With all of the snow recently I have been staying a home a bit more these past couple of weeks.
I went to a local yarn store, lys and found some really cool yarns so I figured I would share with you all some of the pics. They are so pretty and I can't wait to knit them up.
I normally just hit up Michaels or AC Moore for my yarn stash. A couple of years ago I use to go to this wonderful lys all of the time but when the recession hit they closed. So I was back to the craft stores.
I recently had over a couple of girlfriends because they wanted to learn how to knit. So while I was teaching them I remembered how much fun it was to get out of my comfort zone and try new patterns. I could always go to my lys and get help in fixing any mistakes I made, help with understanding the pattern or stich.
So I googled yarn stores close to my work to see if there were any worth hitting up. I found Woolbears close by work and hours that I could easily go after work. I was so happy to find such a great lady who was working and helped me with my yarn selection and showed me were the clearance yarn was at!
What I tend to do with higher priced yarn is get one skein and use it for a scarf or rim of a hat up to where the hat touches the skin then transfer to a cheaper yarn on top to finish the hat.
I am already thinking about taking a class on either how to make socks or a sweater. I can't decide which yet.
A georgous blue purple yarn that was hand dyed and spun.
A multi colored hand spun yarn on 40% off sale!
Close up no flash.
Some great greeny yarn that I already rolled so that it was easier to knit with. When they come in skeins I find it to hard to knit with so I roll it up in a ball so that it is easier to come off.
Already the beginnins of a scarf.
You don't have to have that much skill to make useful items too. For example one of my first attempts at fingerless gloves I still wear at work because it is always so cold!
I have had them for a couple of years and they have been well worn. It only took me a couple of hours to knit these up while I was watching tv one night.
They aren't very long on but easily tuck into my shirt sleeve.
Not too bad, works for work!
Thank you for checking out my yarn!