Tuesday, November 22, 2005

What's New

Well, I finished a hat from my stash which will be sent off somewhere soon. And Anne had requested knitted bears, dolls, etc. for the children so I cast on for a Baby Bobbi Bear in the Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton. It's a fun pattern although the cotton yarn seems to be sucking the moisture out of my hands. Is that possible? I did also finish the mittens for my daughter (don't want to get thrown out of Sandy's KAL :) ). They came out so warm and cozy, I really love that Fleece Artist yarn. Don't know when I'll start the pink mittens, but if I make them for myself, I will, as Cate said, "wear them with pride"!

This past weekend we visited my family in New Jersey and I had a small amount of time to check out a new yarn store in the area - Modern Yarn. They have some of my favorite yarns - the Blue Sky Alpacas, Malabrigo, Manos, Debbie Bliss, Cherry Tree Hill, Noro and some I haven't tried yet, but would like to - Frog Tree Alpaca, Habu (they had a kit with some stainless steel yarn), Cascade 220 (yes, I am ashamed to say that I haven't tried this yarn yet and I've heard such wonderful things about it), Hemp for Knitting, and many more. The store is spacious and well laid out - looks like it will be fun to go back next time I'm visiting. There is another yarn store just down the street (Elly's Knit 'n Rest which has been there forever and has a lot of yarns and a knowledgeable owner), a great coffee shop and restaurants.

Some of this is amazingly true...

Your Birthdate: June 22

You tend to be understated and under appreciated.
You have a hidden force to do amazing things, doing them your own way.
People may see you as strange and shy, but they know little.
Your unconventional ways have more power than they (and even you) know.

Your strength: Standing up for what you know is true

Your weakness: You tend to be picky and rigid

Your power color: Silver

Your power symbol: Square

Your power month: April


CrazyFiberLady said...

I have yet to visit Modern Yarn, but want to hit them shortly. I did get into Elly's a couple of years ago but haven't been back recently. Cascade is a great basic worsted weight wool yarn. I've enjoyed the little experience that I've had with it.

--Deb said...

It's just a shame the parking in Montclair is so bad, huh? We walked right past Elly's, though--it just looked too crowded and unappealing. Maybe I'll have to give it another try!