Two posts in one week - WOW - that must be a record for me.
I promised to show you the yarn shop I visited while in the Clearwater area this past weekend. It is called Uncommon Threads and was a very nice shop. Sadly I did not have time to peruse every bin as Jody was patiently sitting in the car in the blazing 100 degree temps - I did of course leave the a/c on for him but still - it was a quick trip. They do promote spinning in this shop so there was yummy fibers and wheels there as well.
There was a class going on behind the cash register area so I could not get any closer to the spinning fibers.
Here is another shot near the front of the shop
I can shop quick when under pressure. I had already gotten the scoop from Cari on what they carry and since this is her LYS - she made it easier for me to focus quickly. I spotted a beautiful hand dyed 100% silk yarn by Claudia Handpaint. I did not know this company did silk - I have seen their sock yarn locally but that was it. This was a little more than I wanted to pay but it was 1100 yards and there is that Eiffel Tower shawl I have been toying with starting. OOH LA LA - perfect I think. The color is called Woodland Moss - it looks quite brown in the photo but is actually a "typical Mel color" a goldish greenish moss color and while I perused the bins around the store - I could not get this skein off my mind.
Then at the last minute - I spotted on the very botton bin some Malabrigo Lace - funny thing about malabrigo - you either love it or hate it - I don't hate it but I m not that enamoured with the worsted weight. I have a lovely skein of their sock yarn that I have never tried however I really do like the lace weight. I did the Ruffled Fichu in malabrigo lace and I recently started the Featherweight Cardi in MalaB lace. So I was able to snag 3 skeins of Little Lovely - which is shades of pink - all the way from petal pink to almost lipstick red.
Not sure why this photo is so orangey because it is truly lovely shades of pink.
I took a photo of the front of the shop but the glare was too bad to post. So quick trip but nice shop - if you are ever in the area of Palm Harbor - go check them out and maybe if you're lucky you'll see our blog friend Cari there.
One last shot before I go - I have been really putting the needle to the linen on the newest BBD AoTH piece Happy Birthday. My DM's birthday is this month and when this came out a couple of weeks ago - I thought ...... do I dare ........ can I ........ will I .......... I sure am going to try ..........to stitch this for her birthday. I hope she will think it's a special gift - she knows how little I actually finish - not that I am not constantly doing something - knitting - hooking - stitching but I work on so many different things - I don't get that many actual finishes.
If I had known this dang thing had all those lazy daisys in it - I probably would have skipped trying to get it done for her and just left it for my big AoTH sampler however I imagine they will be cute and I hope they will go fast.
Thanks for all the commenters on my last blog post - It was fun hearing your glory days of Rock and Roll stories and to you girls - I would say - when you're driving down the road or cleaning your house - turn up that radio and rock out to your favorite band and sing it loud!
I love old textiles - samplers quilts rugs coverlets furniture etc. I love samplers and stitching them. Knitting has been with me my whole life and is probably my first love. Rug hooking is a passion for me and I really love the creative freedom in working with wool. Hope you enjoy all my wooley thoughts !