We went for a walk this morning – it is supposed to rain all afternoon, so we wanted to get out before it did. We took the dogs for a walk, and now they are all passed out on the floor. It was beautiful in the woods – very peaceful and quiet. We are going to go back to doing this every Sunday morning – good for us, good for the dogs.
As I mentioned I went to Kraemer’s this weekend. I hadn’t been there since they remodeled – it really is very nice now – it used to be sort of dreary inside, but now its nice and bright. The yarn organization is a little odd – the yarn they manufacturer is all together – but they also carry other brands – which seem to be scattered randomly all over the store. If there is a system, I couldn’t figure it out. They really don’t carry much, though, beyond their own brands – I saw Dream in Color, and some various sock yarns but that was about it. So if you are looking for a lot of selection, this isn’t the right place. If you are looking for Kraemer Yarn though – it is a great place to see everything they have. I did manage to get a little bit though…and apparently I’m in a brown mood this weekend…
This is their new sock yarn – Saucon Sock – very nice cotton blend. They tend to stick to bright, almost primary colors – but I just loved the brown. It will make nice socks for Larry. The feel of it sort of reminded me of Tofutsies.
While looking at the sock yarn, I saw something out of the corner of my eye.(under the baby yarn so maybe it was the baby in the name that made them put it there?) …Dream in Color Baby laceweight
This is about 700 yards – and I really don’t think it is laceweight – it looks more light fingering weight to me. But this colorway is gorgeous – mostly brown, but a little blue/gold mixed in. I think it will make a gorgeous shawl. I think I may never go back to knitting sweaters!
We have two butterfly bushes, and yesterday was a nice bright sunny day – so the yard was filled with butterflies. I stood under one bush for a while until they forgot about me, so I was able to get some nice pictures…
Well, thank you for all the good tips on getting my willpower back. I had 30 comments on that post, so I used a random number generator and it picked Lisa (who not only has a great blog, but also dyes very beautiful roving that she sells at her Etsy store). Congrats, Lisa – comment with your email and I’ll get your address and send along your package). Thanks, everyone!
OK, I’m off to knit and do a little spinning. Have a great week!