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Would you like to see what yarn I bought at Seed Stitch this past weekend? I definitely wanted to get some new sock yarn, so upon entering the store, I went directly to the Spud & Chloe display where I immediately plucked these two skeins right off the rack:

The colors? Red Hot and their new colorway – Hippo! I thought this wintery, long-john inspired color combination would be perfect for a cozy pair of socks. The pattern?

Hedgerow! I have been wanting to knit this sock for quite a while, and thought that the texture would pair beautifully with the red and the gray. While browsing the shop, my husband called me over to look at a little shawl knit in Cascade Ultra Pima. He liked how crisp the stitch definition was due to the lack of fuzzy wool or alpaca.  He called it “hi-def knitting.”  How cute is that? I was glad he pointed this project out, because the yarn was the perfect choice for the shawl I have been wanting to knit for his mother!

Sadly, she is allergic to wool, but this soft, shiny cotton is perfect for highlighting the stockinette and lace stitches in the Shaelyn pattern, don’t you think? It was so hard to leave the store with only four items…there were so many lovely skeins I wanted to adopt! It would be so easy to walk out there with tons of yarn to have on hand, you know, ‘just in case’…but I was very good and only bought what was needed. Off to cast on my Shaelyn!

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{Chilly enough to break out Rose Red}

{Chilly enough to break out Rose Red}

This past weekend, hubby and I headed up to Salem, Massachusetts for a few days of much needed relaxation.  This was our second trip to Salem – we love its quirky little shops, kitschy attractions and its pretty waterfront.  It’s fun to just walk around and browse the shops, eat some yummy comfort food and drink pumpkin beer.  This year, I was especially excited to stop into Seed Stitch Fine Yarn:

{A delicious assortment of fiber...}

{A delicious assortment of fiber...}

I am a regular reader of their blog, A Yarn Tale, so it was great to finally see the shop in person.  It did not disappoint!

{a cozy spot for knitting}

{a cozy spot for knitting}

The best part was actually meeting the owner, Courtney, who was so sweet and let me take a few pictures.  Courtney’s adorable daughter Mazie May was running about the shop – what a doll she is!   I cannot say enough about how wonderful this shop is, and how friendly and helpful everyone was.  I would move to New England and work there in a heartbeat.  After more than a bit of browsing, I finally decided what would be coming home with me:

{Glaciar Del Cielo}

{Glaciar Del Cielo}

The shop had some Debbie Bliss’s washcloths knit up in this Glaciar Del Cielo cotton, so I picked two gorgeous, watery shades of blue.  So soft!

{Spud and Chloe!}

{Spud and Chloe!}

They had a really nice selection of Spud & Chloe Yarn, so I chose two colors of Fine in the colors Popcorn and Cricket – these will be used to make some socks, when I finally get around to knitting a pair.  (At least now I have some incentive!)

{Glow in the Dark Yarn!}

{Glow in the Dark Yarn!}

And you can’t possibly leave a yarn shop in Salem without buying some Glow in the Dark Yarn, can you?  The kids are going to love this.  I tried to take a picture of it in the dark for you:

{spooky....}

{spooky....}

It glows bright, flourescent green – how cool is that?  I can’t wait to knit it into something fun for Halloween. In addition to the yarn, I also picked up a copy of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009:

Vogue

This issue has a lot of beautiful sweaters and a really cool “Alice in Wonderland” themed story called Through the Looking Glass.  It is definitely worth checking out.  I could have spent the whole day in Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, looking through all of their bins of beautiful yarn – if only I had an extra day!  If you are ever in the Salem area, you absolutely must stop in and say hello.  And in case you are too far away for a visit, here is a link to the shop.

Hope you all had a nice weekend! ~Jenny

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