Our Saturday Yarn Crawl

My husband decided to go on a yarn crawl today, always a cool idea. We started at The Yarn Store in Pineville, one of our favorite spots. I looked at the other Poems Sock colorways they had in stock, but none matched the samples I wanted, so I’ll have to special order. My husband bought some yarn for a scarf, and then we drove down to downtown Lancaster, SC, to Fuzzy Mabel where we met our friend Michelle.

They have some lovely yarns there. I looked at all the lace-weight yarns. The Cherry Tree Hill yarns were on sale and very tempting, but I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without. I looked for but didn’t see the sari fiber that I’d been so taken with but couldn’t figure out what to do with.

We left Michelle and went off to Matthews to The Peace of Yarn which, sadly for us, is closing its doors. We heard that this was its last day in business, but that turned out not to be true. They would be open for another two or three weeks, the owner said. I’ve always loved this store for its abundance of lace-weight yarns, and although I’ve been hesitant to buy them without a specific project in mind, Knitting Lace Triangles has given me an idea of what yarns to use and how much I should be looking for. I told my husband, “I’m going to spend some money here.” And I did. This is a photo of what I got.

Clockwise from the top left is Noro Kureyon sock in an awesome fuschia and green combo. My friend Sumi says that kureyon is Japanese for crayon and is pronounced the same way. Next is Poems Sock in colorway 958, which I actually got last week in Pineville. To the right are two colors of cobweb-weight Harmony by Jojoland that I’ve been longing to try out, and below it is Jojoland’s Melody, a fingering weight in lavenders and mauves. To the left of Melody is Crystal Palace’s Kid Merino lace weight in a multicolor heavily laced with tangerine. I couldn’t resist it. At the bottom is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, colorway Irving Park, a multi in reds and purples—pretty and classic. So I now have my work cut out for me. Yay! Fun lace to knit!

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