My favorite yarn shop is Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia. Whenever we are visiting the DC area, I make sure that a stop at Fibre Space is on the itinerary. Recently, my husband, mother, and I took a quick trip to DC to visit my Grandfather’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery. It just so happened that we were in town on my birthday, so my husband took me to Fibre Space and said “Happy Birthday!”
I went a little crazy, but hey, it was my birthday!
As you can see, I got five hanks of yarn and a handy-dandy Fibre Space Needle Gauge keychain.
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima 100% Merino Wool in Marie Antoinette
Freia Ombre 100% Wool in Dirty Hippie
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky 100% Superwash Merino in Easterwood
Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Copper Penny
I’m so excited about all this fiber! I’ve already used the Neighborhood Fiber Co. in Easterwood for the Classic Cuffed Hat I made my husband for Christmas.
I’m not sure what I want to do with the other fiber, but I sure am having fun thinking about it.
There’s just so much going on this time of year. . .not that that is a bad thing. But, I haven’t had as much time for knitting (or blogging) as I thought I would. However, I have finished a couple of projects.
The first is the Teenager-Approved Slouchy Hat. I’ve forgotten the yarn that I used for this, but I really like the deep burgundy color. This is a gift for my brother.
My other FO is a last minute gift that my aunt requested. It’s the One-Skein Scarf by Bobbe Morris (featured in One Skein Wonders). I knit this in Vanna’s Choice in the Eggplant colorway. Acrylic yarn isn’t my favorite, but Vanna’s Choice is just so darn durable and has always been warm and comfortable to me (as far as acrylic goes).
My aunt didn’t specify a color when she requested a scarf. I’ve knit other scarves and cowls for her in red and silver, so I wanted to do something different. I think the purple will give a pop of color to her favorite black coat. The scarf actually took a little more than one skein to create, so I have plenty of yarn left over. Maybe I can make a matching Maggie’s Beret for my aunt, but it will have to be after Christmas.