It's sad, but my local yarn store, The Dancing Ewe is closing for good. They had a close call last summer, but this time is really the end. It was a lovely shop and a lovely community of knitters (and crocheters), but all good things must come to an end. Thank you, Kathy, Jami, and all those who have helped make it great over the years.
Closing up shop means sales, and sales mean I end up with a great deal of yarn. Particularly of the luxury variety. My stash is now stocked up against the soon-to-come yarn drought in this town.
Also on the yarny front, my good pal Diana from the days of grad school has started up a fabulous etsy shop - Keystone Art & Craft yarns. She specializes in up-cycled or recycled yarns, many of which she then redyes. She sent me some pretties!
That's an indigo-dyed silk-cashmere blend, cashmere in Orchid, and merino in Wild Rose. I'm seeing some new lace shawls in my future.
I feel like I've been doing a lot of knitting and not finishing. I have a sweater that's been done for a month except to sew on the buttons and block it. But I have at least finished my Porifera socks. I started them in October. October. What can I say? I'm not a fan of ribbing. But the Malabrigo sock yarn is amazing and the pattern is lovely.
I think I'll get that sweater finished up tonight. Maybe it will help kickstart this blogging thing again!