I went all the way to Vegas . . .

Posted on May 21, 2010 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

And all I spent money on was yarn.

Shocking, I'm sure.

What you see above is two skeins of Prism's Merino Mia sock yarn in the color Sagebrush. SO not my usual color palette but I'm making a conscious effort to expand my color choices, especially for my self-published patterns. If you look at my knitting pattern homepage you can't help but notice that most patterns are bright shades of pink, purple, or blue . . . and while I can't wear a color like this Sagebrush next to my face without looking incredibly sick, I can certainly wear it on my feet! And the bronze/lime/acid green palette is quite popular among knitters generally.

The yarn was bought at Gail Knits, a store that turned out to be WAY further from the Strip than I realized when I first looked it up. One of the many airhead things I've done on this trip was not plan this yarn outing well enough . . . I ended up spending as much on a cab there and back as I did on the yarn! Come to think of it, I think the cabs cost as much as renting a car would have . . . the store itself was also nothing special and didn't offer much that caught my eye. And their prices weren't great either, they had Cascade 220 for $8.50! That's a dollar more than Purl sells it for. I was shocked!

But as we all know, travel yarn isn't about getting a deal or even about buying something you can't get at home: it's a souvenir of your trip! And even though this is a business trip, not a vacation, I still wanted to get a yarn fix and bring something back to call my "Vegas yarn." And it's something to remember Vegas by, something other than a hole in my pocket from gambling (which I don't enjoy and haven't partaken in at all, much to the disappointment of the hotel, I'm sure).

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May 21, 2010

It’s a pretty color and a good story to go with the yarn are worth the cab ride I think.


May 24, 2010

Exactly, you have to get yarn as a souvenir. I am sure that the yarn I bought in New York was way more expensive than anywhere else, but in the end the shawls that I knit for my mom and dad were a wonderful memory of my time in Manhattan and I shared it with them somehow that way.
I like the color Sagebush, and the Merino Mia is fun to knit.

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