Earlier last week, I e-mailed the gang I knit with over lunch to see if anyone was interested in going to the Stitch-n-Pitch with me on June 21st. I like to watch baseball, so I'm not sure how much knitting I'll get done, but it seems a good excuse to wear my new Ravelry T-shirt in public.
Holly wrote back and informed me that Borealis Yarns was having a sale, 20% off everything in the store. Would I like to go after work on Friday? Would I! I told myself I would only buy one skein of yarn, and it would have to be sock yarn, because then I'd know exactly what to do with it.: Socks or a Gloria cowl.
But when I got there, I was confronted with this:
With all that yarn at 20% off, how could I only take home one lonely skein?
I bought this lovely Louisa Harding Grace, silk and wool. I'm making Gloria out of this. It is so soft. The minute I touched it I knew it would be perfect to wrap around my neck on a chilly day.
Then I saw this Manos silk and wool blend. Tell me that you would have been able to leave it behind!
I have never been to Borealis and I can't believe it's taken me so long to get there. It's a wonderful shop...lots of beautiful yarn, friendly staff, and a coffee shop right next door. I'll be back...especially considered I saw some of the Sublime Organic Cotton DK in the lovely soft pink that Genuine is using to knit her Nothing But A T-Shirt. I might have to pick some of that up. It's gorgeous! Speaking of which, I have FINALLY begun my T and will post progress tomorrow.
It was a wonderful yarn happy hour! That being said, I need to stay away from the yarn stores for awhile. I don't need anymore yarn. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy over the summer. I need to save my money for summer travel.
So, no yarn happy hours for a while. After all, I cannot buy what I cannot see.