I am surprised it has been a month or so since my last post. I haven't been spending too much time knitting, though that does not mean that I have not been acquiring more yarn than I can use... actually, I just returned from a week long vacation where I picked up a mere two skeins (showing restraint!) but, if I am honest, I had received a nice, large package from Webs summer sale a few days before leaving.
While on my vacation, I visited a beautiful little shop in Little Rock called The Yarn Mart. I couldn't believe the huge inventory they had crammed into such a small (looking) store. I could have found anything I wanted there, which meant I spent a long time browsing and touching. Their selection of Manos yarn is really amazing, and I was happy to have held and seen Manos in person for the first time (!). I picked up a skein of Maxima for a vacation hat, to be made soon. I also had to pick up a skein of tosh merino light... I could tell their selection had been picked over, with only a few colorways left, but that is to be expected and the Trodden colorway that I brought home with me, is beautiful. So beautiful that I have spent the last half day trolling Ravelry for the right pattern.
As for my vacation knitting, I finished:
A honey cowl in some gifted, local Oregon yarn.
One in a pair of mittens for Phillip in Berroco Comfort.
A Graham hat in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, which I am loving.
As for my recent yarn acquisitions:
various skeins of Cascade 220...notably in Straw, and Sparrow, which are my new favorite colorways.
The TML in Trodden.
Elsebeth Silky Wool in Mallard, which one day will maybe become a Springtime Bandit, or maybe Sugared Violets?
I am off to begin my first of my two post-vacation projects with the TML.... I can't wait any longer!