Nothing beats the blues like a new yarn discovery! I’m back in the Bay Area
handling estate administration details (grumpy-making!) and am thrilled to report a new, wonderful LYS. Not Commuknity this time, although I visited and scored some wonderful Cascade for a new sweater (more on this later), but a very new store in Pleasanton. It used to be called Main Street Knits (there’s probably still a website and links to it). Since April it’s been Knit This, Purl That and boasts a WONDERFUL collection of unique, eclectic, fair trade, small-producer and other fine yarns and accessories.
The first picture is my entire purchase — I didn’t have my camera with me, or I’d post pix of the store itself. It’s very cozy and welcoming and Allyce (daughter of owner Beth) was extremely helpful. Here’s the breakdown:
Yummee Yarns, colorway Butterfly. 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, one 460 yd skein for socks. She produces a colorway called Knit One, Purl That exclusively for the shop, not available elsewhere.
Linie 194 Solo, one 20m skein each of 4, 13 and 101, a fun ribbon yarn for skinny ruffled scarves. The pattern comes free, depending on where you order the yarn. Yarn Harlot wrote about it in April 2007, I think.
Mirasol Miski, 100% baby llama from Peru, 4 skeins of 82 yds each, project TBD
a happy puppy