I went to a total of 3 yarn stores in the 6 days I was in NYC, and I just bought a wee bit of yarn. From School Products, some interesting fingering weight marled merino from Italy – they had a knit sample up and it felt and looked great.
Also from School Products, some lovely cashmere tweed. I don’t normally buy yarns like this (it’s very loosely plied and kinda lumpy-bumpy) but it’s just so soft. I wish I could’ve bought a sweater’s worth!
At Purl Soho, I found most of the yarns were ones that I could get elsewhere easily, and I certainly couldn’t buy Koigu! (They’re from Ontario, a few hours away from me.) So what does that leave? Shelter, of course!
It was tough to narrow down to a couple of colours, but I think these will make a great scarf or big cowl.
I didn’t get much knitting done while I away since I was just walking around all the time (or eating, heh). But on the plane and while waiting I started a simple cowl, out of some Socks that Rock Silkie from the stash. The colourway is “Walking on the Wild Tide” and it was a sock club yarn from a few years ago. This is knitting purely for the knitting, which I don’t get to do that much these days! It’s just a simple yo, ssk pattern that spirals around. I think this is going in the basket of knitted gifts for birthdays and even Christmas this year. Preplanning!
Stay tuned, this week I have a new pattern and a stash sale coming up!