So I now have not one, but two really, really good yarn stores within walking distance of my home, even worse, within biking distance (I have a basket on my bike, double the carrying capacity!)
So after dropping close to $400 at Wolseley Wardrobe, I went down to check out Ram Wools new worker owned co-op store. Ouch my wallet. It's all for Xmas, I keep reminding myself. Except it's not, not by a long shot.
But c'mon, 750yds of Fleece Artist Nyoni for $20? Like you'd say no! And yes, I'm crazy, I'm planning to make sweaters from this sock yarn. I'm planning on something really loose and drapey for summer and early fall/spring. I bought 2 skeins each of two different colourways. One a very summery blue/green/red close to the skein on the right in that link above (it's darker irl) and one a very bright orange/red/yellow/rust that will be for fall. Maybe I'll make stoles and shawls out of that one instead, I'll see how I feel in October or so when I get around to it.
And yes, there was more. They have a bargain yarn wall. A whole WALL, divided by colourway. I tried not to go nuts. Bought some Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Lace in Fern to make this, which I'm hoping to have done for Folk Fest in July. I also bought an Addi Turbo Lace circ and this is making the Clapotis go much, much faster. Not only the needle itself, but the fact that I need it to make Muir and I can't start on my shawl until I'm done that millstone around my neck, I mean, lovely scarf for my lovely sister...