knitxcore.: An actual LYS? I declare!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

An actual LYS? I declare!

Yeah, I found a REAL LYS!!! Doesn't sound too hard, right? WRONG!!! I love Woolbearer's but, it's definitely an hour away. I love their hand dyed yarns and the ladies are amazing. But in between visits i need stuff, too.

Kellyn and I were goofing aroung in Ocean City last week and I found The Knitting Niche. It's sorta back off the street, I had been looking for it for awhile and just never saw it. Vicki (the owner) was really cool, especially with a shop full of Shoobies. She made the time to show me things that were knit in each of the colorways I was looking at. The Knitting Niche has tons of Debbie Bliss (I finally got to touch Cotton Cashmere, it's beautiful and affordable! I can't wait to make something with it!), Noro and Plymouth Yarns. There are a bunch of intresting sock yarns that I've never heard of, in pretty cool combinations. They have classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights, it's $10, you can take whatever your working on, and get help from people with 20+ years of experience. If anyone is intrested in going, I'll email you the phone number. You have to call ahead as there is only enough room for 15 people.

While I was there, I picked up 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon in color 51 and a tiny bottle of Kookaburra Woolwash. I've already started designing a simple Bias Pillow with the Noro, and washed the piece I've finished (pics to come). The Kookaburra softened up NORO, I'm sold! It also smells great, very clean!



I haven't really done much this week, just sat around in the A/C... I'm going to try to fold the mountain of laundry today, maybe i should make some coffee....

7 comments:

Midnight Purls said...

Glad to hear the woolwash softened up the Noro. I'm going to have to buy me some of that!

Charles said...

Yes Truth!! Noro yarn is Great!! I knit lot of noro yarn with "basketweave pattern"!! It is really nice!!! Chang the color between!!!

Charles said...

Iam going to die some yarn this weeken..What color do you want?
I have a lacy wight yarn, socks, or Worst wight ayarn!!!! Email me back!!

tadaahhh said...

hey there. i'm so excited for you to have found a new LYS and got to experience all that yarn, Yarn, YARN!!! hahahah. i know i am a freak but hey, what can i say? it's all too exciting for me. can't wait to see what you're making with the NORO. as for me, i am going to make a sort of messenger bag/man purse kinda thing with the Noro i picked up earlier this week. oh, and thanks for the words about the woolwash, i have been toying with the idea of trying it out myself.

Impossible Princess said...

lol LYS are GREAT...as long as they dont call the cops on you...trust me i know...

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KnitXcorE said...

I can't w8 to see your bag Tadaahh!!!! I'll try not to get arrested in my LYS, but yarn gets me kinda crazy, so who knows what'll happen?