Well friends, this weekend, we had a knitting emergency! My beautiful sister has come for a week-long visit (YAY!) but …. wait for it … she forgot her knitting (gasp!)
Sis couldn’t be on vacation with no knitting, so off to the knitting store (such a burden). We took the opportunity to visit The Altered Stitch, a yarn shop that I’d been looking for an excuse to visit for quite some time!
You know, when Mr. N got his one-year position out in LA, I had such low expectations on the yarn front. It’s so hot, I reasoned, how could there be good wool?
The adorable shop was perfect for Sis to get some emergency yarn. She loves knitting shawls, and the shop is chock full of beautiful hand-dyed yarn — plenty of choice for some vacation inspiration!
There were staples, like Hedgehog and Madelinetosh:
And lovelies that I have only spied on Knitstagram, like Woolen Boon:
I loved that the shop was bursting with color!
And friends, I almost caved and came away with a skein or two of sock yarn. But I took a deep breath and thought it’d be much better to come back to the shop and buy some pretties for a specific project, rather than buying yet another random skein!
Sis, though, came away with two beautiful skeins of toil & trouble‘s Cadence yarn (new to me) in a lovely shade called the Sandman: a beautiful light pink with happy flecks of color. She’s cast on for Summer Flies — if she lets me, I’ll share a little progress pic before she leaves!
So: another successful yarn shop visit! I’m looking forward to a return trip — maybe to get yarn for Waiting for Rain.