Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Just what I need
My SO and I spent a long weekend in Milwaukee (details here), and while not much knitting occurred, some yarn purchasing did. First, we visited Fiberwood Studio, where I glommed onto enough gray and pink Cascade 220 to knit myself a sweater.
I was hoping to find a significant amount of local yarn, but all there was was a handful of skeins from Honeypot Yarns, now sadly out of business. I did purchase a token skein, which I think I will combine with a ribbon yarn for a scribble scarf.
The other LYS we visited (and which is open on Sundays, a rare thing for a LYS) was the Loop Yarn Shop. None of the yarn there spoke to me, although I was tempted by the Spud and Chloe and some Burly Spun Lamb's Pride. Instead, I purchased a pattern for a Mohair Bias Loop, to help me use up some Kidsilk Haze.
Once home, I decompressed by making up for the lack of road trip knitting. The front of the pinafore for Baby N is almost complete. I like Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and I like the Debbie Bliss patterns, and I achieve gauge for both stitches and rows, BUT somehow I always need more yarn than the patterns recommend. Glad I have extra for this project.