Thursday, May 10, 2007

What to pack?

Well, I didn't get any yarn shop recommendations, so I guess I will just have to find my own! A lot of the places that we will be going are small-ish towns, so I am not holding my breath to run across many, but I have already found one in York via Google. Again, I will be very close to Rowan Yarns, but without a car, I don't think I will make it there.

So...what to pack? It has to be small and portable (i.e., socks). I was all set to take my new and lovely Yarntini yarn with me, but I am still unsure of what pattern to use for either skein. Since I may be picking these up and putting them down a lot (or not at all), the pattern has to be super simple - basic socks it is. Fellow knitter Melissa mentioned that Knit One had lots of Koigu in stock, and that sounded like just the ticket.

I went to Knit One, and proceeded to locate the Koigu. Before I could get there, though, I spotted this and it was love at first sight:

That's Colinette Jitterbug in the Toscana colorway. A yarn from the UK - what could be more perfect?! Of course, I could not leave without some Koigu (they had a great selection), just in case the Jitterbug was a pool-y mess on me while on the road (and also because I cannot resist it).

This will be my last post before I go, so I will see you all in two or three weeks. I'll miss the third Wednesday knit night at Barnes and Noble - everyone say hi to 40 guy for me!