Pattern: DK Buttoned Neck Warmer and Hat (free pattern from my LYS)
Yarn: Manos Silk Blend (30% Silk, 70% Merino)
Needles: Size 6 circular
Last Friday I felt I deserved to treat myself to new yarn. That was THE DAY that I was going to the dentist and GI specialist. (Just a little stress and in need of a total body makeover!) So inbetween appointments, I visited my LYS. I fell in love with this colorway, though it was difficult to make a decision because they were all beautiful. The pictures do not do the color of the yarn justice. Vision it as shiny and silky.
You can't see the lace effect in each of the triangles but they are there. There will be buttons joining the fronts. I may have to make some adjustments and I know exactly what kind of buttons I want. However, it is going to be a treasure hunt.
The tag says, "The Hands of Uraguay" is a non-profit organization which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uraguay. The aim is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
Now the kicker to all of this is that I was busy chatting with the clerk and didn't notice the price of the yarn. The prices are located on the shelf itself and I must have gotten confused. I would not have made this purchase had I realized the $$$ amount. Oh, well!!! It was meant to be.
While at my LYS I mentioned I had recently purchased some of their new "Jitterbug" yarn (again, a little pricey) and that I was disappointed as there were several knots in the yarn. I was told that the manufacturer (and, thus my LYS) does not accept returns unless there are 4-5 knots per skein. Now really, I might as well go to Jo-Ann's and buy cheap yarn if that is the case. I will write to the manufacturer and complain.
Note: Pattern and yarn do not come from the same LYS