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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Toronados sweeping through Central Illinois while we dodged torrential rain to go to Knitting Shop!

Pat needed to walk briskly for 30 minutes so I suggested we walk to a knit shop I wanted to visit here in Chicago. (We're in Chicago for weekend, we're up here at least monthly) I don't believe we have cute little knit shops in Peoria with fancy shmancy yarn so I wanted to check this place out.

I bought four skeins or really 2 skeins and 2 hanks to be exact and wow I spent $100 basically. But online some yarn I wanted would have cost me that for just 2 skeins so could be worse.

Alpaca with a twist-Baby Twist



The top one Pat picked out himself after he said "Hey you can make me a scarf for Christmas!" One down just three to go. Joe wants socks but I haven't picked up that yarn yet. And Rylie I bought some yarn to make something but of course the kids will probably want more than just knit goods for Christmas. But I do prefer gifts that are made to those bought in stores. No idea how long it'll take me to knit all of this. I need to finish this green cape I started that is a little over half done so I can work on the Christmas stuff. I could stop it and pick it up again but I'm on a roll with it and I'm afraid to not finish it. Plus I had an amazing idea today. This cape comes from a book that is designed to use ArtYarns. When I saw this book at JoAnn's I certainly didn't realize a couple things:
1. How incredibly beautiful some yarn is now days.
2. How outrageously expensive yarn is now days!
3. How hard to find some of this yarn is except on the internet.
I don't know about you but I kind of like to see the yarn before I spend $96 on 2 skeins. So I couldn't commit to buying the yarn for the cape in the book I liked that led to me starting knitting again. I also wasn't sure of my skills so I bought cheap yarn.
One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs

Bait and switch! Here's the yarn they used.
ArtYarns Silk Mohair Rhapsody in Leaf Green and Leaf Green with Silver Glitter (glitter on the left)

The glitter is every so faint, you can't even tell in the picture in the book the two different yarns or how the transition to the glittered yarn adds to the peice. Yet the OCD in me can't let go of having some glitter in my capelet. So today while riding the bus I had this great idea! I could get a silver thread and twist it or just knit it along with my plain old yarn as I go when I get to that part. It would add just a touch of glitter (or more than a touch) but then all my yarn would match like theirs. If this works I could be on to something!

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