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100% Merino Worsted in Elder Wand
I finally caved and splurged on yarn from Sunshine Yarns! When I first started bugging my friend Christy about knitting she had sent me a link to them, and it was love at first sight. However, I put off splurging on the yarn until I felt I knew what I was doing better. I also wanted to touch the yarn before I made a purchase. See...everyone I know loves and raves about Noro yarn. However, I find it to be scratchy and so-so. I mean, I have a few skeins in my stash that I got on sale....but, I'm not going to go out and intentionally knit with it if I can help it (perhaps that will change someday).
Thankfully, a yarn store in Providence called Fresh Purls is like one of five yarn stores in the US that actually carries Sunshine Yarns. So, I dragged Nate up there to go visit the yarn. Unfortunately, they only had sock yarn left but it was nice to be able to run my fingers over it. And when I got home that night, I logged online and looked at their worsteds. Dani updates the shop every Tuesday so I was in luck and managed to get one of the last two skeins of Merino Worsted in Elder Wand. Yup, that's right...it's named after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That's part of the reason why I love Dani's colorways. A lot of them are named after Harry Potter and Twilight. (I'm a dork, I'm well aware of this). The S&H makes the yarn seem more expensive then it is, but being unemployed and dropping $22 on one skein....I did have to talk myself into it. But, I'm sure it's well worth it and will knit up to be a great gift for one of my favorite people.
So, I am patiently
sort-of waiting for my yarn so I can knit the Slouchy Copy Cat hat for Nate's sister Sarah for a Christmas present. I'm a wee bit nervous as I've never really done anything slightly complex in the round (I've knit a hat but it was a basic stockinette hat). But, I am up for the challenge!
So, I am patiently
I also knit the top secret gift I was talking about in the other post...but more on that in September. All I can say is thank God for size 10 needles and bulky yarn. Cause I knit it in 5 hours :)