Bree from the Pub Knitters group and our All Things Strings Wednesday night knitting group joined us on our shopping trip today. We had intended on going to Knitters Studio after Unwind and before A Mano, but time spent in the line at Unwind made us rethink the itinerary.
Unwind had a line that looked like one you would see in an amusement park. When you have the back room at 50% off and the front of the store at 30% it brings out the shoppers looking for a bargain. Like I said when someone discounts cashmere at 50% it got my attention.
Two hanks of Sterling Jade Sapphire 6 ply cashmere
Three hanks of Plum Rose 6 ply cashmere
One hank of Vintage Rose variegated 6 ply cashmere
One hank of Tilli Tomas Rockstar Atmosphere
Then at A Mano I picked up 7 hanks of Malabrigo Emerald
We had a 25% discount at A Mano so it wasn't too bad.
Nice pot luck with sandwiches and such. I got up early and made chicken enchiladas for my contribution. Wonderful conversation and great people and knitting once again at A Mano.
Last night as a part of the reorganization project, we went to Trader Joe's Market and picked up a $5.00 basket and used some left over scraps of fabric to create a nice lining to protect the Works in progress. We had bought lined baskets there before but they had none left, so we had to improvise.
Here is my knitting area, complete with purple Ikea chair and close to the WIP baskets.