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.


Sue said...

It seems you have been stash enhancing again, lucky you. I love the yarn at the top, very nice. I cant wait to see how it knits up too.

Monika said...

Lots of good stuff! I like the sock yarn. If the color is not too busy you can get busy with super stitch patterns. The Noro sounds interesting too. I haven't seen of touched this one either. Have fun knitting this all up!

Laikabear said...

Oooh, I like that Fibra Natura!