Back in July I was down in Portland, Oregon for a few days (work conference).
Portland is a pretty darn good place to have to go for work if you are a knitter.
From my downtown hotel, there were three yarn shops within walking distance!
Not that I need yarn, mind you. But I’m looking at this as an entertainment expense.
(And souvenir yarn occupies a special exempt status in the stash)
I like to look, of course, but usually commercial yarn doesn’t hold much appeal for me anymore.
But browsing around Knit Purl I found a yarn that really made my day.
I think I was initially drawn in by the color.
A rich but creamy pink-red, with little flecks of orange.
And the sheer size of the skein- a whopping 660 yds.
And then I touched it. And I couldn’t put it down.
Galler Yarns Heather Prime Alpaca. In Tomato Bisque.
I’m not even a big fan of alpaca, but I love this yarn.
And I just found the perfect pattern for it (thank you Ravelry!)
Just cast on Friday, and I really like how it’s coming along!
In other wool news, I am playing around with making dryer balls.
Another use for wool leftovers!