Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Great LYS day! (Part 1)

I have been shopping today!
First I went to Maria's Garn. Great windowdisplay as always. All purple yarn, wow. So purple. Flowers, yarn and two fab knitted garments. A sweater and a coat!. I mean, she is a shop-window Godess! How impressive. The store was of course filled with Goodies - lush yarn! And - I met Sanna there (who is arranging the next Stickstämma - Knitting Meet in Dalarna). She told about the usual hassles with arranging a meeting like that... since the person she booked with had stopped working where we are supposed to be. Scary. But she and Karin (Uppstickaren - no blog!!) is so clever, they will sort it out. No worries. It will happen. Im counting on it. Anyhow, the business is going fine, and it is so great to see the younger than me generation, popping in to Maria's store, saying "I just want to make a quick scarf" then buying three yummy Fonty Kidopale (Mohair) and size 10 needles. Of course I squeezed and planned carefully, no I have a yarnroom. Carefully... not buy anything on impuls.... But then I saw Sanna with the Como silk thread from Warp and Wäft, and thinking WHY? Well, I now know why! With a one-threaded colourshock like Färgkraft new Tulip (turqoise, pink and blue.. wow...) or the great Trollskog (my favourite) in blueish deep green and forest green, you knit your scarf with a thread of silk. And admiring Sanna's on-going Ikarus (Interweave Knitting 2006). I'm sold. It just looked absolutely great! 750 m, I will definitely have a closer look. Then I found more of my summer Aracunica (well, I cannot pronounce or spell it)... but, then Maria kindly told me that I might not need so much - maybe I have enough. But then she showed me how great that fat uneven cotton goes with Muscat (Garnstudio), in its silky contrast.
So now the hunt is REALLY on to find a fitting colour. Of course I noted that new dark turqoise (almost blue-greenish) special tint I have just fallen hard for lately (the same as the new Linnen colour from Yllet).
Ok, so first LYS was Maria. And Tomorrow you will see what I bought! OK. I GOT One hank of the new handpainted silk from Colinette to the too much silly prize of 200sek (Nysta has it for 180!) But look at the colours. Isn't it great?


HPNY Knits said...

its like having a virtual yarn porn... all that fondling and heavy petting...
that silk shimmers! beautiful!

HPNY Knits said...

P.S happy birthday!