Thursday, February 1, 2007

Superfantastic Day

I found a new yarn store today. There was an article in the newspaper yesterday and my wonderful mom let me know about it today! I was just lamenting that I have to drive so far to find any yarn that's halfway decent. I guess there is Tucker Yarns but as the dust in there makes me sneeze I'll ignore that one. Anyway, The Needle Arts Studio is about 10 minutes away max. They have a nice sampling of Brown Sheep and Elizabeth Lavold. I found some beautiful Wildfoote in their sale bin for 4.50(2 skeins!!) A definite thumbs up!
I have joined the Stranded Colorwork Challenge since I started Eunny's endpaper mitts with my super yarn find. I'm using the Wildfoote and some Rowanspun 4-ply that I had in the stash. I bought that in Chambersburg last October and was going to knit Dan some socks but it kept breaking at every needle join. There was NO WAY I was going to knit Dan's socks out of that! I would be darning them every 2 weeks.Its working nicely for the mitts ,though, as long as I knit the ribbing flat! I definitely don't recommend that yarn but it'll do for now.
I'm working on getting some pictures on here soon. I know its boring just reading about knitting and not seeing anything. Stay Tuned!

1 comment:

Tangeline said...

Hey! I love your new blog.
I was just thinking about you today, because I came across this new knitting store/coffee counter downtown. It didn't look like much of a supply store -- no yarn, just $30 baby's bonnets (though it did have books and knitting needles). There weren't any cozy sofas, either, to drink coffee and knit. If you guys ever anchor your coffee stuff to one place, you should start a coffee/knitting bar. :)