At the un-Godly hour of The Sun's Still in the East, Sarah and I set off for the James River Yarn Crawl. It was a beautiful day for a road trip.
|James River Yarn Crawl|
We only made it to three out of the six yarn shops, and it's a good thing too! I bought so much yarn! I'm overwhelmed by it all and I won't be eating, or at least able to buy groceries, for the next six months.
We did manage to stop for lunch before I spent my last penny.
I'll share trip details and my purchases with you over the coming days.
|The start of a new Hitchhiker|
Oddly, the first thing I started knitting from the new stash is another Hitchhiker... with my least favorite yarn of all that I purchased. I've seen several other people knitting Hitchhikers with gradient yarns and I felt the
Either gradient yarns are falling out of favor or they are more popular than ever because The Center of the Yarniverse was the only shop out of the three that we visited that had any in stock. I like the colors in this yarn, I mean, what's not to like about greens, blues and grays? Specially greens, blues and grays that look like old, faded denim. But it's cotton, and I'm not a fan of knitting with cotton. Actually, it's 55% wool and 45% cotton. But that 45% is enough to already have my fingers aching. I have the feeling that this Hitchhiker is going to be a slow slog of a knitting project. But the colors - the colors will make it worth the effort.
|photo courtesy of lodestoneandladysmantle.blogspot|
Meanwhile, I'm off to photograph my new precious yarns. Just as soon as the spouse leaves for work and I can safely take them out of hiding.