Saturday, January 6, 2007

Knitting and Yarn

I FOUND A YARN STORE IN GREENVILLE WORTH VISITING! HOOOORRAAAAY! One afternoon while I was in Greenville, my sweet mum watched the babies for me so Andy and I could do a bit of shopping. After my earlier yarn store disappointments, I wasn't all that eager to try another store, but my courage rose, and I ventured forth. With Andy in tow (poor man) I found The NeedleTree.

It was a bit pricey, I think, but the yarns they had were exquisite. What's more, there were lots of completed projects hanging on the walls to inspire me to buy stuff. I think I went a bit overboard, but I am so in love with the yarns I bought. Want to know what I got?

One skein of Sockotta yarn, which I have to knit up into socks in a week and a half for - um - "something" (being vague on purpose). I've heard about this yarn, but was hesitant to buy it online until I could see it and feel it for myself. I think it should knit up into nice, comfy socks, and the color is very nice.Six skeins of Wick yarn, three of each color. I don't think the colors show very well with this photo. The yarns remind me of roses in spring and then later in the autumn. It also feels incredibly soft and "squishy". There's not really any other way to describe the feel. It's a soy/polypropylene blend, and is very soft. I splurged for this purchase, but, oh well. I want some decent socks for myself, at last!
I also got a pattern for an adorable baby dress, but I don't have a photo of that. I can't wait to start knitting up my new purchases.

Thanks also to all the nice people who posted on my Rants and Raves. I have looked up all the places recommended by other knitters, and I will definitely try out some of the suggestions. Thanks so much for lifting my spirits!


Danielle said...

I'm so glad that you found a nice shop to splurge and get some fun stuff to indulge in! Sounds wonderful. Post about it all so we can share it together. Glad you had a safe trip home. Things'll get in order, just don't focus on the whole mess at once. Do one thing at a time. Your house will be so happy you're home it'll give you a big cozy hug!

Acornbud said...

Those are some nice stash additions. So good to be back home! I hope the self-cleaning house comes out soon.

Holly Burnham said...

Don't you just feel at home when you walk into a really nice yarn shop? I wish we all had lovely, inspiring yarn shops in our towns....but, sadly, we don't. (I do and almost feel guilty about it)

TuttleTime said...

YEAH!!! You found a yarn shop. I am so glad. I know how disappointing all that can be when you want to start a great project. I love the yarn. I was in Michael's for almost an hour scheming upcoming craft projects. I think I found a new "hobby." I'll let you know how it all turns out. I also plan to finish up some scrapbooking projects that are hanging around. My new camera re-charger is MIA, so I am looking on line for a docking station. This means no blogs for a little while...unless I have a rant or rave to bring up. :) Love all of you...stay warm and knit away! --Angie