Andrew and I were on vacation last week. We stayed at a state park Sunday through Thursday and then spent the long weekend at home. We did some great hiking, and I'll have a few pictures later this week. But first, yarn!
I distinctly remember reading that there was a fad of people posting youtube videos of things they bought. I didn't understand it at all. Who cares what other people buy at the mall? What sort of drivel is that?
Then I realized that I absolutely am interested in the yarn that is purchased by bloggers I follow. Huh. I would like to believe this is completely different than those youtube videos, but I'm not sure I have a strong case.
Anyhoo, I bought yarn. We went to a little shop called Harriette's Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana (on the Ohio River). The owner was very kind, and we had a nice visit. I bought some new-to-me yarn: Araucania Itata Solid. It's a fingering-weight yarn made of 70% wool, 15% bamboo and 15% silk. In a great show of restraint, I purchased two solid colors. I know that I often want very highly-patterned socks, and I need solid colors so the pattern doesn't get lost amidst the color. It's just hard to choose solid colors when I'm in a store surrounded by pretty variegated yarn.
Andrew picked out two balls of Mini Moochi. I haven't used this yarn before, but it looks similar to Chroma in that it has long repeats and is basically a single. I'm thinking this should become a hat rather than socks. I think the yarn will wear better as a hat, and Andrew has been wearing a STOREBOUGHT hat when he needs something lightweight. Clearly, this is a problem that needs solving, and I am the girl to solve it.