Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yarn Makes Any Day Better

Today I got to do 1 of my very favorite things...... yarn shopping. *happy dance*  What made today really great is I had full spousal approval. Don't get me wrong I don't have to have permission to go yarn shopping or anything but it's always better when the man knows what I'm doing & is absolutely fine with it. :-)  This was actually his idea as he had some apologizing to do......
Now who doesn't love a man who knows how to apologize in all the right ways? Yep the man knows yarn is his ticket out of the dog house ;) So on to the adventure, there is 1 store here about 10 minutes from our house and I like it but it's not my favorite store. They don't have Malabrigo for 1 thing :O and there's other yarns I love they don't carry so I every so often just get the urge to travel to the store about 45 minutes from the house. Now there are many reasons why I love this particular store: 1 I met a good friend online & when we discovered we live only about 30 minutes from each other we started meeting at yarn stores - the 1 closest to her house is this store, 2 Gina has the best sales ie: a 50% off room. So that being said I always head straight to the back room when I go in & see what goodies I can find. Today's find was Ella Rae Lace Merino now this is extra fine Merino wool & man is it ever soft. I already had 1 skein in a lovely blue-green colorway that  will eventually be a Traveling Woman shawl. So  of course when I saw this in the back room I knew it would come home with me. I got 2 skeins, 1 purple & 1 blue. I am on a serious purple kick these days - I'm not sure why but the color purple just makes me really happy (my children find this very amusing).
Next up I found some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in the sale room. I got a skein of dark gray & a skein of beige. Yeah not quite as pretty as the Ella Rae but I bet they will make some cozy socks.
Last but certainly not least is my very favorite of today's purchases.  Something new to the store.....Shalimar Yarn. Now this stuff is just OMG awesome with 75% superwash merino wool, 15% Cashmere & 10% silk! And yes folks you guessed it my color of choice was indeed purple. I cannot wait to knit with this yarn & have been trolling ravelry looking for just the right pattern. I welcome any suggestions for all of the new yarns.
Oh I also & I had to caution Auburnchick not to cry over rid of 12+ skeins of Red Heart SS today :O How you ask?? Well I traded it for a skein of hand dyed sock yarn *happy dance* A local lady hand dyes yarns & she mentioned last night at knit night that she needed some RH & perplexed I asked why on earth she needed that. She explained she uses it to tie her skeins once she's done dying them. I then told her I have a whole tub in my basement & she is more than welcome to it. She offered to trade and I immediately agreed. So when I came home last night I grabbed a big bag & filled it full of RH for me she will never need more. She didn't have the exact color I wanted today so she's going to dye me some & get it to me when she can. This is the color I wanted: Purple Martin oh my gosh this yarn is soooooo gorgeous in person. I have some of her laceweight & sport yarn already.

1 comment:

  1. Me...cry...over RH that finds a new home???

    Girl, you are off of your rocker!!

    BTW, keep track of my blog in the next few days. "Someone" may be presenting you with an award of some sort.

    Just sayin'...