1.17.2011

new yarn

new yarn from brooklyn general

new yarn from brooklyn general

new yarn from brooklyn general

After a blog reader told me about the sale going on at Brooklyn General, I spent the afternoon yarn shopping there on Saturday.  Everything in the store was 25% off!  This is absurd, but I actually hurt my wrist carrying around too much yarn in one hand.  I'm a delicate flower, ha!  Anyways, I came home with some beautiful blue Madeline Tosh sock yarn (have been wanting some forever) in the exact color I had in my mind for a new pair of socks (Bloomsbury).  Also, I got some Lana Grossa Royal Tweed in light beige for a hat for my friend who requested a neutral color.  And last but not least, more Koigu for socks!  (Colorway p342.)  Brooklyn General is having a web sale too, and the code is Jan2011.

12 comments:

Dawn Tan said...

This post, along with your other sock post made me pick up knitting again. I learnt it from a random shop lady in China ( I was there for exchange ) 5 years ago. And to date, I've only knitted one pathetic scarf. It's all tiny and ugly and I've tried knitting others but keep losing the stitches 3/4 before I'm done and over the years, I've been giving up. But I decided I should pick it up again, so I'm in the process of making a nice oatmeal coloured one. I started knitting yesterday and got along nicely until I lost a stitch again and decided to just ignore it. But somehow the hole got bigger, and I realized there was uneven tension.. so I started again... Well practice makes perfect I guess.
Thanks for being an inspiration!

Kerby said...

Hey! I'm a fan of your blog and of your clothing line. I'm also a rabid sock-knitter and I've been admiring this Koigu stuff. The socks you make with it are beautiful. Just wondering how the heels of your Koigu-made socks hold up? I've heard Koigu heels tend to wear out quickly. Someone recommended reinforcing the heels by knitting with another strand of something in addition to the Koigu. In your experience, is that really necessary? Just curious about your thoughts. Thanks!

hellotaylarose said...

beautiful-- thanks for the heads up on the sale!

whitney reeder said...

yarn shopping is the best. these are so beautiful.

and thank you for the sock-knitting tips. i've been saying for awhile now that i want to learn to knit socks. i feel like i've had trouble finding good advice, until you made that post! so thank you.

hila said...

oh you delicate flower ;) I once sprained my wrist (literally) from carrying too many books. Can anyone say, 'nerd'?

I really like the mix of gentle colours in the greyish yarn. They look like autumn colours, so pretty.

hibou said...

Yummy!

schorlemädchen said...

What great yarn Jenny...My mum and grandmother are so good in socks knitting and I hope one of my next projects will be also knitting a pair of socks...well it is so warm here in Sydney...maybe in Winter

Julia said...

such lovely yarn! if i didn't have a moratorium on new yarn, i'd totally hit up the web sale. i'll have to make a trip there with my mom the next time i'm in nyc.

WSAKE said...

lave the yarn in the second picture!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful choices! I especially love the yarn in the second photo.

I'm glad to know of the Brooklyn General sale online, as I don't know if I'll be able to get to the store before it's over. I'm thinking I may need to treat myself to some Malabrigo Chunky Merino in Paris Night to whip up a new cowl scarf for these freaking freezing NY winter days!

Jennifer said...

I'm sad! I just tried the online coupon code and it isn't available anymore :(
Oh well, I guess that's what I get for not visiting your blog for a few days!

janet said...

thanks for the sale alert. I will definitely check it out if it's still on tomorrow. i just discovered madeline tosh's yarn on etsy, and i'm so in love. it's too bad digital hasn't gone tactile yet, your new yarns look so great!