I am not proud. I did not practice restraint. The original plan was to hit a couple of local shops, my favorite shop and two shops I had never visited before. That is not what happened. I hit the local shops on Friday. It was nice to visit the familiar places and see what they had. I picked up a few things and at some point while I was breathing the yarn fumes I decided that hitting a few shops on Saturday would be a good idea. My mother and N joined me. We hit five shops. Of course two of those were the ones I’d never been to and one was too crowded to even look around. Sunday I had originally planned to hit my favorite shop which is a bit farther a field than I normally travel when I looking for a quick yarn fix. After having visited eight of the twelve shops over two days I decided to go ahead and just visit the final four. It’s a special event I told myself. It’s important to shop locally and really these are all my LYSs. Or maybe I have no self-control. Something like that. So what did I get? Not shown is a gift. The other things are a skein of Cascade Heritage in color 5613, a skein of Bashful Bags and Fiber in pinks, a skein of Toil and Trouble in The Hath, two skeins of Berroco Comfort worsted weight in 9752 and 9740, a skein of Cascade 220 superwash in 893, 2 skeins of Regia design line jazz color in 6451, a skein of Zauberball, a skein of Malabrigo worsted in black, a 4 oz braid of Mad Color Fiber Arts polwarth wool combed top (the fiber and the Malabrigo will be thrummed mittens), a skein of Regia BlitzColor in 2526, 2 skeins of Jamieson’s double knitting in purple haze and thistledown, a small plastic notions case for stitch markers and 2 patterns: Cottage Creations Scandinavian Cardigan and Hannah Fettig’s sunnyside cardigan.
The yarn crawl is so much fun and a great excuse to visit the Northshore area of Massachusetts in the spring. Though I’d be happy to visit these shops any time.