About a year ago several of my friends asked me to teach them to knit, and we have been getting together one Saturday a month to knit. We live in Boston, and someone suggested a field trip to Webs in Northampton (www.yarn.com
). So we all piled into cars this past Saturday and made our pilgrimage to the Great Knitting Mecca.
Of course we had such a blast, brunch first and then Webs. I was wearing a recently finished sweater that I made based on a pattern and yarn I had gotten there in the fall. I didn't want to wear it because there were some mistakes (I followed the pattern. Didn't think it was right. Ripped it out and did what I thought needed to be done, but once it was assembled, I found the pattern was probably right), but my friends insisted that I wear it.
Well, at some point a woman came up to me and said, "I just wanted to say that your sweater is enchanting." Later I found out that she works there! That was probably the most flattering experience of my life!
I got a skein of sock yarn and am going to try the one-inside-the-other instructions posted here last week. I also got yarn for the Pearl Buck Swing Jacket from Interweave Knits sometime last year, though I didn't get what the pattern called for and I don't remember what I actually got.
The only downside of the whole day was that I was so overstimulated being surrounded by my friends and yarn, that I forgot to touch the Malabrigo. I'll have to stop by my local LYS to check it out