Sunday, November 6, 2011
Yarn Wonderland and Fiber Lust
This yarn store is like falling into the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland.
I was Alice and I fell into a wonderland of yarn and fiber.
It is an over-abundant haven ("heaven")... for the obsessed.
And BUTTONS... thousands of buttons.
Samples of completed yarn patterns are everywhere, so you can see what the yarn looks like knitted into a child's sweater or socks..
... or a scarf.
But then, as a White Rabbit ran between my legs (It might have been a cat.), I saw the yarn of my dreams.
I'm sorry, truly I am. I bought something that was not Made In America, but there is nothing like this made here in the states. If you know of a good local alternative... comment.... I'm all ears.
I don't think that the sheep care whether they are in Japan or California as long as they are feed everyday.
I know, I know... that's not the point.
I will try harder. I will have more restraint when I'm not so in love with all of this.
Each hank was $10. for... oops, I can't read the wrapper. I think it's a 50 gram ball. Which means (if my calculations are even close) that you have about one hundred nine yards of yarn to knit with.
I bought two balls of this. Noro is 100% wool. The description says Kureyon. I don't see a color name on the tag but there are specific blends in different shades and they are all unbelievably beautiful.
Since I've been home I have taken some photos of the yarn and some of the roving that I bought.
This is the Noro yarn, above. This weekend I finished crocheting a scarf using the yarn and tomorrow I will felt it.
I will do a post, with photos, on the methods to my madness Tuesday.
I also bought some Merino Hand Dyed Spinning Fiber. for my Nuno felting .
The store had so many lovely blends of colors, but I loved this one.
It's called FOREST.
It goes with my livingroom.
I may just leave it on the side table until I use it.
It's like a magical gift waiting to be opened.
Anyway, I have just finished crocheting a medium length scarf with the Noro yarn and, if my shrinkage calculations are good, I will have a really nice felted neck scarf for... a Christmas present.
The Yarn Boutique is at 963 -C, Moraga Rd. Laffayette, CA.
The customer service is great and the prices are reasonable. They wind your yarn for you and the owner's are helpful and very nice.