Saturday I bought YARN! I live in rural western New York and as such the closest we have to a LYS is Joann Fabrics. This past Saturday I had an opportunity to go to Erie, PA. There were a couple of yarn stores that I wanted to hit, and boy was I happy I did. Yoy cannot see it well from the photo but the first yarn, going left to right, is super sparkly, the second will be great to ply with, and the third contains Hemp. I hope to knit up the hemp so that my students get an idea of what a yarn containing hemp will be like. I bought all three of those from the Cultured Purl. This is also a great chance to play around with adding yarn to my stash in Ravelry, it was fun and easy!
The other LYS I stopped at is Rustic and Refined. I was really lucky there, she was having a sale on Louisa Harding Angora mix yarn. I was able to get two balls of two different colorways. I hope to make scarves from them, they are so soft and pretty. The last purchase I made there is the pretty yellow Linen Cotton blend yarn. Again I hope to knit these up so that my students have an idea of what a sample of a linen blend yarn would look like.
I also wound up going to a local comic book store, much to my surprise I wound up finding four different older weaving books to add to my growing library. I did spend some time in Barnes and Noble, I managed to find a soft leather bound notebook that I hope will be good for keeping track of my fiber desires. I love that even though it is leather I can fold it up to stuff into my bag.
I am so very pleased with all of my purchases, I cannot wait to knit and block these samplers. I have a Hokett 8 dent mini tapestry loom I am going to warp with 10/2 cotton to see if the angora makes a good weft at 8epi or if I have to try 12 or 16 epi.
I might have some very exciting news in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!