Monday was our day to hit a couple of yarn stores in the area. As always, I never fail to find something that wants to come home with me in my suitcase.
The first stop was Joyfilled Gardens & Gifts in Georgetown. This is a lovely little store that not only sells a nice selection of yarn, but also sells items made by local artists. Each time I visit, the yarn selection seems to grow and Ellen who owns the shop is one of the sweetest ladies.
I had a pattern in mind that I wanted to find yarn for and the Berrocco Comfort DK fit that bill. Yes, that is orange. A color I never really thought I would purchase for myself after the *pumpkin* orange yarn I had purchased and sent back to Knit Picks for my Ribby Cardi. This is actually a very pretty orange that goes well with my skin tone. The Louisa Harding Sari ribbon is for my Lacy Skirt.
The next stop on our crawl was Island Knits. A very cute little store that has ducks and swans floating in the water outside the shop.
Seems like every time we visit there is a 20% off sale on all regular priced items. This time was no different. I entered Island Knits with no patterns in mind at all. MB was holding the below Schaeffer Anne yarn below and I "Oooo and Awwwwed" when I saw it. I have always wanted some of this yarn because there is enough yardage to make knee high socks. Funny thing is MB told me she almost bought this exact same yarn/colorway for me at Christmas. I also purchased the Ty-Dy yarn. Three little balls were sitting on a shelf all by themselves calling out to me. I love the pink/green multi of it. I told MB that I didn't know what I would make with it but I could follow Sophanne's philosophy of the pattern will come. Since purchasing the pattern has come and MB and I went back today to get the third ball.
Isn't this a lovely group shot of my purchases? At Island Knits I picked up the Jo Sharp Knit 2 book (LOVE IT) and the Verena magazine we got at Barnes and Noble. This is a new english knitting magazine put out by Burda. Awesome new mag. Already have 4 patterns flagged.