Goodness. Yesterday was such a treat. Three yarn stores in two towns, and much yarn acquired. And, all while staying within budget! (It should be noted that my Japanese genes appear to have been overwhelmed by yarn awesomeness, and I completely failed to take any pictures of any of the stores, even though I specifically told myself to do just that when departing on the grand adventure. My apologies.)
The first stop was WEBS, where I picked up:
- 5 skeins of Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Spectrum. This yarn is destined to be a Hitofude.
- 1 skein of Cascade 220 Superwash Paints in Purple Mix, which I shall turn into Mindful Yoga Socks.
- 1 cone of Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk (1,736 yards!) in Pacific. I do not have a specific plan for this yarn yet, but many lace projects spring to mind.
- 1 skein of Anzula Milky Way in Slate, which will be used in conjunction with…
- 1 ball of Freia Handpaints Ombré Grande in Flame (of which I can’t actually find an accurate representative colorway photo), and together will be formed into the Dovetail Shawl.
Then, we went to Northampton Wools, where Shama fell in love with baby alpaca, which led to the acquisition of 2 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Villa in Periwinkle, which are already well on their way to being a pair of Simply Warm fingerless mitts. (Amusingly, while we were there, I saw a yarn that immediately pinged my, “Oooh! Colors!” receptors. Then I realized it was the chunky version of the sock weight Misty Alpaca in Pico that I’d been knitting for the past few days (and, in fact, had on the needles in my purse). At least I’m consistent.)
After a very yummy lunch at India Palace, we ventured on to Sheep and Shawl, a cute little store that specializes in consignment of all sorts of fiber-related products, including yarn, finished knitted and crocheted items, goats’ milk products, felted objects, and more. Here, I bought:
- An adorable finished hat, because it looks incredibly cute on Shamala, and her birthday is next month. (I would have given it to her anyway, but this gave me a good excuse.)
- A Lantern Moon cool sheep felt keychain pouch.
- 1 skein of Manos Del Uruguay Fino in Inkwell. Again, this yarn has no specific project destiny yet, but at 490 yards, would make a fairly reasonably-sized shawl.
And that, my friends, is the sum of my adventures in yarn for yesterday.