A Mill-End Sale
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of stopping in at Lorna’s Laces Mill-End Yarn Sale.
My friend/coworker/knitting buddy Maria is apart of Chicago Knitters Group. She invited me to come along to the sale but I already had a hair appointment scheduled for the same time and sadly declined the invite. It was rsvp only and you had to be escorted into the space, so I knew I would never make it in time.
On a whim I decided I was going to drive over to the sale to see if Maria was still there shopping around, after my hair appointment since I got done earlier than I expected.
I knew it was close to my hair salon – but I was kicking myself pretty hard when I discovered it was in the same building, just one floor up!
Sheepishly, I entered the studio space looking for Maria. She wasn’t around but I was warmly welcomed to come and look around, shop, and take photos. I need yarn like a hole in the head – but who can say no to an impromptu yarn sale?!
Some undyed yarn stock:
Studio Space, looking back at the front door:
Freshly dyed yarns:
Isn’t that a pretty mix?!
I don’t normally purchase yarns with multiple colors in them, I prefer semi-solid or solid dyes. But I couldn’t help myself.
Coincidentally, I remembered I actually needed to shop for some worsted weight yarn. I maaay have utterly shrunk my Channel Cardigan to the point its unwearable. Stupid me thought I used a superwash yarn that was safe to go in the washing machine. I was wearing it every evening and then I went and felted it in the wash. So I went and bought this as a replacement yarn:
The colors are a bit rubbish here in the photo – but suffice it to say its a mix of dark grey, some reds, purples, and hints of green – in a pretty way.
It’s a bit out of my comfort zone, but I thought I’d give it a try. Its kinda silly, but I’m now on the hunt for a car-coat style cardigan pattern to pair with this yarn. Just something huge, comfy, and warm I can wear in layers around my house when it’s cold during the winter. What’s even more silly is that I kinda just feel like making another Channel Cardigan…
I also purchased this yarn to make into a pair of socks. It was just so pretty I had to have it.
This one is pretty true to color – its a blend of dark, smokey purple, lilac and greys. You can tell I had a hankering for purple that day.
Thanks again Maria for inviting me to this sale! :D