This was a really big store and it was so crowded with people knitting together and buying yarn and other supplies. The selection was amazing and I can see why it was so busy. The staff was also very helpful. I was excited to find they were having a sale on Noro and bought myself some Taiyo Sock and Kureyon.
My next visit was to the shop at the Kraemer Yarns factory in Nazareth.
I’ve bought and used Kraemer yarns for other projects and knew it was made in this town in Pennsylvania and on a whim I googled to see if they had a store since I was going to be there. Their store isn’t huge but it is packed with their yarns. I ended up getting some of their Perfection Worsted with the plan to crochet it into a granny square blanket.
After I finished my Augustine Shawlette this week, I knew I had to knit with more color. I love the results but if you look at my Ravelry project page, you can see knitting with a creamy white is not typical for me.
I looked at my knitting goals for the year and I probably could have made a commitment to finishing that Fishtail Lace Scarf because that has plenty of color. But instead, I did what every crazy knitter does and started a new project with even more color. And it’s making me so happy.
I cast on using some Noro Kureyon from my stash. I’m knitting the Mesa Rock version and cast on 180 stitches on US 10.5 needles. I want it to be big and cozy and fit around my shoulders. I suspect I might run out of the 154 colorway partially through but I have some bits of Silk Garden laying around that might look okay. Or I guess if I have to I’ll buy another skein of a similarly bright colorway of Kureyon because it doesn’t look like I’ll find any 154. But I really want to avoid buying any because the point is to use up yarn.
I already love the way it looks. It’s totally filling my need for color.