Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Yes Yarn!

Today was a very good day. We have (for the first time that I can remember) a LYS! To be honest, I'm unsure of how long she has been open but I found out about the shop on Ravelry recently. I finally got the time to go find it and check it out today. It's called YES YARN and is located inside the quilt shop in town. (In the back and up the stairs.) It was my first time visiting an actual yarn shop. I have had to do all my yarn shopping at either Hobby Lobby or Michael's or order online. This was a new thing for me and I have to say....I LIKE IT! The owner's name is Margaret and she is such a sweet, welcoming person. I really enjoyed my visit and I wanted at least one of everything but you know how that goes. You have to pick something.

This was my indulgent splurge. I have never seen nor heard of this particular yarn but the colors were awesome and I "needed" it. lol It's Ranco Multy...hand dyed in Chile by Araucania Yarns. It's a wool/nylon blend (75%/25%). I instantly saw a stole or wrap when I picked this one up. I will have to find the perfect pattern for this one.

This one looked like a nice hat to me. The picture doesn't do the colors any justice but as you can guess...very earthy...lots of brown tones. My intention was a hat for me but once I picked up Ms. Thang from school...she wasted no time calling "dibs" on this skein. She wants a hat...imagine that. I ordered her a book yesterday...a how-to knitting book geared towards kids...she tries so hard to knit but it hasn't clicked just yet. I'm hoping this book with it's clear illustrations and kid friendly explanations will be more help to her than I apparently am. lol

My other purchase was this one. Galway Paint by Plymouth Yarns...100% wool. Yeah, it's kinda brown, too. I bet you are just sick of the brown already. lol Sorry, I couldn't resist. I am so looking forward to going back again and getting more yarn.

She had some nice sock yarns and will be having a sock class...YAY ME!
I signed up for her newsletter since she will also be having crochet classes...YAY ME AGAIN!
and is planning a class for the BSJ. I would love to make one for my expecting cousin and this would be perfect. The instructor is going to give the option of doing a BSJ or an adult sized one. Since this will be my first actual garment, I think I will stick to the baby size. I'm ambitious but not insane. Really, I'm not.


Anonymous said...

yay for LYSs!!!! i love finding new ones. your yarn is lovely!!

Tea said...

I'm so glad you have a yarn store; it's just one of those little things us girls gotta have. You'll be there a lot, now, I'm sure. Good for you!
I really like that painted yarn, and I think it's going to make a beautiful wrap.
This was an excellent post! Great pics and fun to read.

Wendy said...

Oh my...........I just love the first one.......Oh I can just imagine if I had found that. I would have wanted it all.....LYS I have heard there is a couple around my area, but for the life of me I can not find them. I just want to go and look and pet...(and then get all sad because I can not buy any)
Great finds..............

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your new yarn!!! I can definitely see a shawl out of the first one. LOL I don't blame daughter girl LOL, I would have called dibs too for a hat ;-)


graymama said...

LYSs are the greatest! It is fun to visit them in other towns when on vacation, too :-)

Next you should try Atacama by Araucania. It is 100% alpaca, reasonably priced, a joy to knit with and so, so soft. YUM!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

*grumble grumble* pout pout* It's just not fair EVERYBODY has a LYS but me :o(

hakucho said...

I'm so happy you got to visit a real yarn shop :) You picked out some beautiful yarn. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you make with it. We knitters really have to have self-control going into these shops. Wouldn't it be nice to have an endless supply of money to splurge on everything you see...wishful thinking I know, but at least we can dream about it, right?