I had this Birthday gift certificate for Annie & Co burning a hole in my bag since I received it in August. Last Thursday I jumped on the subway and in 3 stops and a few walking blocks later I was in wool fume heaven with my favorite LYS person Alyssa.
Good thing she was there too because I wanted cotton. I've never bought cotton for something other then house stuff and wasn't sure if it would make a good hat. I was afraid that the cotton wouldn't have enough spring if I made a lacey summer beret. Alyssa suggested I do the brim with elastic in a coordinating color. Great idea!
I also wanted to make myself a lacey summer cardigan in a fine gauge cotton. I found a nice light ice blue in cotton by Araucania. Its sock weight - so I may not get this one finished until the end of this summer (or maybe next). I have a design in my head for it. I'll show it to you - when it works out. Not if but when - I am determined.
While I was there I also perused the sale section. Oh what a section it was - everything in it was 40% off! I am on a budget so I had to choose carefully which was not an easy feat considering all the good stuff to choose from. I picked 2 skeins of Cashmere (yes for 40% off).
I also fell in love with this red lace weight yarn - I feel a red lace triangle coming on some day and I want to be prepared.
All the wool fumes were so intoxicating that I walked home to 28th Street from 92nd. And then I sat down to knit.