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Monday, March 20, 2006

Right after discovering my brilliant idea wouldn't work with the wool I have on hand, I left to go engagement-party-dress-shopping with my mom. Imagine our surprise when the first store we come across in Carrefour Laval carries yarn! While she browsed the needlepoint stuff, I went straight for the wall-o-yarn. Lotsa stuff I hadn't seen before...Phildar...Pingouin (new, not really old)...sock yarn from Sockissima (or something, $18.99 for 100g) and sock yarn from someone else ($4.99 for 50g). Lots of cotton, and pattern books but all in French. Found this James C. Brett yarn called Marble. Hadn't heard of it before. I first grabbed a ball in a colorway of grays with beiges and orange, but then saw the jewel tones and couldn't decide if I wanted to be bold or neutral. My mom decided to go bold, so I bought 3 balls. I couldn't resist the colors. See where it goes blue and green in spots? LOVE that. It also gets pale in spots. LOVE love LOVE the color. It's 100% acrylic but they had no pure wool in anything under worsted. I think all I saw was Alafoss Lopi, which is thicker, and I can get it closer to home. What will it be? Didn't know at first. Kept pulling it out and fondling it and admiring the color. I wanted to do something that showed off the color changes. I finally decided that I'd make a Clapotis with it. (Pattern at www.knitty.com). Maybe it's from wanting to make it for a while. Maybe it's from meeting Kate last week. Maybe it's from finally finding a yarn I like instead of being indecisive about what color Shimmer I wanted to use to knit it in the first place. In any case, Clapotis is what it will be. I needed the retail therapy after the huge yarn bomb this morning, and really feel like following someone else's pattern for a day or so before getting back to designing my own.
posted by Jennifer Lori @ 12:25 AM  
1 Comments:
  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger thoughts from edinburgh said…

    Hi,
    I'm trying to find the manufacturer of pingouin yarn and was wondering if the manufacturers details were listed on any of the yarn that you have.
    I can't find any locally (Edinburgh, U.K.) and the internet search results are all in french which I don't speak so I'm stuck.
    Can you help?

     
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