Hello, My Pretties!
I needed to pick up some Cascade 220 for a design swatch/sample, and rather than paying shipping I decided to venture out to my LYS, Serial Knitters. Of course, once there I couldn’t stop at just three skeins of C220!
First up, two books. Serial Knitters have a great book consignment program and I love to snap up the bargains!
I am especially excited about these books because I got them each for about 50% off the cover price, in nice hardcover editions. I love hardcover knitting books because they lay open better than soft cover ones. I’ve had my eye on Knitting Over the Edge for ages; my copy of Knitting Beyond the Edge is well-loved. Cables Untangled has some really interesting closed-cable stitches that I can’t wait to explore in more detail.
No trip to the yarn shop would be complete without the purchase of yarn – I am super excited that Serial Knitters carry Three Irish Girls yarn. Today, I snapped up these gorgeous skeins of Springvale Bulky (the softest, squooshiest, lightest bulky yarn I’ve used – it really is amazing) in Ryan and Molly. I would not have said these two colorways go together until I saw them in person, and now I can’t wait to combine them in any way imaginable. These skeins, however, had a specific purpose. I wanted to knit Trisha’s new hat-and-mitten patterns, Leanne hat and Leanne mittens, for my mother for Christmas. I finished the mittens today (photos to come once the sun returns) and it turns out I love them so much, I’m keeping them for myself – guess I’d better get some more yarn for Mom’s set!
In addition, I picked up two pair of my favorite KA bamboo circular needles (I need to get myself a full set of the interchangeables one of these days…) and another skein of Springvale Bulky in Eavan, a colorway I have been drooling over ever since it first came out. I don’t have specific plans for this skein, but it was the only one left and it just kept calling my name… any suggestions?