Windy, windy day.
Move closer to the monitor and let me warm you with my new yarn.
On Wednesday, Amy and I went to Mountain Knits and Purls, in East Stroudsburg.
Fortified with lattes, we took the 40 minute drive for yarn-fondling fun.
I decided to make the Drunken Argyle Vest for Tom.
MK&P has a great selection of Dalegarn. I bought 7 different colors, of the Baby Ull, so Tom could play with the combinations and make a decision. You might say he was in”vest”ed in finding the right color-way.
The choice was “all” his. The fact that I didn’t bring home any shade of peach helped a lot! (I hate peach.)
While Amy looked at yarn, I had to be polite and check out the other yarns.
I found this for making the Flower Basket Shawl.
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns/Sport Weight/100% Merino/Color: Santa Fe
I was going to use it for “Beauty and the Bias” but decided to use my Mountain Colors for that shawl…later.
Unfortunately, (ha-ha) I had to take another trip up to MK&P, today, so I could exchange the unwanted colors of the Baby Ull and return 2 of the lighter shaded “Claudia” for 1 darker shaded hank.
Not wanting to seem unfriendly, I also left with some Dale “Sisik” (lovely wool/mohair/acrylic) in a nice acid-y green. (While checking my photos, the image brought to mind “green olives w/pimento”. Lovely. Makes me want to check my teeth for the red bits.)
And, oh, the patternbook for this Dale sweater. It might not look like it, but the yarn I bought is the same color as the sweater in the patternbook.
I mean, WHO buys yarn without a pattern (chuckle)?
Uh-oh. Just realized I didn’t buy any contrasting yarn. Good thing Amy wants to back next week.
I mean, I enjoy doing my Sunday puzzle, but I’m not good enough to finish THIS.
Oh, don’t forget to keep on cheering-on the Olympic Knitter’s.
Come on teams! Bring home the GOLD!!!