Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yarn Hop 2011

My knitting group organized a whole day of yarny goodness a few weekends ago. We had hoped for a better turnout than we had (only six of us went), but we all had a great time anyway! We visited eight yarn stores in the Salt Lake area. I like to support local businesses when I can, so I wanted to get a little something from each shop, but I only found stuff I wanted at six of them. Well, that's not entirely true. I did see things I wanted at every shop. But I was trying to be good, and I knew Scott was watching the bank account online while we were shopping...

When we got to the first yarn shop on our list, it was still a few minutes until they would be open, but what do you know, there was a bakery right next door. I had the best cinnamon roll I've ever had. It was mouthwateringly good! We also stopped in the middle of the day and had lunch at this cute little shop where I had a most delicious chicken caesar wrap and an Italian soda. And we all had coupons for it!

All together I ended up spending about $180, so I think I won't even let myself look at more yarn for a while...but look, I took pictures of all my new pretties!

This one is a muted peach/purple color. I never thought peach and purple would go together, but since they're so muted it works well. I'm thinking socks here.

I saw the sparkles and I couldn't help myself. Scarf, probably, maybe a gift for someone.

This is such springy sock yarn, and it's less orange and more pink than it looks on this picture.

This one is a skein that matches a blue one that one of my knitting friends bought, so we decided we'd do a sock KAL (knit-a-long) together with it! We haven't picked a pattern yet.

This is made of bunnies, and was half off.

These have some alpaca and silk in them, so they're super soft. Plus they were on sale.

And I had to get some Noro on sale. It's laceweight. I have no idea what I'll use it for, but it's going to be gorgeous!

And there goes my yarn budget for A WHILE. I need to find some special yarn for a wedding shawl I plan on making for a dear friend, but other than that I think I will try not to buy any more yarn this year. TRY.


Beverooni said...

Thank goodness the year is almost over, right? They're beautiful. It will be fun to see what you make out of them.

Nicole said...

It was tons of fun! The peach and purple skein you bought reminds me of a sunset. Now that I've talked to Holly I will post pictures of the day on ravelry. :)

Kim said...

"This is made of bunnies and was half off."


Also, it looks very cuddly.