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Lovely, Squishy, Stash Acquisition

A couple of weekends ago  Mr. A and I took a trip to Cambridge. Cambridge is not far from us and I had heard wonderful things about the LYS there but as it’s quite a trek out of town I had never been before. I sold it to Mr. A that if I could go to the LYS he could go to the music shop afterwards and play on some guitars. It was a deal!

The Sheep Shop didn’t disappoint, although it is quite small it is packed to the rafters with lovely yarny goodness. As well as a good range of some of the more commercial yarns they also have a great selection of luxury and local yarns.

As soon as I stepped inside I knew I wouldn’t come out empty handed….here is what fell into my basket.

Araucania Puelo Baby Llama

1 skein of seriously squishy Araucania Puelo Baby Llama in a blue & grey colourway.

Sparkleduck Harmony Aran

1 skein of Sparkleduck Harmony Aran (50% extrafine merino and 50% silk) in the beautiful Autumn Leaves colourway.

Tibetan Cloud Fingering

And 2 skeins of Tibetan Cloud Fingering (100% yak) in Cornflower. It’s sooo dreamy I just had to drop everything and cast on a new shawl…

Tibetan Cloud Yarn

I have had to stop knitting it now as I have come to a beaded row and the beads I ordered earlier in the week haven’t arrived yet. I am keeping everything crossed that they come tomorrow!

I didn’t realise at the time but the Sheep Shop also runs classes and workshops. My friend Vero sent me a message last week to see if I would be interested in attending a ‘Top Down Shawl’ workshop in December with Stephen West!! Oh my goodness, I couldn’t sign up fast enough – excited is not the word!!

So as well as these little beauties I have also ordered 2 skeins of ‘Dream in Color – Smooshy’ one in a deep pink and one in grey for my next project, Stephen West’s gorgeous Chadwick shawl.

7 thoughts on “Lovely, Squishy, Stash Acquisition”

  1. Never having heard of Stephen West I went and had a look at his shawl – it is certainly unusual in this world of lace edging and soft colours! And if that is him modelling, he is easy on the eye. 🙂 I am longing to make something with some yak yarn – it isn’t readily available here so I have to hunt [and save my pennies] but everyone says it is so nice I have to try it……………. Do let us know what you think when its made up.

    1. Hi Pauline, I’m a big fan of his designs, there is always something unusual about them and he’s not afraid to play with colours and different construction techniques.

      The yak is knitting up beautifully, it’s so soft and airy… I really hope the beads arrive tomorrow as I’m itching to knit some more!

    1. Thanks, I’m really pleased as my beads came today so I can carry on working with the yak over the weekend 🙂 I can’t wait for the class, I will definitely post about it afterwards!

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