Thursday, September 27, 2007

Rainy Day Yarn shopping blues.

What happens when we have weather here in Southern Ca...

Last Saturday was supposed to be the end of Summer beach Picnic in Laguna Beach. Friday night we had STORM WATCH 2007 all over the news and we woke to a nice heavy shower in the morning. I know it was going to break soon but the beach skies looked so dark and the wind was gusting so we just rolled over and caught another hour of sleep instead of waking to make the lasagna that I was bringing as my contribution to the potluck.

So what can we do when the weather was iffy? Did someone say go shopping? I'm glad were all on the same page here.... We had plans to go see a yarn store after we saw the Yarn Harlot but time slipped away. So what better time than now huh?

Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica was the initial destination but you know we had to make a few more stops. Nice shop and the owner was very sweet. They are have a 3 month sock club that just ended and they are planning to launch a new one shortly. Quality yarns and lots of hand dyed fiber. We discussed ordering some custom sock yarn from Shaffer and she was very open to our request.

Second Stop was WildFiber just a few blocks away. we've been to wild fiber a few times and wanted to see what had changed since the new owners had taken over. Lots of new sock yarns and new fiber all over the store. a few purchases and we were off to the 3rd stop just to say Hi. A Mano Yarn Center on Venice Blvd is usually on the agenda when we head to the west side of LA. Laura was in the shop and we only planned to sit and talk but you know what happens. The yarn talks to us in secret subliminal mind controlling messages... "Buy me and take me home...." "You need me to come home with you and make the other Yarn Jealous." "You know you want me." "Don't worry, you wife will understand". "Trust me!" Am I the only one who hears those voices? They seem to quiet down when they go into the plastic bag. hehe

OK I know some of you like to see what we brought home.

Two books one pattern and 11 hanks/balls of yarn.

Two balls of Sublime yarn. I loved the color and the pink has a silk sheen to it that you don't get from most cash merino blends. This was a merino/cashmere/silk blend for around $8.00 a ball. So soft too.

Some 100% Soybeen yarn for a special purpose yet to be named.

Mrs. Twisted's favorite color for sock yarn right now. Araucania Ranco sock yarn in colorway #310.

Malabrigo Lace weight merino that is the softest you will ever touch. Cactus Flower and Purple Mystery

The books were one for me on sock construction and design and the second was Crazy Aunt Purls new release. She will be signing books on October 11 at the Grove in LA

Finally the Cookie A Gothic Spires pattern.

Have a Wonderful Evening all of you or both of you, Life is Good!

P.S. It stopped raining before noon and it turned out to be a wonderful day.......


  1. Whew! I am so glad to hear I am not the only person the yarns talk to....

    Lots of yummy yarns there! Sounds like a great time.

  2. Mrs. Twisted2:38 PM

    "Don't worry, your wife will understand"!? That one made me laugh out loud! Damn, you are cute!

  3. Anonymous12:28 PM

    That Compatto store looks so cute just from the outside! You're going to have to give me a list of all these places for when I move back down...



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