Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yet more yarn

A wonderful visit to the Big Apple resulted in ... yes ... TWO yarn store visits and ... yes ... MORE YARN. By the pound! School Products is an unusual industrial-like store on the third floor of a building on Broadway and 28th. The doorman knew without me saying a single word that I was there for the yarn store and directed me upstairs. Hmmm. What do knitters look like? Or maybe it was the needles sticking out the side of my bag pack.

So there are tables and tables of yarn on cones, sold by the pound. How many pounds does it take to make a sweater, I asked? Sounds like a joke, n'est ce pas? I bought 2 pounds of a lovely blue-marble alpaca wool blend. Turns out it is Marble, by Karabella. $84 bucks, and I'll probably be able to knit 2 adult sweaters from it. Good deal.

Then, the next day, Twin2, or TwinB as she was known in the womb, and I went to Flying Fingers in Irvington. A world of difference from School Products. Lush skeins of yarn pouring from packed shelves, comfy loveseats, a table full of knitters learning new techniques. But small. Most of their stash is down the street in a warehouse, but there are at least two "runners" -- young men who zip over to the warehouse and come back in record time with yarn, needles, or whatever you want. No die-cast model of the Flying Fingers yarn bus though. :(

So a successful trip, more yarn, and nary a finished product to boast of. Sigh.

1 comment:

Gaile said...

That Karabella yarn was a nice score, I just saw it at kpixie.com for $9/ball! They have a cute sweater pattern using that yarn too (search for KK409).