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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

My New LYS

I have a new LYS! And it's much closer to my home than Tucson is. It's a quilter's store that has one wall dedicated to some beautiful yarns, as well as all sizes of Crystal Palace needles in stock. Here's my haul -- one skein of Encore Worsted in a pinky gray color for my "Live Dangerously, No Swatching Hat". I liked this color better than the one I had previously thought I would use. A set of Size 7 Crystal Palace DP's for knitting said hat. And five skeins of Brown Sheep Handpainted Wildfoote. From left to right, 2 skeins of Symphony, 2 of Bluegrass, and 1 skein of Brown Sugar. I really fell in love with the Brown Sugar, but they only had one skein. So I shall probably make wristwarmers with it. Or if anyone knows a good idea for 215 yards of handpainted luxury?

I've finished the top portion of the hat and am ready to start a ribbing pattern for the main body. I'm enjoying how quickly and easily it is working up. There will definitely be more knit hats in the future. This is one of the reasons why I am enjoying reading knitblogs. There is so much beautiful work out there. I wish I had stumbled onto all this sooner.

Thank you to all those who have let me know that they are reading my blog, and to all those who have answered questions I have posed. I still feel like such an amateur at blogging. I never realized the work that goes into all those beautiful sites and posts. And I am discovering more and more every day.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

2 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

Hi, saw you on the handknitted Christmas gifts blog. LOVE Wildfoot! What about the leaflace scarf from knitty for your one skein? You should be able to get a scarf out of it, doncha think? I'm actually not sure and will have to check. I'll be back.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I'm back. Yes, you can get it out of one skein...here's the link: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTbranchingout.html

Have fun!

(p.s. -- my mother-in-law, whom I love dearly, is Pat K. ;) )

7:37 PM  

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