Friday, January 26, 2007

New yarn store . . . therefore MORE Yarn

There’s a new yarn store here in the DC suburbs, and it shows great promise! They just opened this week. The store is spacious, well-laid out, inviting, and good starting selections of yarns. AND nice people! (A Tangled Skein, in Hyattsville, MD)(Their website is not up yet, I’ll post a link as soon as it is.) My friend Sally (of www.theraineysisters.com) and I had a wonderful time checking them out, and then I introduced her to Burmese food at one of my favorite local restaurants.

I bought some new yarn – just out this fall, Classic Elite’s Waterlilly, to make myself a warm hat that doesn’t itch. I fought starting it, but the yarn won, and I cast on yesterday afternoon. Waterlilly is lovely to knit, and I love the soft variations in the color, a bit like the Lorna’s Laces solids. I might add the weather report for DC also influenced the starting, since it was suppose to get below 10º last night, and artic air is going to influence our weather for the next week to ten days. I’m designing the hat as I go, so I probably won’t post pictures until it’s done. As it’s a hat, it should be done by the end of the weekend – if I get enough knitting time.

I also got some new sock yarn, Tofutsies, its fiber content is: 50% Superwash wool, 25% soysilk (hence the Tofu in the name, I expect), 22.5% cotton AND 2.5% Chitin—Chitin – what is Chitin you ask –it’s fiber from shrimp and crab shells – naturally antibacterial! I think it’ll be the next pair of socks I start, just to see how it knits. One of the nice ladies at A Tangled Skein was knitting a sock from it, and I liked how it was going, and I think either my husband or I will like the socks. I got a colorway that will work for either Bob (husband) or me. And the Favorite Socks from Interweave Press. It’s nice to have all the sock patterns in a book, and not have to go through how ever many years of mags to find one you vaguely remember. (I was a “charter” subscriber with Interweave Knits, which is still my favorite knitting magazine, so I have all the issues).

And I finished the left front of the Bressay Jacket. (gee, I got a fair amount of knitting done yesterday . . . .)

Back to the hat--almost to fun part

4 comments:

The Purloined Letter said...

Great to hear about the store!

I've been following your AS-VY thread on KBTH and am getting nervous....

lv2knit said...

Hi, Jennifer! Glad you and the other "Rainey Sister" had fun yesterday -- she really needs to get out more to purchase more yarn! You Elephant Blankie is gorgeous. I hope they pull through with the yarn again. I know Marina of Stranded on Fair Isle has had some trouble.

Happy Knitting....

Anonymous said...

I have run out. I was knitting Oregon and ran out of two colors. They claim they sent me some extra small skeins, tucked in an additional kit I ordered when I notified them of the shortage. We'll see what happens when I get around to Henry VIII.

Those who have been burned are legions.

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