Gift #656: Yarn Store

Today I visited a yarn store.  I had not been in one since the trip to Denver (other than one week for knit night) and that’s a very long stretch for me.  I was rather in withdrawal and in desperate need of seeing bins and bins of beautiful yarn to pet and dream of beautiful patterns.  Armed with these lofty ideals, I went in search of nirvana.  The quest was fulfilled at Mass Ave Knit Shop, which is our biggest store in Indy.  It’s actually just 5 minutes away from work – and that thought can either be a great comfort or unbearable torture, depending on one’s mood.  It was a wonderful time at the store.  My mom went with me, and between the two of us, we found quite a lot of yarns that we loved.  One of my favorite things that I saw however, was not a skein of yarn (gasp!) but this cute artwork, which hangs in the restroom.

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Cooperative knitting… isn’t that sweet?  I especially like the little narwhal volunteering to wear the new scarf.   Also found this funny book of knitting cartoons, essays, and random thoughts on all things knitting.

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It’s gone on my Christmas list.  My favorite of the pages I looked through was an excerpt from lost the lost diaries of famous individuals.  Edgar Allan Poe recounted his trip to the park to knit a second sock for Lenore’s birthday present.  When his back was turned, a black raven snitched the finished sock and flew away.  Alas, he saw his sock again nevermore.  (The whole book goes on like this, it’s great!)

Naturally, a “few” new yarns came home.  I’m most excited about this set of yarn.  I bought four balls of Folio, which is a new yarn from Berroco this spring.  It’s alpaca with a little bit of rayon for the merest hint of shine – beautiful yarn with great yardage and good price.  It’s been hard to find so I bought these colors to make a striped cowl.

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The warm natural colors with a splash of blue will make it a great transitory piece to wear spring through fall.  Now the next hurdle is to free up some needles by finishing up a project so I can start a new one.  I’ve got 6 projects actively going!  Maybe I’ll do a post about some of those soon.  Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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