I was able to stop at the Yarn Barn in Bangor today, and wasn’t I lucky? She had these three luscious cascade washable wool skeins – perfect for my mittens! I’ll go cast them on in just a minute….
First a word about the Yarn Barn. She is tucked away behind a credit union outside a mall – you kind of have to know she is there. And she hasn’t got a HUGE inventory, but she has some real workhorse yarns, and she offers: A frequent buyer discount (I have full cards just waiting for me to need yarn) and a discount if you pay in cash! So today’s purchase came to a whopping 12 dollars and change.
How often does that happen?
On another note – I finally opened an Etsy store today. I only have two things uploaded, but I am working on it. At first, it will be the hats that I took back when Creatively Maine closed, but I hope to knit and paper craft other offerings to sell. SO please, visit but be kind, it is a new venture for me and I am clumsy and awkward. Kind suggestions most welcome! Take a look at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SalpalCrafts I can’t sell the necklaces online, per agreement with the designer, but I have some ideas for my own or non-proprietary designs so someday I will get fabulous silk/beaded things up there as well.
Now, I am off to cast on the mittens. Trying to decide – I-cord edging or garter stitch? I know which will look better in the end…