was in central NJ on business yesterday and the garmin said there
was a yarn shop near by...Carriage Yarns in Ocean, NJ.
First, the place is lovely, and the owner could not have been nicer or
kinder....if you're in New Jersey..GO! <g>
i came away with...a set of the denise interchangeable needles, and
enough margarita ribbon to make a top. i saw the pattern, it looks
easy, yarn shop owner agreed, ti WAS easy, thought my 14 year old
daughter would love it. Got home and said DD "no way would i wear
that". sigh...so, i thought, OK, i'll call and ask if i can return
it. left the house for an hour, where the big dog promptly took it
off the kitchen island. I now have six skeins that i cannot possibly
return <g>, i guess i will call for a seventh to make the top bigger
i also bought a skein of crystal palace (i can't remember the name),
but it's lime green and is an eyelash type. you knit it and it's
furry <g>. THAT the DD loved, and i've started on a scarf for her.
Now, understand, my tastes run towards the cottons and the wools...so
this whole novelty yarn purchase was a shock to me <g> I also bought a
debbie bliss book for alpaca silk..just some gorgous sweaters in
there. but, on my goodness, the cost of her yarn!! i'm making the
grand assumption that at least my first foray into that i can use a
cheaper yarn....correct? can anyone suggest a good substitute???
anyway...wonderful wonderful experience. i can see that stash
enhancement could be deadly to the pocketbook!