I spent the last day of Funemployment treating myself to some new yarn. I took a day trip down the Monterey peninsula to Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove! I’ve heard good things and there’s nothing better than a ‘destination’ yarn shop.
As usual, I did not plan ahead. I impulse bought. I think I did pretty good at it though.
Quince & Co was one of the big draws to Monarch for me! I’ve seen all the lovely patterns but never worked with the yarns. The first four skeins are Tern, 75/25 American Wool/Silk, Fingering Weight, 2 Beach Glass and 2 Wheeler Bay. I think they’ll become Asunder from North Bound Knitting.
The last 5 skeins are Chickadee, 100% American Wool (I love that!), Fingering Weight, 2 Peacock, 1 Audouin, 1 Caspian, 1 Nasturtium. No idea what they’ll become but I love the colors! The whole lot could become something really fun, I definitely have a theme there with my colors.
There’s one other skein that came home with me, it may (fingers crossed) be the solution to my ooops-i-didn’t-buy-enough-yarn problem. It didn’t make it into the picture though. I hope you like suspense because I’m not showing it to you! (yet)
I took two other pictures, this one of a cute pillow they had. If it had been a kit I probably would have come home with it!
and I found a pocket I really liked on a sample! This could become the model for my Rhinebeck pockets!
Here it is! I found it on Ravelry, and turns out the model is one of the helpful gals who works at Monarch!