Monday, May 2, 2011

shopping highs and lows


Although the Frolic ran Saturday and Sunday, the marketplace was only on Saturday so Shirley and I were out of luck. MUST. READ. FINEPRINT. MORE. CAREFULLY. Fortunately, even on a Sunday there are lots more yarn shopping options in Toronto. Within minutes of our initial diappointment we were back into the car, headed towards the Purple Purl. And as you can see, I was able to pick up most of the items on my shopping list. Needles for hats, needles for sweaters, and yes, some sock yarn too!

The yarn is Viola sock yarn in a Robin's Egg colourway. It's very softly multitonal and I think it'll be perfect for Bayerische socks. Or maybe something fun and lacy instead? Sounds like a good excuse to wander through the Ravelry database looking at sock patterns, doesn't it?

4 comments:

Dee said...

That's where I spend most of my time on Ravelry. LOL You could knit forever just with Rav patterns.

The sock yarn is beautiful.

Frieda said...

That yarn is to die for ! have fun picking out your pattern...

Caffeine Girl said...

It's disappointing to miss a market like that -- but I try to think about all the money I saved by not being tempted to buy things that I want but don't need!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Too bad you didn't make the market - but at least you got some nice yarn anyway!