Local Yarn Store Day

Today is LYS Day and I couldn’t let it pass by without a visit to Nina’s, one of my go-to yarn stores in Chicago. Even though I am working away on the Tissé scarf for my mom, my Magnolia sweater which is a hot mess (a post for another day), the Shift cowl and various pairs of half-finished socks, I figured I’d better cast on a few more things. You can never have too many WIPS, amIright?

Left: tissé, top right: shift cowl, bottom right: magnolia (pre-screwup. Lace is not my jam)

So, I picked up some bulky Wool Addicts Air yarn in this greenish-black colorway:

It’s 84% merino, 16% nylon, and I think it will grow up to be a hat for me. Hooray! I also decided to try to knit these amazing Milet colorwork mittens from Ysolda Teague:

©Ysolda Teague

They are a little out of my league because I’ve never made mittens before, and I don’t do a lot of colorwork. But I’ve got to give it a go. I picked out Finch from Quince & Co in the colorways Egret, Fjord, and Malbec.

It’s fingering weight 100% wool and if I can manage the colorwork it should be beautiful! Fingers crossed. What are you working on these days?

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