This weekend was the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl - it started on Friday and continues through today. So in the pouring rain on Friday I made a mini yarn crawl and explored 2 yarn stores close by.
First I went to the Island Yarn Company in Waltham. It's a small storefront in a strip mall and they dye their own yarns (in addition to carrying a lot of commercial yarns). I fell in love with their colorways and found myself walking around holding skeins of yarn. All of their yarns were 20% off - so don't look at anything else just their lovely dyed yarns. I ended up with a skein of fingering single ply merino - I don't know the colorway name but that's okay it's lovely.
Then I received a free pattern and a bag of mini-skeins. They have a contest where you can post things you knit with the mini-skeins...I see some fun mini-sweaters being made soon.
Then I found another store in Natick called the Iron Horse. I was wary heading to Natick as it mostly is a mall/box store town. But as I drove I found Natick Center which was lovely and this store was right off the town center. It was a wonderful, welcoming store with an excellent variety of yarn brands. They too were having a sale of 15% off yarns and 10% off books.
I picked up some Berroco Remix to make a baby sweater pattern I've had floating in my head.
And then I found a 50% off bin and couldn't resist this Fibre-Isle Pearl Bison in a lovely Cranberry Pearl colorway. Each skein has 218 yards so I can get something lovely out of this...they were originally $25 each. Got to love 2 skeins for the price of 1!
I'm tempted to go back out today and find some more bargains but I'm being prudent and staying home. I love what I got and enjoyed finding two new stores to add to my repertoire.
Now I get to think about what to knit - unfortunately, I have so many things I'm working on right now that I can't start anything for a while. I'll do a WIP Wednesday this week so you can see what I've been up to.