Sunday, August 27, 2006

Another Yarn Crawl

Another Saturday and another yarn crawl. Southbound on the 5 was miserable so we had to make some ajustments to our itenerary. We had 5 stores on the list but we decided on two, one new and one of our favorites.

I found a new yarn store Googling the San Diego area. We figured what the hell it was on the way and were we suprised.

Nice cozy shop tucked away in a small shopping center in the seaside town of Solana Beach.
Knitting By the Beach......
The owner, Tanya Alpert was friendly and informed about her inventory and made the visit a pleasure. We were suprised to find yarns not normaly found in the shops we frequent. Not really a fan of cotton but we bought a ball of Cascade Pima Tencel and 3 balls of Lang Silk dream Merino Silk in the most beautiful deepest purple ever.

Then it was off to La Jolla for one of our favorite places.

We perused the inventory and talked to the owner and her wonderful assistant about the trials of lace knitting. We saw a shawl made of Blue Herron Deep space that was AMAZING!!
What an inspiring place to go. There are swatches of most of the yarns and FOs of all kinds all over the stores made of the prettiest fibers. The book selection is the best of any store we know.

We bought a skien of Debbie bliss Pure silk after seeing it in somany stores and touching it every time. After making a test swatch, this is one of our newest favorite yarns. Oh we also bought the Debbie Bliss Pure Silk pattern book and two hanks of Lorna's Laces Swirl DK in Black Purl for good measure

Ok we had to find some nourishment and spend some time enjoying the sun and the ocean so.......

We walked around the corner to burns Drugstore, a really cool place that is like a normal drugstore but also sells tourist trinkets and snacks and even has a Vera Bradley display. What do you expect, we're in a town where there is lots of cash dripping from the shoppers.

Back to the car and we found a supreme spot accross from the beach cliffs that had a grass belt perfect for relaxing and a bit of knitting under the sun

Life is good

Here is a swatch of the Pima Tencel in teal on size 7 rosewoods. So pretty soooo soft. and only $5.50 a ball.

I had to take a picture of this. It looks like two ladies walking with a stroller right?

I know it's hard to see the couple on the bench but thay are staring at this too

A dog in a special stroller....

Red hair and a spoiled dog who doesn't even have to walk. What is the world comming to?

Just a little update on what I'm working on.

I've been working on a tank top called Cherry Bomb in Big Girl Knits, so far soo good. Finished with the torso shaping and learned wrap and turn shaping for the bust. Arm holes and straps are next then the easy back last... Noro Cash Iroha


  1. Mrs. Twisted11:17 AM

    Why is it that I can't seem to fall in love with $5.00 a ball yarn? Why do I pine for the $15.00, $20.00 even $40.00 a ball stuff? How does one satisfy their Debbie Bliss 100% silk sweet tooth with their Lion Brand budget? Oh the unfairness of it all!

  2. So did you pick out the shade of blue for the Cherry Bomb or did the Mrs.?


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