Friday, August 18, 2006
Took a walk today ...
I put on my happy feet Tropicana socks today and off I went for a walk ...
Not only is it exercize but I had a motive to get moving ... called SHOPPING!
I intended to stop by a new yarn store in town ...
Seed Stitch Fine Yarn
at 10 Front Street in Salem, MA.
It's a really nice place that I'm hoping to get to know even better and I met the shop proprietor, Victoria. She helped me pick out the yarn I needed for DH's hat. [See, I really meant it when I said I would knit one for him.] Well about this new shop ...
They'll have classes starting in September if you're interested ... call (978) 774-5557.
And here's a little yarn porn I got while I was there ...
Cleckheaton Merino Supreme
100% Australian Pure New Wool --- and it feels so yummy!
Okay, I DID start another sock. But it's a relaxing easy knit. No real brain strain to this Easy Sock I'm knitting with Meilenweit Cotton Multi Jacquard. It's 45% Cotton 42% Wool & 13% Polyamid. Made in Italy but was one of my purchases while I was in The Netherlands last year. I've made one pair with this brand so far and have 3 more left. It's a really nice yarn to knit with. I might even give one of these skeins to my Yarn Aboard Pal.
It's different from what she's used in the past, but I think she will really like the feel of it. It also washes up really nicely even in a washing machine [I also throw it in the dryer & it still looks great.] I hope she like's it. I know I do and we all need good summer socks too. Right?
Oh ya, I have just a few things "hanging around the house" that I've knit up for my new little munchkin ... Jayden. I think I'll put them aside to take up to her next week. Found the pattern in the book One Skein by Leigh Radford ... quick and easy to knit.
I made all three in one weekend ... under one skein each too.
Sometimes those easy knits really hit the spot in satisfaction!