Of course, one of the most important parts of the Gruene trip was finding the yarn store, The Lucky Ewe. It’s a nice size and has some good yarn, but they also had weaving and spinning equipment, which I always like to see, and a great line of naturally dyed yarn called Wool Tree – I may be going back for that.
The woman minding the store overheard me talking about weaving with my mother and showed me a great new book – Color and Texture in Weaving. I’ve only been able to flip through it so far, but it looks amazing. I haven’t been paying enough attention to weaving for the past few years – I still don’t have a loom so my interest in weaving has been left to smolder, but just looking briefly at the book has restarted my fire.
I also picked up a skein of Malabrigo Sock. You may remember me grousing about a pair of mitts in the fall with a thumb gusset that was making me mental. They were in Mal Sock too, and if I’m honest I wanted an excuse to frog them and draw a line under the whole affair. Getting the new Pink is my excuse. They’re a bit blinding when put together, but they make my brain spark with ideas for colorwork!
I want to reskein the green and wash it, but then I’ll be good to go!