**AS OF 11-10-2012, BLOOMIN YARNS IS CLOSED**
As if I haven't bought enough yarn lately (if you follow me on Face Book, you know what I mean), I discovered a lovely little yarn shop today!! It is Bloomin Yarns in McMurray PA. Small but well organized and packed with lots and lots of gorgeous fiber to feed your addiction. Of course I couldn't leave without buying anything, so I got 4 hanks of Jojoland Cashmere and 2 of Asland Trends Class. I have no immediate plans for this gorgeous fiber yet, so it's just going to hang out in my stash for now. And of course I really should finish a few of my UFO's that are hanging around begging me to pick them up and finish them. Like..... the sweater I have been working on for a few years now.
Now, I could swear the girl in the shop told me her name, but now I simply cannot remember. I do have the link to her blog - Have Projects, Will Travel, so check it out.
I was also at Jo-Ann's today, where they cruelly made me buy some more yarn... and beads for that tutorial I am planning. Anyhow, they had the Sensations Boucle on sale. Not that I need any more, but I went ahead and got two skeins -- but with a purpose. My very first YouTube video was me working on a double knit triangle shawl. It wasn't really instructive, I just wanted to see what would happen if I put up a video on the WWW. I have had a number of requests for the pattern for the shawl; unfortunately I don't have a pattern. I was just doing it from my head. Scary, huh? Also, I got bored with the project and actually frogged the whole thing. Looking back, I wish I had finished it. So the purpose for purchasing more of the Sensations Boucle (which I was using for the ill fated shawl) was so that I could start over, write up the pattern, and share it with anyone interested.
I hope to get the next podcast recorded tomorrow and posted by next weekend; I have a ton of new books and yarn to share! I also need to get my needles in gear and work on the next stitch for The Weekly Stitch - that should be up by tomorrow evening.
Well, I think I have blabbered on enough for now. Here is a picture of the yarn I got from Bloomin Yarns today, as well as a few shots of the shop. Enjoy!