Today I'm trying to make some order of my sewing room - and to make room for the yarn and fabric I brought back in my extra bag from the US!
I stopped over in Helsinki on my way home and found a little knitted graffiti in Kaivopuisto/Brunnsparken:
I also thought I'd post about the Maine yarns I bought on my travels:
The last remaining Shakers live at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine. I hadn't visited for a few years and had never noticed the yarn before. I'm planning to make some lovikka-style mittens with this lovely pink.
I'm a big fan of Peace Fleece and of Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine. Here is some of my Peace Fleece haul in Galooboy Blue, Georgia Rose, and Chickie Masla (a few other colors purchased for gifts). Their story is worth a quick read.
I found this next yarn from Done Roving (in Charlotte, Maine) at my local quilt/yarn shop, Quilt Essentials in Auburn, Maine. I was eying some sock yarn my mom had used (cotton with a little elastic - Cascade Fixation, maybe?), and the ever-helpful proprietor, Betsy, suggested this yarn instead. She even wound it for me - mesmerizing - maybe I need a swift and winder myself?!?
This was my final purchase, at Purl Diva in Brunswick. I just couldn't resist the story of the Nash Island yarn. The yarn is so delicate - and so is the color, larch - I think it will become a shawl for me.