Thursday, April 05, 2007
My choice: Lorna's Laces Somerset superwash
Well, I went to my LYS 3 Bags Full in Northbrook yesterday hoping to cash in on the yarn sale.
I arrived at the stroke of 10....all was oddly quiet as the lovely staff said hello.
"Sales' upstairs they chirped" .
When I got upstairs I could barely enter the room. Women everywhere. Some smelling of mothballs and chewing gum clearly there to cash in as well. Some asking for just lavendar colors, some looking for labels;( the Debbie Bliss crowd hovered over her yarns) some who clearly knit for babies by their stance in front of the Velvet Touch, and some who weren't sure what they wanted. If you been to Stitches Market you can imagine this. Moving by half-steps until the front row steps aside.
I try to go with specifics in mind. Sock yarn, chunckies for quick knits, maybe a pattern booklet or two.
I went back downstairs to the non-sale sock yarns. A pretty springlike palette jumped out at me in Lorna's Laces. Superwash no less. Against my best intentions, I choose the yarn that was not on sale. It was the bball moohla afterall. I felt no guilt. I've started the Low-Roll Sporty's from Betsy Lee McCarthy's Knit Socks! book. Ahhhhh back to beautiful mesmorizing sock yarn. There is nothing quite like sock yarn satisfaction. No seams to wonder about, no worries they won't get worn, no errata, just great familiar knitting in store.
So the bunny is showing off the yarn today. The forsythia are right outside my kitchen window. What a yellow joy.