No trip to California is complete without some yarn shopping. I'm sure that doesn't surprise you. My plan was to pick up some yarn for my friend Amy as a thank you/Christmas gift. I went into each store with only her in mind but somehow a couple of skeins found their way into my suitcase.
My goal was to specifically find some worsted weight Anzula yarn (she's a dyer from Fresno, just in case you didn't know). When I go out of town I like to buy things I can't get in Akron and this had been my plan since the beginning of December. The first yarn store I went to only carried Azula yarns in fingering weight. For me that's fine, but Amy has enough fingering weight yarn for a small army (or at least to make enough socks to warm a small army). I had promised I would look for worsted or dk weight for her.
So instead I bought this skein of Dreamy (75/15/10 Merino, Cashmere, Silk) in the color Country Green for me.
I bought this skein of Squishy (75/15/10 Merino, Cashmere, Nylon) in Paprika just in case I didn't get the chance to go to another yarn store before I left. I figured it was really pretty and Amy would still like it, even if it was fingering.
Of course I did make it to another yarn store where in addition to the amazing red MCN worsted weight Anzula (sorry, I didn't get any pictures of it) for Amy, I also bought two skeins of Madelinetosh Merino DK in Betty Drapers Blues. You know, one for her, one for me. I really want to start working on some socks with the new yarn but have made myself a schedule to try to stick to for the month of January. I do have a few finished items to share with you but it's been pretty cold outside so I haven't been able to take pictures yet. I'll try tomorrow, although it is my first day back at school. Does it make me greedy hoping for a snow day tomorrow?