Ok, I really should wrap this up. I’m sure it’s tacky to talk about a trip for longer than the trip lasted. But man, it was a long trip with lots of yarn-y bits, and I don’t want to leave any of them out. Especially not String Theory, that would be a dreadful mistake.
You (you, the collective blog reading/rav forum chatting folks) are actually to blame for my String Theory obsession. I kept seeing beautiful socks, going ‘what is that yarn,’ investigating, and finding String Theory. So naturally I went and used them for piles and piles and piles of book projects (and the odd individual project too). And of course I visited last time we were in Maine. And so it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise that we visited this time too.
I swear Karen and Tanis cannot make a bad skein of yarn. There isn’t a base or a color there I wouldn’t be happy to steal away with. And now, they have their Caper blend (that so many of you have come to know and love in a fingering for socks) in an aran weight (which is what I happen to prefer my socks to be made with), and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s hard to find a nice, dense yarn with a bit of nylon at that weight, and this totally hits the spot. If you like thick socks too, you should go get some right this minute. And if you live in the area (which I’m defining as broadly as possible…I’d happily drive a few hours for this), you should stop by the store as they have a base or two there not listed on their website.
And yes, yes I did buy seven skeins of yarn. And no, I am not at all sorry. Well, possibly sorry that I did not buy more, but in no way sorry for what I got. I’m sure you understand.