Monday, May 26, 2008

Yarn Happy Hour

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:

And this:
And 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.

2 comments:

Genuine said...

What absolutely lucious yarn porn. I've only touched the Manos silk blend, but I've been longing for it ever since, although my LYS doesn't carry it.

If all goes well, there should be a KAL update on Friday, so you and Jen both have time to work on your Ts so I can link to both of your progress pictures!

Orinda5 said...

It's a good thing I didn't know about the 20% off thing... or I wouldn't have stayed away on Friday. That sock yarn room in the back is deadly!

The color of that Louisa Harding Grace is luscious!