Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Pretties

I promised pictures of what I got in NYC on my yarn crawl, so here they are!
Let's see- the pom poms and the pink cone of wool/stainless steel at the top were from Lion Brand, where I started the day. I also talked to the crochet person from their store, and we decided that we should be best friends because we are both store crochet people. But since I don't know her name and I'm not store crochet person anymore, this plan seems flawed.
I went to Purl Soho next, and it was just as awesome as I hoped. I got the yellow and blue in the bottom left there- yummy alpaca. I also got the bright pink Purl Soho Line Weight there, and the two skeins of grey Loft at the top that I've caked up. They will be legwarmers sometime soon.
My last stop was way out after walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. I let Andrew come along on the last bit to explore Brooklyn together a little. He waited very patiently for me in the store- mostly because we'd spent several hours walking and there was a comfy chair for him to sit down in.

I have close ups of this pretty- lookit her, cashmere! I'm so excited for this. It's going to be a perfectly plush, soft little cowl.
In the back of this, you can also see the three colours of Barnwool I got. They're going to be a cowl too- it'll start with the darkest colour and move up to the lightest. I can't wait!
And they're both store brand, too. I tried to do a lot of that, because I wanted things I can't get here. I love me some MadTosh, but I can get MadTosh all over TO- Purl Soho Lineweight, not so much.
After the stop at Brooklyn General Store, Andrew and I went off to the Doctor Who themed pub, which was most excellent. The bathroom is a TARDIS! My little nerdy heart sang with joy. We also had a drink called the 10th Doctor. Eee!

I didn't just get yarn, though. At Purl Soho, I bought this little stack of fat quarters. They're so pretty! As you can see, two pieces have already become new bags. I'm probably going to do this for all of them- sew up one project bag with a matching zipper notion bag.

I did get a few other things- some stitch markers for my friend Alia, who looked after my froggy while I was gone, a pack of adorable embroidery patterns for Kate, and the pom poms which I am so excited about. Pom poms. I love 'em.

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