Yesterday my mother came in for a day of yarn shopping. She wanted to get yarn to make a sweater for Chani, her oldest great grandchild, and we were still stuck on Boo though we thought we might look at books for other ideas as well. So, where does one go for a good selection in this cramped city? Well, I’d never been to Seaport Yarn. What better time to explore?

Wow, what a place. Rooms and rooms of gorgeous yarn in an office building that doesn’t look like it would have a thing to with anything other than finances. We spent at least 2 hours there, if not more. We looked at the Noro over and over. We looked at books for a more affordable substitute. (After all, both my mother and I can spend a fortune on yarn but for a 4 year old that will quickly grow out of it? It seemed excessive.) We looked and we looked but when it came down to it, Boo still won and my mother bought all the Silk Garden she needed, but we subbed in Debbie Bliss Merino DK for the Cash Iroha ruffles and trim. I think it will be gorgeous.

I showed amazing restraint there and didn’t buy a thing. But, when I got home, I succumed to Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool sale, and bought this combo for a future Ribbed Cardi.

Everyone’s doing it! I don’t think I’ll get to this one so soon but it will be waiting for me.

And for my current project, well, it looks like I should have a deliciously soft ribbed turtleneck in time for Thanksgiving.

8 Responses to “Back to knitting”

Sounds like you had such a nice day with your mom! My mom and I share a lot of interests, but knitting isn’t one of them. It must be so nice to be able to share that with her… And that’s going to be one lucky child in Silk Garden.

I’m very tempted to pick up some of that stuff at Elann too, but I really should dip into the stash, I think. Love the colors you chose.

Oh, lovely yarn. What colors did you get? I ended up with the spiced wine but the pottery red is so tempting.

Love the ribbed sweater.

so glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better! i’ve been feeling pretty blah myself, but a quiet weekend has really helped.

and a little fibery enhancement never hurts either, does it?

Seaport is probably my favorite NYC shop; just amazing!

sounds like a great store. and those ribby tneck colors are cool!

I am soooo tempted by the Elann sale….

The way you’re going with the Brooks Farm, I think you’ll have that turtleneck by this weekend.

Yup, I expect to see you WEARING that turtleneck this Friday, missy.

I succumbed to the Elann/ribby cardie combo as well. My bet is that we’ll be working on ours at the same time…like, March?

You picked a beautiful colorway! I can’t wait to knit my own Ribby Cardi. I’m going for the violet heather.