Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fengari

Last week I finally got out of town for a few hours for the first time in three months. I don't think I had gone further than 5 miles in those three months, so it was nice to go out for a bit. And I got to check out a new-to-me yarn shop: Fengari.

They have a lot of everything. A huge selection of books, yarn, buttons. Mum and I spent an hour at the shop. There was so much to look at and touch. Even though it was an hour, it only felt like we'd been there for five minutes by the time I was done. Mum had a difference of opinion... it felt like an hour to her.

And as always, my strategy of "I'll just look" failed miserably. I got a skein of Colinette JitterBug in the Velvet Olive colorway. I kept seeing the name of that yarn pop up, and I'd never tried it out. I also purchased a skein of Malabrigo Arroyo in the Archangel colorway because it was pretty. Then I had to get the new Knit Traditions magazine. You know how it goes. But the real highlight was the basket.

I'd been on the lookout for a basket to put yarn in, but I could never get over the idea of a basket snagging my yarn. This basket, by Lantern Moon, is lined! And it even has a drawstring closure. Everything that is in the loot picture is still in the basket.
This is the medium sized basket.

I moved all the yarn that had been in a banker box on my floor over into the basket. Mum passed by my room and said "That basket really does look good." So I'd say that it was a successful purchase.

8 comments :

Pumpkin said...

Good for you getting out for a while! That store looks fantastic! That second picture actually makes it look magical! So glad that you found some goodies to take home too!

Ruth Surplice said...

Oh I just love that basket! How practical is that!? Just fabulous!

La 'tite bĂȘte said...

Really nice basket (and yarn shop !!) ! and by the way, congrats for your "dark side of the yarn" nomination... and good luck for the prize :)) (I really love your little beanies too... especially the blue feet booby one)

kiwiyarns said...

I've been drooling over that Archangel colour. I think I will have to get it... All your purchases are gorgeous. How could you say no?? Well, that's always my excuse. ;-) I bet it felt nice to get out.

fern1knits said...

That basket is fantastic! And so is the yarn, but I'm not allowed to oogle yarn anymore.

Nancy said...

Oh man, that basket is way too tempting. Right now I'm thinking, where can I order that from??? LOl.

Alina Sayre said...

Haha. You need to leave all your purchasing methods at home when you go to yarn shops :P It's absolutely the same for me in bookstores, though. Nice basket!

Andi G said...

What a cute yarn store. How could you not purchase something. I haven't tried Jitterbug, will be waiting eagerly for your review.
That basket is fantastic!

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