hello all, i’m on my way out the door so i leave you with two pictures and a snippet.
camo lace sock progress
almost to the toe!! i hope i finish tonight!
skacel merino lace
100% fine merino wool shrink resistant
100 g / 1375 yds
color 37 (tan) looks more like a light cocoa
based on this yarn store review, i went to visit a lys in las vegas. (i actually tried to visit wooly wonders, too, but i couldn’t find it and we were pressed for time!!). gail knits is located on sahara/ft apache, about 8 miles from the strip. we were staying off of tropicana and used the ‘back roads’ to avoid driving through the terrible traffic on the strip. from the directions on their website, it was easy to find.
rant: all you yarn store owners, if you haven’t figured it out yet, there are a ton of knitters online!!!! please at least have a web presence that tells us about your store. we want to visit you!! we want to support local businesses!! don’t make it difficult to find you!!!! oh, and by the way, i’m fiercely devoted to word of mouth referrals and complaints…so maybe some good customer service?!?
there were a group of ladies sitting and knitting. they all looked up and smiled when i walked in. and gail herself asked me i needed help. ( i recognized her from the website). there was a ton of novelty and glitzy type yarn. i also saw cascade, rowan and a small selection of lace. they had only one shelf of sock yarn – all opal, but the colors were not my favorites. as a sock knitter, this wasn’t my shop, but the people were so warm and friendly, i just had to buy something (that, and this was my -one- souvenir). so i bought the lace. now i need to figure out what to make with it. anyway, if you are not a sock knitter or if you are looking for a warm and welcoming bunch of knitters, i say go visit gail knits!! we were also directed to a nice restaurant called bleu gourmet. (thank you!) if you haven’t tried the nutella and banana crepes, go now!!!