I’ve been on a self-imposed yarn diet lately. It wasn’t on purpose; I just was so busy taking care of daily living stuff and knitting from stash that I hadn’t been to an LYS since last June.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, a girlfriend posted photos of her latest yarn store binge on Facebook. I fell head over heels in love with one of the skeins she posted and had to buy it for myself. Witness below:
Shepherd Sock by Lorna’s Laces, colorway “Aslan”. Isn’t it gorgeous? It knits up in stripes, and I have 870 yds (2 skeins), so I’m thinking maybe a lacy cropped cardi? We’ll see what pattern presents itself and screams for this yarn.
Speaking of screaming, on Thursday I had to go by The Needle Nook to drop off a couple of pussyhats for today’s March in DC and wandered through the store while waiting for the clerk to photocopy more of the little cards to attach to each hat. A couple of skeins of Malabrigo shouted at me, so they had to come home, too.
Malabrigo Sock, colorway 139 “Pocion”. Destined for socks if I can find the right pattern.
Malabrigo Mechita, colorway 850 “Archangel”. No idea what I’ll do with this one. It’s a single with no twist, so socks aren’t a good idea. Will probably end up as a shawlette.