Every week when I drive to Samuel Merritt to my physiology class I go down Telegraph Ave and drive right past a great yarn shop called Article Pract. I know I don't need any more yarn, and I am supposed to be studying this fall anyway so I don't stop to look. I can't stop just to look, I am not a good looker, I always buy something. Today, though, after 3 1/2 hours of the nursing entrance exam, there was a parking place right in front of the shop. My little bug just pulled right in, I couldn't help it.
Here is the first thing I bought. Sock yarn in a lovely colorway.
After I got it home look what I found inside!
would you look at that, inside the ball of sock yarn is a little bobbin of reinforcing yarn for the heel. How cool is that, and it matches the colorway!
Then I wandered to the sale area and couldn't pass these up,
and because I don't have enough patterns (;-), at least not any on nifty convenient little cards, I bought this.
Brian wondered if I "needed" new needles too.
I do actually, I need some size 11 circular to start some felted kitchen mitts to replace some that have been burned beyond use. I didn't buy any though.
See that capelet? I wonder if I could make that out of the yarn I just unravelled from the shawl. Anyone know how to figure out how much yardage there is in handspun? Isn't there a way to calculate it based on weight and wpi? Some way that is easier than actually measuring it?