Every year my friends Libby and John host a bunch of us from our Div School days at their house for a weekend of relaxing, singing, eating, and general relaxation. One of the things we like to do is trek into Doylestown and visit the shops. One of the shops where I tend to spend the most money is the yarn store, Forever Yarn, really wonderful yarn store that carries things that I can't find in my local yarn stores in Boston. Yan, the owner of Forever Yarn, is solicitous, knowledgeable, and very welcoming. When I walked in, while she couldn't remember my name, she remembered who I was, knew that I was in town for an unofficial school reunion, and recommended several very beautiful yarns for me to peruse. I bought the following yarns, most of it Neighborhood Fiber, which is apparently a local Boston yarn, but which I've never seen in any of my LYSs back home in Boston.
Brooklyn Striped Scarf with these, for Carlene, and think the colours will work wonderfully together.
This is a yarn I've not seen before, Terra Natural Inspiration, 40% baby alpaca, 40% wool, and 20% silk. It could make a pair of fingerless mitts (which I've never made before), and Yan at Forever Yarn gave me a pattern for such. Might be fun.
Frolicking Feet, in dungaree blue, it's 100% superwash merino, and it's a sock yarn. But with this much, I can make a shawlette or some such.
What an awesome collection of yarn I was able to gather. And working with Yan at Forever Yarn was just a delightful experience. Now I've got a lot of cool stuff to knit (read: add to my stash). And the colours of the Neighborhood Fiber yarns really rocks my stripy socks!
This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.