Yesterday my friend and I made our annual trip to the NYC area for a day of yarn, wine and good food. Our typical day begins at Fort Tryon Park with lunch at the New Leaf Restaurant followed by a visit to Scarsdale where we purchase wine at Zachys and visit the local yarn shop there, now called String Theory. Most years we follow the same itinerary but this time we decided to fit in a visit to the Lionbrand Yarn Studio in lower Manhattan first.
Lionbrand yarns are some of my favorite with which to work. They are affordable, feel lovely on the hands as you work and are available in beautiful colors. Of course, my all time favorite is Homespun and the newer Homespun Thick & Quick. However, my store visit introduced me to a new yarn that I’ve fallen in love with.
Heartland, a new acrylic yarn in worsted weight, surprised me with its beautiful color choices and soft pile. I found it hard to choose but I finally landed on color #109, Olympic, a rich, deep blue. I never would have known how beautiful this color is if I hadn’t seen it in person. The website doesn’t do it justice.
The pattern I’ve chosen is The Design Studio’s “Aran Garter Stitch Cardigan”, available on Craftsy. Other than some shaping, this project should knit up quickly.
Certainly, other yarns caught my eye but I’ll have to let this be it for now. As is the case with every crafter, other projects are in process, like the 3 granny square baby blankets I’m making for a set of triplets. I wouldn’t want to get bored though, would I?!