Saturday, June 18, 2005
Floating On Air
Unexpected things often make me happy. Yesterday I had an unplanned afternoon off and took an impromptu trip to my favorite LYS, The Yarn Shoppe, which recently moved to a new location, 250 East Main Street in Norton, MA. (Can you believe they have no website??)
The new store is right off of Rt. 495 - very easy to find, with lots of parking. It is so much bigger, with room for many tempting displays, patterns, books, and even a few classrooms. The yarn selection seems to have grown too. I spotted a whole shelf of Noro Silk Garden and Kureyon, which I don't think they carried in the former location. Right near the front door was a cubby full of this delicate lace weight by Crystal Palace, in many colors. I'd planned to just buy sock yarn, but this blue, pink, lavendar haze of a yarn wouldn't stop calling to me. [Note to my my knitting friends: I know we've been trying to plan a trip. I'm sorry we didn't go together, but you know I will happily go again. Next time, okay? ]
After a lovely, lazy summer evening spent watching the Red Sox win, I accomplished this.
I only had to put my needles down a few times, once to see Tek do this. He is just fantastic. Sorry, back to the knitting. The pattern is very, very simple. I'm using size 6 needles. Knitting with this lace weight yarn is like knitting with air, it just floats.
I'm hoping this will be done by Saturday. I'm going to a wedding and would love to wear a simple summer dress with this light little shawl. I haven't actually bought the dress yet, but I'm imagining it will look lovely. You know you have a knitting addiction when you must find a dress to match your yarn!
Posted by Lisa at 5:22 PM