So, now that I have a new scarf, what's next?
Well, obviously I also need a new hat to match the new coat. Who doesn't need a new hat? Who doesn't, indeed.
What's that? The orange doesn't match the scarf? I know.
Confused? Don't be. I'm not the only person who has a new coat this season. I got word from the Big Guy (i.e. Santa) that our girl Kate is on the list to have a new coat delivered directly to the Christmas tree. Mighty convenient, I think, as I'll be seeing Kate on Christmas morning. I've got to have some accessories ready to match the new coat.
Now, I can't show you a picture of the coat. You can't see it before Kate does. I, however, got a sneak peak so that I can get a jump on some holiday knitting.
In purchasing this yarn, I discovered a new (to me) Park Slope yarn store within walking distance of chez Subway Knitter BKLN: Stitch Therapy. It's a teeny store on Lincoln Place, just up from Seventh Avenue. So tiny that when I was there last Saturday a beginners crochet class was occupying almost the entire store, making browsing a bit difficult.
I didn't get a good sense of the yarn inventory, but from the quick glance that I made I would say that it's adequate enough for me to be grateful it's in walking distance. Let's just say that I didn't see any Astoria Woolease :-). I found what I wanted pretty quickly, with some helpful advice from the store owner (gotta love that). The yarn is a bulky merino, from Filtes (website is in Italian). and with its purchase I broke my pledge of knitting for Kate with only easy-care yarns. This is a handwash only. But for a hat and pair of mittens I think (hope!) that it's okay.
Okay, let the holiday knitting begin!