We went up to Connecticut last weekend for my nephew's wedding. Which was lovely, by the way. Coincidentally, my favorite yarn store, WEBS, was a short 30 minutes from where we were staying.
There are lots of ways I can describe the feeling I get when I walk into that store. "kid in a candy store" comes to mind.
Needless to say, I left the store with bags full of goodies, adding a considerable amount of yarn to my already bulging stash. One thing I know for sure is this addiction to yarn is universal among knitters/crocheters.
For example, a few weeks ago we were browsing around a local flea market when I spotted a fellow knitter. She was one of the vendors. She was sitting under her tent with a lap full of delicate, cobwebby, glittery yarn. I approached her, a little hesitantly, me being the shy one and all and tentatively asked her what she was making. She said it was going to be a scarf and the stitch she was knitting is called Entrelac.
Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations.
The stitch looks like this:
We chatted for a while. She told me about a few websites she uses to find free patterns. I admired the yarn she was using. She thanked me and talked about the number of bins in her closet which are filled with yarn That's when she admitted her addiction. I understood.
Anyway back to WEBS. They have a nice sitting area, right in the front of the store, with comfy club chairs for the person who is not shopping, usually the men.
Whenever we go to WEBS Ross brings his Kindle and settles himself in one of the chairs. He invariably winds up commiserating with a fellow non-knitter (usually another guy).
Like many other yarn stores, WEBS displays many finished works. One of the items on display was a shawl. Actually, Ross pointed it out to me and suggested that it would look great with the dress I'm going to be wearing to the next wedding we are going to in October (my niece).
The name of the pattern is Cane Bay Wrap designed by Sarah Smuland.
I chose worsted weight yarn from "The Fibre Company" called "Canopy", the color is crocus. The content is 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino & 20% Viscose Bamboo.
I started knitting this on Sunday by the light of the Red Moon.
The wedding is only ten days away so I’m getting’ busy. I am one-third of the way done.