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.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ooooh - I love that honey pot skein!

Chrisknits said...

Love the colors in that 2nd yarn!! Can't wait to see what the other yarn will be.

Toni said...

Oh, look at all the lovely yarn that followed you home!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful sight, all that yarn in a suitcase!