So, as I mentioned earlier, I got some bought some yarn when I was in San Francisco. I was lucky enough to be staying at a hotel that was only a couple blocks from a yarn store. It was Artfibers. Everything in the store was very unique: all their yarns are made for them. As you can see in these photos, they have lots of swatches done up – all the yarns in all the colors!
Because everything was new to me, it took a long time to decide. I must have looked at every yarn and felt every swatch in there 3 times! But I did finally settle on two yarns to get:
This is Tsuki (40% silk, 60% mohair) in a dark green. There is 515 yards (40 grams) which is enough for a nice lacy scarf, which I bought the pattern for. This yarn comes on a large cone and when you decide which you want, you go to the ball winder to wind off the amount you want. Pretty cool.
This is Andromeda which is 30% angora and 70% silk and it is so so soft. There is 1300 yards in this skein and it is was very reasonably price (something like $35). I don’t know what color(s) I’ll dye this yet, but I think it will become a big wrap or something. The woman at the store told me that they now offer an undyed version of all their yarns. These aren’t available via the website yet, but can be ordered over the phone.