Birthday Yarn

Now, please note, my birthday isn’t until October, but my aunt and uncle recently moved, and rather misplace my gift during their transition, my aunt chose to give it to me while she knew where it was.  She gave me some BEAUTIFUL birthday yarn.

The yarn is by Leading Men Fiber Arts, and I made the mistake of going on their website and absolutely DROOLED over their gorgeous yarn.  Absolutely beautiful, guys.  Well done.  Here’s a closer look at the two fingering weight skeins I now have in my possession. Get updates from these guys on Facebook.

Beautiful birthday yarn!

You can read the details on the tags, like the colorways and such.  They a soft and squishy, and yarn like this should be.  YUM.

The yarn came from Main Street Yarn in Rebersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, which is not only a yarn store, but a lovely book shop.  How nice!  Knit and read.  Like them on Facebook.  You know you want to.  They threw in some extra goodies with the yarn, too.  The notepad will be particularly useful.

Main Street Yarn goodies

Now, what to make with this beautiful yarn?!  I will have to pick the perfect project, and my aunt deliberately chose colors that coordinate.  Any ideas?  I’m open to suggestions.

I love my birthday yarn.  I really appreciate the thought that went into the gift.

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Wednesday Stash Flash!

I did something that I hadn’t done for a long time last Thursday; I went to a local yarn store!

I ended up at Ball & Skein in Brickerville, PA, which I have enjoyed going to before.  Above is what I got.

First, I got two balls for the Frog Tree Yarns suri fingering weight yarn.  I understand that the Frog Tree brand has been discontinued, but it has now been taken up under then mantle of Skacel.  Cool!

The other ball of yarn I got was a big ball of Noro Taiyo cotton blend sock yarn.  I sure know how to pick’em; Noro is going to be discontinuing the Taiyo yarn and replacing it more with their Silk Garden blend of sock yarn.

Now, as for the two blue skeins, I got won those in a giveaway.  They are both Cotton Supreme yarn by Universal Yarn, Inc, but one is Aran weight and the other is DK weight.  Both were donated by another local yarn store called Flying Fibers, and they are located in Landisville, PA.

So, those have been my luxury yarn acquisitions of recent, considering it’s been a long time since I’ve had any luxury yarn.  It feels good to be in possession of some again!