June 25, 2012

A Trip to Texas

Recently I took a trip to visit my brother in Texas-and by recently I mean in January.  One of my goals besides visiting my brother and his girlfriend in their new house was to procure some souvenir yarn.  Thanks to the efforts Mr. Turbo, we found an awesome little shop in Austin called Gauge Knits.  I was so busy chatting with the ladies and enjoying my time there that I forgot to snap a picture of actual shop.  So follow the link and see what it looks like.  If I lived in Austin, this store would definitely be my LYS.

Once the staff knew that I was after a couple of memorable skeins they were helpful enough to steer me in the the right direction.  I picked up one skein of each of the below.

Photo property of Madelinetosh.

Madelinetosh  One of the employee’s at Gauge Knits told me that Madelinetosh yarn is made in Texas, so not only is it from Texas (because I purchased it there), it’s made in Texas.  I picked colorway 'Oak' in Tosh light dk. This colorway is a vibrant green wrapped in a fuzzy black overcoat. I have plans for Nemi (rav Link). 

Photo property of TURBOchic Knits.

White Bear Fibers This yarn is by Texan dyer Doug Upchurch. I picked colorway 'Golden Buddha' in Northern Silk Sock.  The silk in the this yarn just begged to be complimented by some beadwork, so I cast on Kernel (rav link).  I love this yarn and the pattern is beautiful, but I'm craving more beads.  So this project may get frogged in favor of something more satisfying.


Lainey said...

I'm glad you're back! Altho, I should prob get back to mine... :)

ihknitting said...

love the yarns and the yarn, too