Here’s a photo of the tweed that I bought while shopping at La Droguerie. A beautiful swatch was displayed along with the hanks, which showed how this yarn looks when knitted with two strands in graduating shades. I would have loved to buy more to make a sweater based on the swatch but didn’t have time to contemplate yardage since I was feeling a little guilty about making my husband wait while I browsed.
I also purchased this alpaca and some funky pins. Hopefully there is enough to knit gloves or a scarf. Too bad I didn’t buy more. Just this weekend I found the perfect sweater for this alpaca. It’s in a new book called A Garden Stroll by Lori Ihnen (she’s wearing it in the photo on the publisher’s website). If you like Poetry in Stitches by Solveig Hisdal then you might like this book. Don’t judge it by the sweaters on the publisher’s web site, they aren’t the best ones in the book.
To tell you the truth, I’m not a good yarn stash shopper. I usually find yarn perplexing when I don’t have a specific pattern in mind and I didn’t bring any sweater ideas with me to Paris. Actually I do find it much easier to buy yarn then actually knitting a sweater. Lately I’ve been stalling on my current sweater project since I still need to calculate additional increases around the waist.