Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yarn Crawl Monday

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.

Mello Yellow couldn't resist jumping in the shot.


  1. Looks like a great haul. I'm glad the philosophy worked out for you. Just a warning-sometimes finding the pattern takes a little longer. I think it's directly related to how badly you want to begin knitting with the yarn and how far into denial you get.

  2. Nice haul! I woudl love to sit & knit for awhile on Island Knits porch. You are going hawg wild with the Mello Yello!

  3. It is so nice to purchase yarn at Island knits & receive 20% off & punches on the punch card for future savings. Our yarn hauls (very mini sized in comparison to some folks we know :) are such lovely summery colorways. The German mag., Verena, is awesome. We'll be making a ton out of it.

  4. Fun! I did not know that I had a stash philosophy-the pattern will come sounds great. I wait for yarn to tell me what it wants to be.