Local Yarn Store Adventure
It’s amazing how seldom I make it to my local yarn store anymore. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I need more yarn.
Need! What a Silly Concept!
I am very grateful that when I find yarn I like, I can just buy it. It doesn’t require a pre-determined project. It doesn’t need to match any other yarn. The color doesn’t need to conform to a set palette. I see it, like it and buy it. Simple.
Yesterday, I went to my local yarn store, Twist Knitting & Spinning to purchase the new Rowan Men’s Nordic Collection by Arne & Carlos (described in my last blog entry) and to buy some Rowan Felted Tweed yarn to make the Jens turtleneck.
Since I already have nine balls of this color of Rowan Felted Tweed:
I just needed enough of a darker, background color to make Jens:
Despite all the knitting and color work I do, I really suck at picking good contrasting colors. So I asked my friend to choose for me. She chose:
I think this will make a beautiful combination.
But I also walked out of my Local Yarn Store with a few other items. You can’t blame me for the first one.
It was Zauberball on clearance! You also can’t blame for this purchase!
They had a gorgeous selection of Uneek Fingering yarns in these stunning color ways. I defy you to tell me you could have passed by without buying at least on of these beauties! Finally, I made a “necessary yarn purchase.”
I have a confession. Once I had done about 12 inches of work on the Parallax 3.0 Scarf (Alasdair’s brilliant double-knitting design). I had mentioned I wouldn’t post a progress photo until I had completed a full pattern repeat. Well, I started to realize that the Kauni colorways I had chosen overlapped colors too often, making it very difficult to do 3-color double-knitting. I frogged it all and will start again with colorways that have more contrast.
I have both the Rowan Nordic Men’s Collection book and Felted Tweed yarn on order as well.
See?!? All completely understandable purchases. Right?
Despite what photos might indicate, I’ve made a lot of progress on the See Grass Shawl since Wednesday.
Just to give some perspective, the cone is a full-size cone of yarn. The final shawl should be a good size for a wrap. Since I have to do a lot of “Sl1, K1, PSSO” combinations, I have unvented a way of doing them in a single action. I’ll write it up in next Monday’s blog hopefully.