Wide-eyed child in the wide world of wool

KjoyPsorrow's picture

So today was a day off from school and for I week I had been planning to take a trip to San Antonio's Yarn Barn. What a delight it was to be surrounded by the tools and materials of the serious knitter. Of course, I certainly did not know my way around whatsoever, but the assistants were great help. I got a nice tour of the whole spectrum of different types of yarn. Loved the alpaca!
Although I have no time to be working on any other projects nor to learn another technique or skill at the moment, I caved and bought my first set of DPNs and my first ball of actual wool yarn. Yey! I dig the infinities of things to explore in knitting. I was particularly taken by the sock yarns and can't wait to attempt a pair in the future.... far distant future. For now, I'm content with my current projects, not to mention i'm terribly busy with school and formation. Thanks again for all the advice from my last blog. I greatly appreciate it.
Pax et bonum
Ian

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another person about to be

Another person about to be sucked into the sock vortex.... Seriously, socks are not as hard as you would think. If you have done ribbing, plain knitting and short rows, you can make a sock. If you need any help, we will be glad to assist in any way we can. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

mrossnyc's picture

Where in San Antonio is the

Where in San Antonio is the Yarn Barn? I went to High School there and get back from time to time.

KjoyPsorrow's picture

It's at 1615 McCullough Ave.

It's at 1615 McCullough Ave. It has a nice little sheep caricature sign in front.

albert's picture

You have aced the knitting

You have aced the knitting noviciate- I solemnly confer upon you the name: Brother Woolworthy.

purlyman's picture

Sounds so wonderful!!! I

Sounds so wonderful!!! I want to take a field trip... congrats on getting some wool too!!