What the heck does a yarn store owner need from the Sock Summit Marketplace? More yarn – always!
While I wasn’t able to get in on any classes (a little thing called a wedding kinda took center stage), I was able to make it for 2 hours on Saturday morning. And open up my wallet I did? Have to check out all the new yarn, you know. Might be something I need to carry at the shop. And finds? Yup! I narrowed my search to yarn with cashmere, and still was bowled over. Here’s a few of my favorites:
Little Red Bicycle. Aside from the adorable name, the yarn is luscious. I stumbled across ‘Dapper’ – Merino wool, cashmere and silk. Wow! I’m more of a sock than a shawl girl, but this one might just be too nice to wear on my feet. I chose an incredibly deep, rich emerald green called Cthuluh – a 1920′s sea monster apparently trapped in an undersea city in the South Pacific. Whatever; its simply gorgeous. I also found a lace and fingering weight yarn with a strand of gold (warm colors) or silver (cool colors) running through it. All three of these yummies are on their way to the shops bins. Yeah!
Dragonfly Fibers. I walked into this booth and did what I always do – looked for cashmere and pink. Slap me silly! Don’t I have every shade of pink sock yarn ever made? Apparently not. Well, I forced myself to think outside the box, and came up with ‘Golden Pear’ – a neon chartreuse with pops of magenta and bright orange. Now that’s different! The base is called Djinni Sock, and is (you guessed it) cashmere and merino. And whoa is me, I found another skein of pink I had to have – ‘Sixteen Candles.’ Look for Djinni Sock in the FYS sock corner soon, too.
A couple new needles, project bags, some lotion, and a Sock Summit Pint Glass, and I was on my way out the door. Now, what to make with my new goodies (watch my feet for some incredibly flashy socks – a Wendy J pattern, of course).