Over the last few weeks, I have stumbled across a few very interesting yarn finds. This is the way things happen for me. If I head out on a shopping trip hoping to find a certain thing, I almost always come away with something different and usually far better.
First up was my recent trip to New York City. As luck would have it, the timing of my work sales meetings required me to stay over a weekend. Then my husband joined me because we wanted to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary together, (imagine that.) So I dragged him down through Soho to a yarn shop I have been following online through a blog called Purl Bee, (my wrap project is in the top left corner, more to follow when it is complete). The projects and photography are amazing and you can buy all these things at the shop, called Purl Soho. I had no idea what I might want to buy, and I had almost walked out of the store having been there for maybe 10 minutes, when I saw the most lovely yarn. Well, I had to have it. I bought the needles required, the yarn and they printed the pattern for me and wound up the ball. What service! I was thoroughly impressed with the shop and wished they had a Vancouver location, even Seattle would be worth the drive.
Strolling through the White Rock Farmer’s Market today and came across a stand selling skeins of yarn! Wow, hand spun by a woman who calls her company – Fibre Nerdz. I picked up a skein of merino and hand dyed blue faced Leicester, (BFL). I’m going to work this into the second last position of my wrap. It is going to be lovely.
While talking about yarn, I received a pamphlet from the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild for the 30th annual Fibre Flare Sale in November. What luck! I didn’t even know that such a thing existed. All these creative people gathered together in one place.
I was thinking a hand-made sausage on a bun would be a nice tasty treat today at the market. That stand was not there, but the beautiful yarn was. So glad we ventured out in the rain today. It would have been far easier to stay shut in.
Now….who is going to sit, holding the skein of yarn taught, so I can hand wind it into a ball?