Monday, November 12, 2007

the shop hop begins

Lou and I drove to 4 of the shops on Saturday starting in Snellville at All That Yarn, then to Main Street in Watkinsville, Only Ewe and Cotton Too in Alpharetta and Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock. We wanted to get all the stores that were the farthest away first and then all the ones in town will be easier during the week. I've been to 6 of the 10 now and shouldn't have any problem getting to the other 4. We heard of several other groups making the rounds on Saturday, but we only met up with one other person we knew from the guild. I tried to find unique stuff or something new I hadn't seen or bought before since I knew I'd be buying small(ish) amounts.
Here is what I've acquired so far...

Arucania Ranco #307
Arucania Ranco #301
Tofutsies 732
Paca Paints Moonlight
Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky #12
Beroco Ultra alpaca - for the Argyle scarf in Son of Stitch n bitch

We are doing a knit along for the arglye scarf from Son of Stitch N Bitch in our Friday Night group at Knitch. I'm using the Ultra Alpaca I bought. I'm curious to see what colors other people have chosen. It's done in double knit so it will take a while.

I finished my second Koolhaas hat. I used Cascade 220 black and Noro Silk Garden #8. It took a little longer than the first since it was fair isle. This one was a little snug, so I'm going to make it again and go up a couple of needle sizes and fewer pattern repeats.

I've also started the Cables & Corrugations Sock from Cat Bordhi new book New Pathways For Sock Knitters: Book One. I'm using White Oak TVyarn (Nightmare After Christmas is the colorway). This was from the SAFF stash of Melissa.. she was divesting herself of some of her purchases.

I started a Noni bag for Knitch last night too. It will be a shop sample. It's all fair isle and will probably take me a few weeks... it's a big bag.


  1. Beautiful yarns! But that hat totally knocks me out - it reminds me of stained glass windows! Very cool.

  2. I'm glad I was at Knitch yesterday to see that hat close up & personal. Where did you get the fair isle pattern for that or did you just improvise? I probably already know that answer. Your knitting is magnificent.

  3. I love the hat! I am really surprised at how different Koolhaas looks in colorwork. You really inspire me to get more creative with patterns.

  4. Beautiful stash enhancements! I can't wait to get started with the KAL for the scarf. I need to find some yarn... Can we do that after Xmas - after the laceathon I am committed to??? And I need to make a second Koolhaas with your pattern change - that looks so awesome!

  5. I want to be part of the knit a long for the scarf too. After Christmas gets my vote. The hat is GEEE-OR-GIUS! hmmmm....stash yarn

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