Today I headed to Fuzzy Mabel, my LYS. If I haven't told you about it already, it's the lovely brick & mortar version of the popular website. All of the Ya-Yas shop there for its fine yarn, wide variety of supplies, and kick ass sale room in the back!
You will not BELIEVE the deals I got today.
2 pairs of Inox Express circular needles sizes 2 and 3 40", $5.85 each
Regia Cotton Color, 2 skeins for $5.00 each. These are for Joshua's socks. He's drawn me a blue print with color choices that says "For my Socks and Two Sock". He's determined to own a knitted item from Mom. Poor kid, I haven't knit one stitch for him yet. He also drew up a blue print for a collar for his stuffed puppy pet. He even included a schematic to let me know how big it is. I will try to hunt down a scanner so you all can see this, it's very very cute. I think I have a knitwear designer in the making!
The Regia Cotton Color has a weird gauge that I don't quite understand. Cynthia explained it to me, but I've already forgotten. I think it might be 7.5sts/1 inch on size 2 needles. Waiting on e-mail back from Cynthia! Yarn is the only thing that has ever made me want to speak German, by the way.
I also picked up three skeins of Heirloom easycare, a lovely100% pure wool. It's *very* soft. And, machine washable folks. What can be better than that? Gauge is 16.55 sts over 10 cm on size 10 needles. This yarn is destined to be Karen Baumers Sock-It-To-Me socks for me. I hope to try them on circular needles. Did I mention that it was only $3.50 a skein? Score!
I am so proud of myself that I managed to only spend $35. I think I deserve a round of applause for that one, folks!!!
Melanie and Renee met me at FM, but I hardly got a chance to talk to them, I was so busy. I feel bad for that, but I will make it up to them.
Tonight I hope to cast on my second sock in magic loop. Wish me luck, folks! I'm going to need it in the worst way!