Friday, October 07, 2011

Gift Yarn; Purlescence

I received this super nice skein from Ally of AllyB...that's Me! this week. Ally is responsible for leading me to Fiber Arts Friday, after we met and got to know each other in the pug group on Ravelry. This is a skein of her hand spun, corriedale plied with kid mohair and silk. I can't say enough how much I love this yarn, it's lofty and smooth, with just the right amount of irregularity. It will become something very nice to wear I'm sure.



Last week I had some time to kill while running errands around town, so I treated myself with a visit with one of the yarn shops in the area, Purlescence Yarns in Sunnyvale. I haven't been to this shop for couple of years, and they have moved since my last visit. Now they have a much larger store front, which is very well lit, and there is enough room to lay out all the spinning wheels and looms.



Better view of the wheels on the shelf.

Today is my husband's birthday and our wedding anniversary. Never get tired of seeing our younger selves!


Happy Fiber Arts Friday! Join the party on Andrea's blog and leave me a comment!

14 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Happy Anniversary. I love the yarn AllyB sent you. She is a doll. Totally loving the shop photos. I am a sucker for a room full of wheels and looms. They would have had to kick me out of the shop so they could close if I visited.

Dutch Hollow said...

It must be Anniversary season! Happy Anniversary too!

That yarn shop looks like a great hang out, wish we had one like that.

storiedyarns said...

Ooh, that shop looks so fun! The yarn is also beautiful, and Happy Anniversary!

Heather Woollove said...

Happy Anniversary!! You still look as young as you did on that happy day!
AllyB's yarn is wonderful, and wow...that yarn shop is dazzling!!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Happy Anniversary! Did you get to celebrate with a new wheel? :)

Love Ally B's yarn - look forward to seeing what you make with it.

Melissa Plank said...

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I know you will knit that pretty yarn into something equally as wonderful, can't wait to see it. And that shop, WOW!

Spinster Beth said...

Happy anniversary!

Thanks for the spinning wheel eye candy. It made me want one of everything!

Lynn said...

Smart man to be married on his birthday! Hopefully this means he never forgets!

Happy anniversary!

Melissa said...

Wedding anniversary...birth day, boy I wish I'd thought of that. Great looking yarn from Ally B and what a fantastic looking shop.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Fallingladies said...

Beautiful yarn! thanks for sharing!

Voie de Vie said...

Happy Anniversary! You were a good-looking couple then ... and I'm certain you still are.

Congratulations on your AllyB handspun - it's rather wonderful.

AllyB said...

Happy Anniversary, the photo is splendid. I'm jealous that you're so close to that shop. I hear them talking about on Knitmore Girls podcast and it sounds like such a fun store. I'm so glad you like the yarn and I hope it lives up to your praise. Thank you

Carol said...

Lovely wedding photo of you two!

Vivian said...

Thanks everyone! Over the years between the two of us we've lost some hair and the rest had turned gray; we've gained and lost some weight; other than that, we are still the same good looking couple :-)