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.