Today I'll show you my yarn, fabric and thread buys. While in Brooklyn and NYC I visited four yarn/fabric shops: Fiber Notion, Stitch Therapy, and Knit-A-Way in Brooklyn; and Purl Soho in Manhattan. I came away with three impressions of all the shops there:
- The shops are small. I know how expensive NY real estate is and understand the size issues.
- Many shops carry a little bit of everything. Except for Knit-A-Way, which carried only yarn and knit and crochet tools, the shops had yarn, fabric, notions and tools for knitting and crocheting. At Stitch Therapy there was a small scrapbooking section. Purl also carried needlepoint canvases and threads.
- Apparently no one shops for yarn, fabric, etc before 11 am in the morning and stops shopping by 6 pm. I like to shop in the morning and was a little frustrated having to wait until almost lunch time to shop.
Anyway here are my yarn purchases. The pink is Cascade Soft Spun yarn from Purl. It's soft and a dream to work with. I bought three hanks of it and had already used one in a scarf for DIL (photos tomorrow). The blue and red balls are alpaca and are also super soft. I bought them out of the clearance bin at Stitch Therapy. At Knit-A-Way I bought the green and blue Plymouth yarns.
Now for my purchases from the Knit and Crochet Show. The conference was a blast and I'll have a report on it in a day or two. This yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I bought four skeins of each color. One color is mine and one color is for a swap. I won't tell you which is which.
Newton's Yarn Country was at the show and they were selling their yarn at 50% off. I found this orange Newton's Bulky Softball 100% cotton yarn. I've already started a pumpkin sweater for Mr. E with it.
I was free on Friday afternoon and decided that since I was half way there I would go to ABC Stitch Therapy in Grantham, NH. I needed a few more threads and stretcher bars for a needlepoint project that I hadn't been able to get anywhere else. The drive was nice and was able to get all but one of the threads for the project. Now I just need to make the time to work on it.
That's all my purchases from my vacation. I plan to be back tomorrow to show you some of the projects I did work on while I was gone.
I hope you're having a great summer. We are!