Sunday, March 6, 2011

the neighbourhood shops

To perk up a rainy and dreary Saturday afternoon, Nancy and I planned a pizza lunch followed by a short tour of her local yarn shops.

At our first yarn store stop we came out empty-handed. Shocking, huh? In that shop we both felt unwelcome. The sales associate seemed irritated with our questions, so we didn't stay long.

Our second stop was at Knit One Bead Too where our welcome was much friendlier. The yarn selection was unusual and very specialized - nothing suitable for a baby blanket. I did fall in love with this Habu which combines golden brown and indigo blue silk, so a couple of balls came home with me.

It was at our third stop, Linda's Craftique, that I found the perfect yarn for my baby blanket. More about that later. In the meantime I have to put some thought to what to do with two balls of Habu ... 100% silk, dry clean only, 25 meters in each ball. A couple of coin purses maybe?


Louise said...

Sounds like a nice day and the Habu looks amazing! Would you add any beads to the coin purses?

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the habu looks interesting- wristwarmers maybe?