Friday, May 13, 2011

My trip to Lorna's Laces (and a sale heads up!)

All has been quiet on the (Mid)western front.

Still, I chug along on my little shrug, which is damn near completion (still!) and, as I close in on the end of my skein, I think I shall have enough. A one skein shrug! Woohoo.

Action shot
Kate took this photo for me at the shop last week. At this point, I had one sleeve to go (pre-blocking). The trouble is is that I didn't measure the length of my swatch pre-blocked...only post-blocked. Ho hum, I may need to swatch some more. A swatcher's life is never done.

Also, I may mentioned this (or maybe not), but I ventured into the city this past weekend with the Fox Valley Knitter's Guild. We stormed the Lorna's Laces factory sale and I managed to snatch up some millends at great prices. Unfortunately, another group laid siege upon the building before we got there and that group CLEANED. UP. I won't be bitter, though, because I did find some nice skeins of Shepherd Sock that will make lovely shawls. The only thing I was really bummed about was that I didn't get any Helen's Lace, which I have been coveting ever since Rock Island was published.

Oh, woe is me.

Ok, not really, because, as we all know, the last thing I need is more yarn. Matt's mom managed to snag up a skein of Helen's Lace in "Kerfuffle" (woohoo!), which is a truly beautiful dark blue. I'm going to help find her a pattern. Huzzah for living vicariously.

Now, the Guild mentioned that tours would not be offered, so I didn't think to bring my camera. I did snap a few photos with my phone and I'll share those with you. Since they're carried at many different online retailers (and local shops), I thought Lorna's Laces would be much larger. But it's tiny! And it really makes you appreciate the work that goes into their yarn that much more.

Here we are!

Yarn waiting to go to happy, happy homes

Drying yarn (and yarn monster)

Kind of in love with this mystery color

Eliza with my haul

Eliza om noming my haul

I also wanted to mention a knitting related sale I stumbled upon this morning.
20% off EVERYTHING at the Knot Another Hat website. This includes Addi Turbos (and the interchangeable sets) AND Lantern Moon interchangeable sets. Oh, how I covet those Lantern Moon needles! Someone please buy them so that I can live vicariously? No? Ok, well I guess I shall have to live.

Just enter code KAHGO when you check out. This was my first time using them and they had shipped my order within three hours of placing it. I like the sound of that!


  1. Looks like fun! Slightly jealous ;) . I just bought my first skein of Shepherd Sock recently.

  2. love this post! Sounds like you had a great time :) and i just love that shrug your making! that greenish/yellow yarn you have pictured looks FABULOUS

  3. It was so much fun, wasn't it! I was in the preceding group (sorry about nabbing the first picks!) and enjoyed myself immensely. I hope your mill-end projects turn out beautifully!