Saturday, December 02, 2006

Party at the LYS

On Thursday I stopped over to my favorite LYS, Close Knits in HoHoKus, New Jersey. They had an anniversary party sort of. I had a fun time chatting it up with other yarn zealots. I also had fun learning about a new yarn to make this scarf -

It's a tape yarn that comes out ruffled after you do this strange technique. Silly me forgot to write down the name of the yarn. I tell you what, the first person to identify it, I'll send you 2 skeins! I think all it takes is 1 or 2 skeins to make the scarf but the kicker is you don't just knit it, you jab your needle into the tape yarn and pull it through, very weird. Here's one of the owner's demonstrating it




I am giving this thing a try but I think my brain and my hands are arguing about what to do...

I caught one of my knitting buddies checking out some glitterati yarn, some of us know just what we want -


I tried to limit the wine and cheese goodies. Wine, yarn and checkbooks don't mix!

6 comments:

Calling Kahlo said...

Is it Online Linie yarn? Anne Modesitt came out with a pattern using the yarn however it is available through LYS. I think it makes also a great accessory for a collar or cuff.

Calling Kahlo said...

I so love the look of Close Knits. I am going to make a point to visit after we move.

AR said...

Neat! How weird that it does that!

Calling Kahlo said...

Online Linie Solo yarn. And I think they just released new colors

Nickie said...

I think it is Lion Brand "Ruffles" yarn and I can't find that stuff anywhere out there! If I don't get the yarn you have offered, Deborah and if it is in fact the Ruffles yarn maybe you can pick some up for me if I send you a check? I haven't heard the word "HoHoKus" in so many years! Thanks for the memory, dear one...

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

What's the shawl you're wearing?