Post L. A. Yarn Crawl

I just now unpacked my purchases from the Los Angeles Yarn Crawl. The first was a Berroco Vintage DK (Fiber Content: 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; Yarn Color: 2189; Yarn Weight: 3, DK), purchased at The Purl Side, for a Judy’s xmas gift, which will be The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief. Unfortunately, I just noticed I grabbed two different colors of grey. I wanted the darker one. I had bought one and then we went to lunch across the street. During lunch, I thought I should get one more skein to make sure I had enough to make a shawl big enough from the kerchief pattern. I ran back in grabbed – what I thought was the right color – and we headed off to the next store. Now I need to go all the way back to Glendora, after making sure they have the color I need, to make an exchange. Aiyaa!

Berroco Vintage DK
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The second yarn I bought was an indulgence on my part, mostly for the color: Knitted Wit (Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; Yarn Color: Salted Caramel; Yarn Weight: 1, Single Fingering). This was purchased at Abuelita’s Knitting & Needlepoint, after going to Pasadena the wrong month for the Vogue Knitting Live Show. Aiyaa! The good thing is that I have enough to make the Skylark in Wonderland with this. Woohoo!

Knitted Wit
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Concepts In Yarn and Needlepoint

Cascade Elysian
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I was short two skeins of Cascade Elysian – light as air and excellent squish – to complete Lynette’s baby afghan (Mayflower Baby Blanket), so we went down to Concepts in Yarn and Needlepoint yesterday to see if we could acquire more. I was so excited, as I have been wanting to visit the store, and now I know how to get there and where it is!

OMG! The yarn colors were outrageous! The fibers full of texture! The store: comfy with two big tables to sit and crochet, knit or needlepoint. I could have stayed there all day, as I really miss sitting around a table with other fiber artists and chatting whilst stitching.

I got to meet June and Joanne, the proprietors, who were just as pleasant as pleasant can be. Joanne offered to help me convert my Jump For Joy Hoodie pattern from size: newborn to size: XXXL! Because Lynette was tooting my horn, I might be able to secure some extra income for crocheting…AND…I may be guest teaching crochet there soon.

As for the yarn, we only found one additional skein – we needed two, per the pattern – so I will need to improvise the border.

Can’t wait to return!

Oh, and the best part…they sell Universal Uptown Worsted, my new favorite acrylic yarn.

 

Second Opinion: Crooked Teeth Shawl Color Scheme

Crooked Teeth Shawl
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This is MY proposed color scheme for my next shawl: Crooked Teeth – by Death Cab for Cutie. If you would like to suggest a different color scheme please leave a comment with the numbers in your suggested order. I will be checking this post tonight before I go to bed, as I am due in the “dentist” office first thing tomorrow and will begin this shawl as I sit in the waiting room. I have a tooth that requires a root canal or extraction, a wisdom tooth that extraction is suggested, and the roots of a broken tooth that extraction is suggested.

Yesterday, I was going through some yarn on my shelf and noticed a layer of dust on the yarn. This was a clear indication to me that I need to address the yarn in this shelf immediately. Everything else is in bins and or covered, so it can wait.

The only identifiable yarns in the picture above are Pingouin Pingoluxe (Yarn #: 3; Fiber Content: 73% Acetate, 32% Polyamide; Yarn Color: 01; Yarn Weight: 3, DK) and Newton’s Yarn Country Nevada (Yarn #: 8; Fiber Content 100% Rayon).