Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I went on a quick yarn shop hop with a friend last Saturday. One of our stops was at Itza Knitterie in Glendale. And I bought my first ever Great Adirondacks yarn, Silky Sock. I can't find a link to their site. Anyway. this is some pretty slinky stuff. 70% superwash wool, 20% silk and 10% nylon. The color is a bit washed out, as usual, but it's a perfect blend of neutral. My favorite combo.
We had already been to Unwind in Burbank. That's where I got a couple of skeins of Noro Chirimen. I didn't remember having seen this yarn before, although I was assured by my friend that I had. This is a newish yarn from Noro and is 60% cotton, 24% silk and 16% wool. I think I'll use this for some Maine Morning Mitts. (Download the pdf.) The holidays are coming!
And one last thing. I got this at A Stitch in Time where I work. I'd never heard of this yarn before except for an ad I had seen in a magazine. It's 100% superwash wool in a sock weight. Fibra Natura Yummy is made in Turkey but designed in the US. I'm excited to see how this will knit up.
So, yes. I'm still buying yarn.