Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pretty, Pretty - lots of LYS support yesterday

I ordered some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock from at Yarn-Store.com. As always, it arrived faster than I could have thought possible, and the colors really are gorgeous. (When I order from Angelika I figure I am supporting a LYS, because she has a brick & mortar location, too. It just happens to be a few thousand miles away.)




I haven't worked with this yarn before, and I'm looking forward to it.


I picked up the mail on my way out of town. I was due for dinner with my Mom and a group of her old nursing school classmates. But on the way up to Madison I stopped off at The Sow's Ear in Verona. Wow! I hadn't been in since they opened up the back area, and what a difference. It looks like a hugely expanded selection of yarns, including an impressive "wall o' sock yarn" and more Brown Sheep, and some very tempting Fleece Artist stuff, and some sections I didn't have time to examine so closely...


I had gone in to buy only one ball of Dale Falk for swatching purposes (thanks for the recommendation, Laura!). I walked out with that, and a hank of Cascade Bulky Alpaca, just because it is the softest, yummiest stuff and I love it to death. But where I really fell off the wagon was a hank of Claudia handpaint lace weight silk, color: "Last Night's Wine".




I do not need more lace weight. I haven't touched the Gypsy Girl shawl in months, and I really truly wasn't going to buy more lace weight until I finished it. This was not in my budget. There is no excuse. But it is so beautiful. Nice subtle color variation, lovely sheen, and silk drapes to wonderfully......

3 comments:

YarnThrower said...

Hmmm... sounds like I'm going to have to make a trip over to the Sow's Ear to see all of the changes...

MollyBeees said...

Hey! You made it into my favorite LYS! You should come to Knit Night some Friday night!It's every two weeks now. They stay open until 11PM and it knit and gabfest time!
Ps-The Lorna's Laces is BEAUTIFUL. I've never used it. Be sure and let us know what you think!

Cindy G said...

The Friday nights do sound like fun. I'm not so keen on night driving, but it might be worth it.