Saturday, January 6, 2007

Hi Mary,
Hope your travels are going well. I have been nowhere except the yarn shop.
I was over there on Friday the 5th of January. It was fun. I bought another book. I got the Meg Swanson book called A Gathering of Lace. I do seem to be in a lace mood lately. I found one vest in that book that I am interested in making. It is a purple one and the yarn used is a lace weight silk and wool blend. It is called Jagger Spun Zephyr yarn. They had it at Needlework Unlimited but it was soooo expensive I couldn't bring myself to buy it. Maybe if they had it in the purple shown, but they didn't. All they had were Mary colors.
So then I went looking for any other laceweight yarn that wasn't fuzzy. It is extremely hard for me to not buy fuzzy yarn. I don't know why that is? When I look at my yarn I have many fuzzy yarns.
I found a wonderful pale aqua silk and kid mohair. Just yummy. It was 12.95 a skein and I would need 7 or 8 skeins. Nope. I really don't need to buy an aqua one. Especially when I already have four kid mohairs, pale blue, pale green, teal and an ancient one called Colori that is teal with a violet halo of mohair. (My cat Emily loved the Colori. It is in a plastic bag because she would put her paw through the slot on the end of the box and pull out a ball and kill it. I couldn't keep her away from it. Some of those balls are Nasty!
So I just bought the book and two cable needles. Straight ones. And came home. But I had a wonderful time.
One of these days I am going to have to go to the Linden Hills Yarn Company and also to Creative Fibers. They are both close and it would be fun to look around some more.
By the way, Happy New Year.
Keep on Knitting,

1 comment:

the other said...

I remember that Colori yarn. Didn't you already make something out of that?