Saturday, June 04, 2005

How many Kyotos do you see?

Kyoto stash
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
Yes, this is crazy. It felt even crazier buying all of these at the yarn shop yesterday. But, after probably a good hour, we have selected the following color combinations for three Kyoto sweaters. What's even crazier is that this is the first time we are all actually using the yarn the pattern calls for.

I will let everyone talk about their own Kyoto yarn, but I did want to acknowledge the great yarn shop we purchased these at. Its called the Grove and was the cutest combination of yarn, books, jewelry, and clothing located in the South Park area of San Diego.

They have a great schedule of events and it was a very warm and friendly atmosphere. We pretty much took over one corner of the store while we dug through their selection of Tahki Cotton Classic yarns. There was even a pick-up knit group that had formed that afternoon, which was fed by another caring customer who knew the owner wasn't able to leave during the day to get food. How cool is that?


Mouse said...

Ooh.. it looks so shiny and yummy!! My LYS didn't have the Tahki Cotton, and I fell in love with the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece silver plum color. Now looking at your yarn choices I really love the sheen to the Tahki. Can't wait to see it knitted up!

Disentangled said...

We were able to get a preview of what it would look like the other night - it knits up so pretty. The sheen is definitly lost on the pattern photo.

We missed the Tahki section the first time through the shop (plus I wasn't looking for little hanks - I had assumed with such small yardage they would be in balls). I was actually going to use the Cotton Fleece when we saw the Tahki cotton. Since we rarely actually follow a pattern - we thought we would this time. What's funny, is when I got home, I realized that I would have picked out the same colors as you if I had gone with the Cotton Fleece. We would have had twin Kyotos!