Yarn to Tide Me Over


Some of my replacement Malabrigo Laceweight needs to be dyed before it can be shipped, thus scuttling my grand plans to have Cozy on the needles as a first project.

Despite my lack of Malabrigo, lace is happening.  Lucky for me that I had something in my back pocket, so to speak.  I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Sakonnet Purls a couple of weeks ago.  The usual suspects were with me.  All I can say is thank goodness that this store is about an hour's drive from Boston!  (Although the Bookish One turned me on to a shortcut that could dramatically cut my driving time).  I completely and totally loved the store!  Loved.  It.  (Despite the slightly stale smell.)  I hadn't gone expecting to buy anything,but I left with a few things.





I can see a few felted hats of different sizes coming my way.

I hadn't seen the Plymouth before this.  It's going to be a cute scarf, or felted hat (haven't decided yet).  The women at SP told me that it felts very well (hence the purchase of the felted hat patterns above), but I wish that I could see for myself how the foil bits fare.  I also wonder what they'll do to my washer....

Before I left I noticed a small basket on the floor of (what I thought) were lace kits.  Some of them were lace kits, but some of them were just skeins of laceweight.



Oooh, I liked this one immediately.  What more: it came with a pattern attached!  The hitch, the price ($29).  But, the color and the feel of this yarn were impossible to ignore.

What really sold me was that Kathy mentioned that one of her friends (an experienced knitter with a mature stash) always goes for this stuff when she sees it.  I had to have it!  There was also that nagging voice telling me that I had better have a backup plan just in case there's a hitch with the Malabrigo.  Good thing that I listened....


That Plymouth yarn looks fun. To protect your washer, you can put the knitted object in a zippered pillowcase before throwing it in the washer for felting. This will catch the "fuzzies" (and also any foil bits, I assume).
And I have petted that laceweight yarn in several stores, but I have not yet succumbed. ;)

I visited Sakonnet Purls for the first time a few weeks ago and it's awesome! I'm about 40 minutes away and it's definitely worth the trip. I love that they carry so much Rowan!

I picked one of those NZ Artisan kits at Creative Warehouse in Newton a few weeks ago (also seen them at Windsor Button). Yet another reason to check out Sakinnet Purls. Someday...

Yeah, you can't skip lace-in-a-box if you're in the mood for some good laceweight yarn. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Nice stash enhancement! I bought the "Bow" pattern too - I'm thinking it will be great for a couple of Christmas gifts this year. :) Thanks for the info on Sakonnet Purls, too - I always love finding out about new LYSs I haven't been to.

I believe that NZ yarn is Margaret Stove's company...a queen of lace knitting and I probably would've bought some too.

Which is saying alot.

i got sucked in by that lace weight kit at SP's too...I got the color pansy. let me know when you are going to start it and we'll do it together.

I just bought that same felted bucket hat pattern this pattern. I fell in love with the sample at the store. I checked out the Artisan laceweight for the first time too, but figured I should really wait to see if I will even like knitting lace. Nice haul! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

That baby in the picture (the one with the ball cap) - can you stand the cuteness? Those cheeks. (Can you stand that my baby alarm is in overdrive lately?!)


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