My First Visit to a LYS

This post is moved from my original blog.

It occurred to me this past week that for as long as I’ve been knitting and crocheting, I’ve never actually been to a yarn store. (Local Yarn Store or LYS according to the internet)  So I went over to The Knitting Nest in South Austin and bought some Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in navy and some ChiaoGoo circular needles in size 6 to make a hat for my boyfriend.

I haven’t done much so far, but I’m using a modified version of this pattern from Ravelry.  By modified I mean changing the number of stitches to account for the fact that this yarn is a little lighter than worsted, and using a special technique to prevent the gap between the knit and purl stitches that plaques my ribbing.  I will post details when I’m done!