Friday, March 13, 2015

Epic Weekend with Anemone, Part Two

Okay, I realize that it may have been cruel of me to leave you hanging without even a peek at my yarn store scores from last weekend. But these really needed their own post.


First up, I made my way to The Yarnery, which is absolutely delightful. Everything is organized by weight and is clearly labeled, and the staff there is fantastic. They had a really nice selection of Malabrigo's new yarn, Mechita, so I had to grab a couple of skeins in Marte.

I also got a skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in color 6291, Nancy Bush's amazing book, Folk Socks, which I've been wanting for a few years, and a darning egg (for some reason I didn't have a darning egg before now).


Next up, I went to Linden Yarn & Textiles which is another fun little shop. I showed a little more restraint there, and ended up with two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta in Arco Iris, plus one skein of Madalintosh Tosh DK, in the fantastically bright Neon Peach. I've been wanting to try out Tosh DK for a while, and I love the colors in this skein so much-it's super fluorescent and has the perfect balance of pink and orange.

Also, unrelated to yarn shops, I am now the proud owner of 400g of Donegal Tweed that my friends brought me back from Ireland. This stuff is incredibly special, and I can't wait to find out what it wants to be.


I knew I was going to go a little overboard last weekend, and I'm super happy with everything I got. I have plans (or at least vague ideas) for all this yarn, and I'm crazy excited to start reading through Folk Socks (I'm also kind of excited to be able to darn socks without trying to keep the tension even while stretching the hole awkwardly over my hand).

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  1. That Malabrigo Rasta is INSANELY gorgeous. I'm so afraid to pick something that colorful, but I love it so so much. Madeline Tosh is totally on my to-try list, too. Love your color choice!

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    1. Thanks! I just could not leave that color at the store! I'm really excited to see how the Rasta knits up.

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  2. All those yarns are lovely! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited about all of them.

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  3. Lots of bright and colorful yarn! I love when I receive yarn from friends. Whatever I knit is a million times more special because it started as a gift!

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    1. I love yarn from friends, it really makes the project that much more meaningful.

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  4. great score!!! and even better that you already have plans!! way to go!

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    1. Thanks! It's hard for me to buy yarn without some idea of what it might turn into-it happens, but I try to usually have something in mind.

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  5. A post chock full of awesomeness, Kat! Love that Folk Socks book - happy knitting!

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    1. Thanks-I'm so excited to actually be able to read through it!

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