Oct 7, 2011

Glitter Love

I live near one of the most amazing cities in the world (NYC) and even though I grew up there, I still find myself in awe of what the city has to offer and how vibrant life can be in my hometown.  I go in regularly on Saturdays to take Miranda to dance class, and I treasure those few hours when I can enjoy the urban girl in me.  

This past Saturday was NYC's third annual yarn crawl and while I didn't have the time to fully participate, it got me to go to one of the yarn stores that I've been anxiously wanting to visit! The Yarn Company which recently re-opened with new owners on the upper west side is a gem.  I met the owner, Tavy Ronen, along with her young daughter and enjoyed the hustle and bustle that was going on in the midst of the yarn crawl.  In all honesty, I have way too much in my stash and really couldn't justify buying anything new b-u-t how could I stop into a new yarn store and walk out empty-handed? You wouldn't or couldn't, would you?  Could you?

I was hoping to find some Quince & Co to cast on the Castle Pullover (yes, I think this might be the sweater I knit next) but alas, they don't carry this brand.  So, I thought I'd chat with the friendly folks there for a few minutes and then move on to my next errand of the day.  But then this yarn caught my eye, and after seeing all its little chains and shiny bits, I just had to get one ball.

I'm not sure what I'll knit with it yet -- I think I may just design a little cowl that will highlight the glitter of this yarn.  It doesn't have a huge yardage so I can't make anything too big but it is bulky so it should knit up to something fairly weighty.

If any of you have knitted with this already, please let me know what you made. Or if you have a favorite pattern that uses bulky yarn, I'm open to all suggestions!

1 comment:

  1. I've only been to NYC twice, and both times were for work, so I didn't get a chance to play. It is the most awesome city, and if I ever manage to, I'd love to go again for a holiday. I envy your growing up there!

    Castle is a good choice! I've been trawling Ravelry with little success for a cardigan in similar patterning (stocking top, stitch detail below). Looking forward to seeing your FO!