When the weekend is approaching, people usually ask if you have any plans for the weekend. It’s office small talk. And I had so much fun telling people that I was going on a Yarn Crawl. No one looked that surprised that I was doing something that involved yarn, but I did have to explain the concept of a yarn crawl to a few people. I was part of the East Team A (full of fabulous people, indeed!), which made stops at:
The Naked Sheep
The Purple Purl
Lettuce Knit (where the above photo was taken)
I knew that in the face of 5 stores worth of delicious, delicious yarn, I’d need a game plan. So, my rules and goals were:
- no green yarn (I alread have so much green stash you’d think I’d killed Kermit the frog and all his little green friends and spun them into skeins)
- pick up yarn for the uber popular whisper cardigan
- get some yarn for the Tea Rose Halter
- get a set of 6 mm circulars
And I’m pleased to report, that it all worked out: That is 887 yards of grey pima cotton, 10 skeins Paton’s DK cotton in blue, and one skein each of Tanis Fiber Arts laceweight in Chestnut and Stormy. I also got the 6mm circs I needed, A cute and kitchy needle case from recycled materials,and there was a bag of awesome swag from The Purple Purl which included a buttery soft skein of Earth Collection Mainland. And how awesome is the TTC Knitalong tote?!
Let’s have a close up of the beautiful handpainted laceweight for a second: ah, gorgeousness. One of those will be a whisper cardigan.
I should confess that I didn’t buy the Paton’s DK cotton. I was lucky enough to win it for sporting the “Fiercest Knit” on my team- I was wearing my Honeymoon Swallowtail shawl. I’m not entirely sure I deserved it, there were so many great knits in the group, but I’m very pleased to have won- espeically since I was looking for dk cotton and didn’t find what I had in mind. But when you go and win ten skeins of exactly what you need- I guess the knitting gods were sending a sign!
This is Team East A with all our yarn piled on the tables at the Rivoli:
Thanks to everyone who put the event together, and to the stores that hosted us. A good day, indeed!!