Thursday, March 29, 2018

North Shore yarn crawl goodies

Here are my goodies from the North Shore yarn crawl earlier this month. 

I didn't post earlier because some of these items were gifts in a swap. My partner has received her package, so now I can show off all the goodies.  I've already started working on Low Tide with the Ultra Alpaca Fine.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

North Shore Yarn Crawl 2018

I've been pretty much ignoring the emails about the North Shore Yarn crawl this year.  My yarn usage has been low over the past few years, and my yarn and fiber purchases have outpaced my yarn use.  But the yarn crawl starts today and so I looked at it more closely.

My new yarn store find (Another Yarn), closeish to my office, was on the crawl list.  So is what I thought was my closest LYS (Merrimack Yarns).  But looking at the list I found there were several stores I had never heard of nearby.  Some are clearly new, others just new to me.

52 Water Street, North Andover, MA

66 Wharf Street, Salem, MA

65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA

18 Market Street, Ipswich, MA

It almost made me plan a path to visit them tomorrow.  You qualify for the grande prize if you get a stamp from at least 6 of the 9 shops in the crawl.  But then I thought no need to run around.  My next few days are packed.  But it is good to know there are places nearby to visit when I need to smell the wool fumes.  And who knows, maybe I will visit one. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mora home stretch

My Mora is a size medium. The one I made for my sister was a large. I know I made mine to be a little longer. I have 9 cable repeats in the body. Hers has 8. I used a size 8 needle to do the color work. Rather than the 7 I used for hers. But I did not expect to use 2 additional balls of yarn compared to hers. Have I knit a dress without realizing?  
Very strange. 

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