On the up side- they gave away free chochtkes- they have a nice logo and a friendly employee.
On the down side, they had never heard of Ravelry, the main employee when I visited this morning prefers the scrapbook and machine embroidery rooms they've got going on, and the store is filled with crochet doll clothes and slightly creepy dolls. (Not that there's anything wrong with that- but I can get that at the local flea market)
They've only been in business for a week so judgement is to be withheld for a while. Naturally, I had to "support your local LYS" and bought some cascade sock yarn in a color that's the opposite of me and some knitting sticks for the chillun's in Switzerland we are visiting who will be age-ready to knit.
After browsing the Ravelry and doing some searching, I have started Moderne Log Cabin with the overload of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool that I was somehow compelled to purchase. What was I thinking? I'll probably have enough to make a second one if I'm not particular about the colors.
Note to self- when you buy more than 20 skeins of the same brand yarn, you are not thinking rationally no matter HOW good of a sale WEBS is having.
Pictured colors are pretty accurate- I'm calling them dark periwinkle, rust, charcoal and camel. It's a whole lot of garter stitch but that's just as well, as Mr. Sophanne got the xbox Arkham City Batman game and it takes both of us. Maybe I'll name the blanket Arkham City.
Last week I finished (but did not block) the never ending Clockwork. The great thing about this pattern is that you can put it down for a while and when you pick it up, you know exactly where you are. No tricky business. It's a whole lot of garter stitch with a few opportunities to miss a slipped stitch or carry yarn in front- which I took advantage of regularly
It's Madeline Tosh some kind of puple and gray fingering weight and hopefully I'll be able to hang on to this one and not feel compelled to give it away to the first person who compliments it (as I am wont to do-yes kmkat- another spelling coup)