that i brought myself some knitting momentos from my newport trip?
i was only able to visit one lys on my newport visit (i tried! really! but like i said, my family really packs it in…). newport is a beautiful town on the harbor. from the hotel, we had breathtaking views. plus, we were just steps away from shopping, eating and….um….is there anything else? df and i also went to two local skate parks. that is, for skateboarding. (yes, i have a skateboard. yes, i do use it. yes, i am very bad at it. okay, i can at least ride around.) we visited the original water brothers surf and skate. so did rachael ray (not at the same time)!
back to the yarn. we took a special walk down thames street just to visit knitting needles, the lys. the selection of sock yarn was skimpy, mostly of the self-striping variety. but they had many beautiful yarns, including and entire wall of embroidery yarns that took my breath away. i requested ‘something local’…and the nice lady helping me pointed to this:
needles handcrafted in rhode island
aren’t they beautiful? i tried to select a pair of needles in the smallest size they had available. but as you can see, the smallest size offered is 8.
the fine print reads: adult supervision is recommended (ha!)
i ended up with some 11’s. i plan to display them when df finishes our joint office/craft room. oh, and that ball of yarn in the background?
55% merino wool/33% microfiber/12% cashmere
2 balls (135m/50g)
i scored some of the legendary kfi cashmereno (now discontinued, i believe), enough for a deliciously soft pair of socks. yeah! i’m thinking a simple cable pattern for these…what do you suggest? and while i’m asking, what do you think of the photos? i’m having white balance issues…and lighting issues, but that is another post for another day…