The trip and the yarns

We spent a few good days in New York City. Can't complain of anything but a drastic transition of ending vacation on Monday to working long hours the next four days. Oh well, that job also pays for my wool.

In NYC, I visited the usual suspects--Knitty City, Purl Soho and Lion Brand Studio.

From Knitty City, I picked out my first Malabrigo roving. I've read that these rovings spin like a dream. Hopefully I can get enough yarn to make a shawl like these ones--all knitted with handspun yarn.


From Purl Soho, I got yarn for hats.  The skein of Purl Soho's Merino worsted weight yarn is for the warm hat that I desperately need. The Cascade Eco Due is for a gift. I am in between Graham or the Super Soft Merino Hat for these hats.



I couldn't leave the store without choosing my first Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn! I got two skeins with hopes that I can get a cowl out of them. We shall see.


From the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, I got yarn for a sweater.  Below are about 1220 yards of LB Collection Superwash Merino.


We ate yummy food at places like The Grey Dog and Empanada Mama. We walked miles and miles and had a great time. I can't wait to go back. There is something magical about Manhattan!












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  1. Beautiful yarns you got in NYC...and you will love the malabrigo roving! Can't wait to see yours spun up! It sounds like a perfect trip...the big city and yarn!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kate!

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  2. Beautiful new yarn acquisitions! Is it me or everyone is buying new yarn these days!!!

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  3. Lucky you! Is that Purl Soho's Merino worsted as soft as it looks? I would love to try it.

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    1. I haven't knit with it but is super squishy and soft on the skein.

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  4. Lovely new yarns! I am drooling over the BT yarn. Can't wait to see what you create!

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    1. Thanks Andi. It was not easy to narrow it down to those two skeins.

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  5. I love the yarn picks. I didn't know how I would feel about brooklyn tweed loft but after knitting with it, I love it! the color choices are so pretty. you know what pattern would look pretty with those color choices the bergen cowl.

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