Thursday, February 12, 2009

Retail therapy

I haven't paid a visit to our LYS in Brea for quite awhile. The drive alone was worth it, seeing how beautifully green the hills were after the recent rains, glowing emerald in the late afternoon sunlight. Twenty minutes and over $80.00 later, I have three more skeins of yarn - 2 skeins of Trendsetter Tonalita yarn (made in Italy), in a multiple grey colorway that should stripe. It's like a storm over the ocean, the same yarn featured in the L.A. Times slouch beret pattern. Looking forward to making that one. I also shot my (plastic) budget with one skein of Tilli Thomas Rock Star yarn, 100% silk with these incredible luminescent glass beads in the American Beauty colorway, a deep ruby/rose red. $42.00 for 100 grams. *gulp* It is just so delicious, so damn beautiful, I had to have it. The store had a little bag made up in this yarn with some matching silk dupioni - absolutely incredible. I think I'm going to use the Louisa Harding "Charlotte" purse pattern - it's rather small and plain, so the beading and the yarn will be the feature, not the stitches. I almost fainted when I saw the price tag, but my gosh, some things are to die for, and after all, rubies are my birthstone (that's my story and I'm sticking to it...)

I will take photos of the stash and post on Ravelry...

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