Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Splurged on Yarn This Week

Had to have new yarn this week!  I've been using a lot of my stash so I don't feel too guilty. 

A new yarn/quilt shop opened up in Lima, Ohio, and I wanted to check it out.  I stopped by after my dental check up (everything's all good - such a relief after a year and a half of dentist visits to fix my teeth after a bicycle ride that ended in a face plant).

Heavenly Stitches is in an old church on the corner of Greely Chapel & E Hanthorn.  It is really lovely with large windows and wooden floors.  Half of the store is quilting supplies, and the other half is yarn.  My only suggestion would be to add an area to sit and try the yarn out, but there is a good size room in the back for classes.  I bought 2 yarns:  Sublime luxurious woolly merino in a teal and Mirasol Akapana in a deep purple tweed.  The Sublime is a boucle yarn while the Mirasol is a thick and thin yarn.  Both are very luxurious and soft.

I also purchased some Lion Brand yarn Hometown USA.  This yarn is the biggest yarn I've ever used.  It is definitely super bulky.  It is definitely super bulky, and I'm using Size 11 needles because I'm a loose knitter.  The label recommends a Size 13.  

I'm making cowls out of all three of these yarns.