Yarn Pics

Remember how my LYS is closing this summer? Well, it’s happening at the end of this month, and yesterday I realized I needed to get up there before all the really good stuff was gone. I’m glad I did because I got a few awesome treasures for an awesome price.


Alegria by Manos del Uruguay. This is the yarn I used for my Peek-a-Boo Bay shawl (different colorway obviously) and I loved knitting with it. I’m tempted to make another one in just this yarn, skipping the stripes. This wasn’t a huge steal, just 25% off, so it was my biggest splurge.


Araucania Huasco (fingering weight Merino) in Wine. This was 50% OFF!! I grabbed the last two skeins in Wine…


and the last skein in green…


and the last skein in this fun summery blue-green colorway. I’ve already decided this one will be my next cast-on. It’s going to be the Reyna shawl.

Finally, remember my Color Block Chalet Wrap? Well, it’s one of my favorite pieces, and the yarn was 35% off. They didn’t have enough that I could replicate it, but I think I’m going to do a half-size version, just cast on half as many stitches, and have a yummy color block scarf. That’ll take one skein of each color. Not sure what I’ll do with the rest, but I love this yarn so much I couldn’t leave it there.


With my arms full of yarn, I passed by the needle section and realized they were on sale too. I’ve needed a size 4 16″ circ and it was 50% off so, plus I’ve heard so many good things about the Addi Turbos that I wanted to try them. They were only 35% off, so I only picked one size. It’ll be enough to get me hooked, I’m sure!


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go finish my Secret Beach scarf so I can cast on all the new projects!

10 thoughts on “Yarn Pics

  1. Good buys! I have to say that I bought Addi Turbo lace knitting needles (in US 1) about a month ago and I’m not really all that impressed with them. They’re definitely good needles and I use them for sure, but they didn’t wow me. I’m also sorry your LYS is closing. Hopefully, another one will appear soon.

      • Yes, I also bought them for the sharpness. But there are so many sharp needles out there with a stainless steel finish (Hiya-Hiya, et. al.). Be careful with the dog, because the metal on the needles reacts to sweat (and I’m guessing also dog saliva) which is another downside. They come to you all bronze and pretty. Then you hold them in your hands and eventually they start turning another color. Essentially, they’re like wearing brass jewelry except your skin doesn’t turn green, the needles just lose their luster.

  2. Hm, I’ll be interested to see how they last, then. And yes, I do my best to keep all my knitting stuff away from the ornery dog. I think the package fell out of a bag and I didn’t notice and she stole it like she steals shoes, and thankfully I found them pretty quickly. She didn’t seem to find them as fun as the packaging!

  3. great yarn! The one you chose for Reyna will be great with that pattern. 🙂 I love Addis – and the turbo lace are my favorites – sharp points, strong FLEXIBLE cables – I hate when the cables are stiff or can’t straighten out after being coiled for storage. Addis seem to have solved all these things, I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

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