The shop is well-known due to it's owner's book Knit 2 Together, but here you can see my main motivation for taking the trip. On that wall, the one behind my son who is pouting over the momentary halt to his video game and obviously unaware that he is practically in heaven... on that wall, hanging in multi-colored rows... is Koigu my friends. KOI - GU!! Now to some of you this may be no biggy, but having only heard of it's fibery goodness and never actually seen nor felt it before, I was overwhelmed with delight. (If he was a bit taller or could've subtly stood on that chair, you could see the upper rows too, but you know I would've looked silly snapping the shot without a child in the picture!)
Now, obviously, one doesn't drive 45 miles to a non-LYS only to return empty handed. As JoJo would say, "No way, Jose!" This was a field trip, worthy in all ways of at least a couple of souvenirs.
So first we have some Koigu KPPPM socks and Koigu Kersti mitts.
And here you can see the lovely IK Clementine Shawlette made of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk resting on top of a more-than-slightly overpriced (but very cute) cotton "project bag". I think the Shawlette just needs a good blocking, don't you?
At any rate, I had a fabu day and it was totally worth the $6.98 for the new Power Ranger that we picked up for JoJo for not touching any yarn for a whole hour!
And just to make it official... Stick a fork in me because I'm done! The sidebar button has been revised, I'm a free woman and I'll knit from my stash - no, my "collection", when I feel like it. So I am going to enjoy the moment... because I have a feeling that when my husband balances the checkbook, the moment will be gone.