Saturday, November 12, 2005


A group of us went on a shortened yarn crawl today -- we visited one yarn store. Just as well, tornadoes blew through this area of Iowa. Not quite what one expects in November! As far as we know, no one was hurt, but the path we would have been on was such that we would have been driving in heavy wind and rain. Not good. As it was, we drove home from brief periods in driving rain.

While there the group decided that they couldn't wait until December 3rd to meet again, so they will have a "pick-up" meeting this Monday at 4 to start the new projects with the yarn they just purchased. Mittens, socks, afghan, scarf... I'm not sure what else! Knitting enthusiam! Hooray for knitting!

As for me, I bought four skeins of an autumn toned mohair that seemed to want to be a shoulder shawl. This is from vergnasco, and I have 400 yards. More than adequate for the current pattern in mind.

I also bought 2 skeins of a gorgeous Fonty rust mohair (190 meters total)(why do my fingers want to type morhair tonight?) with coordinating ribbon yarn. And one gorgeous lonely ball of Trendsetter Dune that looks as if it is a party all by itself. Again, autumn colors, closer in tones to the rust than the other skeins, but spun with glitz. A yarn of many colors. Whether these will be one shawl or separate hasn't been decided.

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