Hello Shiny Red Yarn! I’m a bit of a sucker for anything pretty and shiny, so when I walked into a dimly lit yarn shop (normally the kiss of death for a yarn shop, but when you wander into a store in the middle of nowhere that used to be someone’s garage, beggars can’t be choosers) I saw this yarn right away. This yarn shop/craft store/framing gallery happens to be located in Ridgeland, WI, directly in the middle of nowhere. As I was driving home from my parents house this weekend, one child asleep in the backseat, I saw an Open sign along with a YARN sign. Yep, they can stop a
sucker shopper in her tracks. The yarn is Berroco Lustra and is a blend of merino (super soft wool) and tencel (makes it shiny). It’s soft, shiny and the perfect worsted weight yarn for my February Lady Sweater. The price was absolutely right – for $36 I got enough yarn for the size small sweater.
Because I just couldn’t resist the shine and the eyepopping blue, I got this colorway as well. The owner only had 2 skeins, not enough for a sweater, but enough for a nice hat and scarf – or mittens and hat.
-Update on the Flower Girl Shrugs-
I’m still plugging away on the Flower Girl Shrugs. I am halfway down the second arm of the second sweater. I talked it out with some girlfriends last night (non-knitters) and I think I can get them both done. If I finish the arm today, and finish the ribbing around the body by the end of the week, then I can have 2 weeks to rip out and re-knit the first sweater. I’ll have 8 hours in the car on the way to Chicago if I’m really desperate. If time gets that tight, I may have to spray block the sweaters… We’ll have to see I guess. If it looks like I can’t make the deadline, I may just rip out the sleeves of the first sweater and re-knit them from the top down so they fit better. But that’s worst case senario.