
    XO. Kris

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  5. What a lovely selection of yarns, you will be busy with those, I can't wait to see what you produce! I envy the great selection of worsted cottons you can get in the US. I've ordered Peaches and creme over here but it's hard to get hold of and the selection is limited. I'm off to see if I can find any of Knitpicks anywhere.
    Have fun.

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    1. I heard that KnitPicks is now available in the UK.. I hope you find some as it's exceptional yarn!

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  6. Ow-eeng, bless him. Orange yarn can be tricky to find. Not the obvious colour choice for a bear, but it will be delightful. I think it is fantastic your Grand kids have been able to custom select and commission their own bear each, are you fed up of making bears yet? Postage is so expensive these days of course you will be making a huge saving to order more yarn now! (Have you got somewhere to hide it?) Ssshhhhh! xxx

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    1. Luckily I'm so slow at finding time to work on the bears that I don't get tired of them.. I have 3 more to go and then I want to make one for myself! Dayle is pretty good-natured about my new purchases of yarn.. I have an "office" which looks like an episode of "Hoarders". :-)

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  7. Wow what an amazingly vivid yet beautiful colour palette of yarns.

    I love the "true" orange, and it works so well with the purple. Then you have the cotton variegation, what will you make with this?

    I love anything rainbow coloured as I like to keep in with my "gayness" side so the lollipop yarn is brilliant.

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  8. Ah, the Holy Trinity of Shrimp,Pasta and Garlic Sauce,mmmmm.....I'd say your Hubble's a Keeper!!!lol Have a great Easter weekend, Teresa.
    ps have you done anything with that wonderful yarn on your header yet?

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  9. Lovely happy colours Teresa ...I can definitely see a gorgeous teddy bear for your little grandson in the making..(and you can never have enough yarn that's for sure!)..Oh my, your hubby is spoiling you..such a wonderful treat!
    Hope you have a lovely Easter,
    Susan x

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  10. hiya-

    I love these yarns and I too have a penchant for variegated colours but only cos it hides some of the faults in my knitting!

    Thankyou for your kind comment...yes I would love the mossy roofs of Oregon. Its not a state that we've been to but have heard a lot about it as my chiropractor lived there for many years (and we do natter a lot!)

    Have a great Easter weekend and hope to hear from you again
    Elaine x

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  11. Oh my goodness Teresa you are so funny. Of course it makes senses to order a ton of yarn so you can avoid shipping fees!! I'm with you! Yummy yarn, I have yet to get yarn from knitpicks, I know it is just a matter of time and I will also go wild.
    I hope you have a Wonderful Easter. We are having a quiet one and then I am off to see Mom again, xoRobin❤

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  12. Oh retail therapy - nothing better! Happy Easter. xx

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  13. Yarn fun and a wonderful dinner, you are a very lucky girl. I just went to Joann's yesterday for a little cotton yarn fun. I am trying a ripple dishcloth for a quick project, My ripple is a little off so I am going to attempt it again today.
    Happy Easter dear friend,
    Meredith

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  14. I was giggling as I kept scrolling down your post and you were buying more and more yarn. Hee-hee! Of course it makes sense to buy more to get free shipping. I have done that many times. I love the orange and purple yarns you got. Are you going to put those two colors together for your bear? Ow-eeeng...so cute. And you know I love the Chroma. It's great to crochet with. Looks like you're all set for some happy hooking. Thanks for the linky! Have fun.

    Oh, I almost forgot...that dinner looks fab. Everything is better when someone else makes it too!

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  15. New yarn and a hubby that cooks dinner.
    Yes, life is very good.

    Please tell us what you think of the new yarns by KnitPicks?
    I was wondering how the Dishie compares to Lily's Sugar & Creme Yarn.
    And the others, to.

    Love reading your blog.

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    1. Lacy, Dishie is softer and nicer to use than Sugar & Creme. They make great yarns!

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    2. Thank you for the heads up. As soon as I knit through my stash of Sugar & Creme, Dishie will be my go to cotton yarn for kitchen knits.
      The Chroma yarn looks so pretty. What is or how long are the color repeats? Is it a stripe or a pooling length?
      Thanks again, Lacy

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  16. Quanta lã linda.
    Venha ver minha primeira manta ripple.
    Deixe seu comentário e me siga se gostar.
    Obrigada.

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  17. Teresa, I've been enjoying reading your blog for about a month! I love hearing about life in Portland, I'm in Chicago!

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  18. Teresa você está me seguindo??
    Como vocÊ não deixou comentário eu não consegui entrar no seu blog.
    Só queria confirmar se é você, para agradecer.

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    1. Hi Rosangela, I used a google translator to turn your Portugese into English. Yes, I am following your blog now. :-)

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    2. Que alegria Teresa, estou muito feliz de ter você como amiga.
      Postei uma manta nova, vou esperar seu comentário lá no meu blog.
      Obrigada.
      Beijo.

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  19. OMG! That supper looks wonderful!!!!!!

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  20. OKAY, so I am drooling all over my keyboard when I saw that yarn you purchased and then again when I saw what your hubby cooked up in the kitchen! It would be hard to choose on whether to sit and dig into the yarn or sit and dig into the food....yummy to both of them.
    Happy Easter,
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  21. Happy Easter Teresa! I read your blog all the time through my google reader. I haven't had a chance to comment on much lately, its been a bit hectic.

    I love your grandson's curly hair by the way, that's how my hair was at that age.

    Sam

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  22. That's quite a haul! And hubby really can cook! Happy Easter!

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  23. That is an amazing haul of wool Teresa and you have your dear grandson to thank as he needed his oweenge Bear! I agree re free postage but sometimes if I really only need 1 item I have to consider how much else I am having to spend. You have lots now to keep you busy. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it. I hope you are enjoying your Easter. We are just spendning a quiet one at home. Take care
    Jane x

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  24. These colours are so pretty.. and what a blessing to have a husband that can cook.
    Hope your Easter was filled with JOY my friend.

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  25. Another gasp and Scott is wondering now if I'm really OK. He is reading over on the couch after pool time..... Look at that KnitPicks yarn. I think it will be perfect for a bear. I must get some when I'm back home. I do love Pammy's cats too. Two of mine are gone. One to the MIL for her guest room we stayed in over the holiday weekend. The other to his Aunt for her 84 b-day, but she's a hooker too, so I know she appreciated it. Three left, one to stay here in my beach cottage for next year and two going home. Thanks for the pattern, they have been a blast to work on here. Can't wait to see you KP one.......

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  26. Hello Teresa and many belated Happy Easter Greetings to you and yours. I have been away at Mum's for Easter so there is a lot to catch up with on your blog. Your swap was awesome you have been sent some lovely, lovely things - wish I had a blog friend to swap all thet yummy stuff with. I popped and had a look at your swap partners blog- love it. I also saw a link to B'ham and had a look - I don't live far away from the city centre. Was in and out all the time when a student.
    Your new yarn looks yummy, as does the meal your DH made, Oh and the cake and bracelet for you DIL. You have had such fun. DH and I were at my Mum's for Easter - just got back today. Anne x

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