Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Yarn + New Project

I can't believe how quickly October is passing by. I have been diligently working away on my husbands cardigan, which is almost finished. There's just an extraordinary amount of finishing involved with it and it is taking a little extra time.

This past weekend we took a little trip into NYC and of course I had to stop by Purl. This is the first time I have been to their new store location - it is a lot bigger than their last space. I just happened to nab Brooklyn Tweed's new yarn, Shelter. I got the last 3 charcoal gray skeins. And I was informed that I got lucky - the yarn is selling out quickly. I think it is destined to become a scarf for my husband.

Some very pretty Koigu just happened to catch the corner of my eye too. I couldn't resist the pretty coral/taupe/turquoise color combination.

I have been promising my son (since last year!) that I would knit him a scarf/hat/mitten set. So on Friday we visited the LYS to pick out some yarn together. We both decided on some marled Cascade 220 with a nice orange as a contrast color. He is finally at the age where he can occupy himself, so on the train ride down to the city I was able to start his scarf as he colored or played games on the iPad or just enjoyed the fall scenery of the Hudson River. I am loving the marled yarn!


Sue said...

Oh Jared's yarn looks wonderful, I do hope one day he ships it to Australia so I can try it out. Your son's scarf looks great with the orange too.

Rainy Daisy said...

oooo! Your son is so lucky. And I expect a full report on the Shelter!

(Maybe I'm looking for reasons that it's not the most perfect-thing-ever so that I don't go out and buy it. On the other hand, maybe I'm looking for reasons that I have to buy it. Either way, I clearly have personal issues that you have to help resolve.)