Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tax-Free Yarn Crawl

a.k.a. After Thanksgiving Trip to Portland


The day after Thanksgiving, Raj and I took the Prius out on its first big trip--down the I-5 to the Rose City. I'm happy to say we made it there and back plus around town driving on a wee 3/4 of a tank of gas (around 9 gallons). Woo hoo!


But back to the real reason I'm here tonight...

I took advantage of Oregon's status as a sales tax free zone to expand my stash a bit. We went to 3 or 4 different yarn shops, and they were each great in their own ways. I feel a bit deliquent for not paying attention to their names. One was near Pioneer Courthouse Square and two were out in the NW region somewhere. I guess we only went to 3. :)

My loot:


You might recognize this yarn from my previous post--this is the yarn I used for the fingerless mitts I made for Melisa & Tracie for Christmas. Pink and purple and sparkly--perfect for them!


I'm a sucker for self-striping yarn, what can I say.


I'm attracted to the gradual color change in this yarn. Not sure if I will use it for socks or a shawlette or something else.


The color in the pic is a bit off, the yarn is mostly darn and light gray with a slight red tint in some ares, i.e. relatively manly yarn, destined to become socks for Raj someday.


Some gorgeous Silk Garden Sock yarn.


Last, but not least, some worsted merino destined to become a hat for me!

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