Yarn Tasting…

Yarn tasting?  Yes, a yarn tasting!  It’s like a wine tasting – only you get to try out different yarns! 

(And, okay – there was some wine there too – along with some snacks, cranberry juice, and chocolate!)

As you know I was up in Littleton, New Hampshire and on Friday night my friends, Scarlett, Elizabeth, and I attended this wonderful yarn tasting at The Yarn Garden

I had “met” Susan, one of the owners, over the phone when I was looking for a certain pattern…and when I realized I would be there in time for the yarn tasting I asked her to sign me and my friends up.

We arrived at the shop – which is beautiful – and has some of the nicest yarns I’ve seen – a little after the beginning …  At our place at the table we each found this:

Each of these little cards contained a bit of yarn from South West Trading Company.  There was some bamboo, corn fiber, Soysilk, and Tofutsies (Superwash Wool, Soysilk, cotton, & Chitin {shrimp & crab shells}). 

We sat around and talked, shared ideas about patterns for a wedding afghan, helped pick out the color for one of the gals husband’s office, ate goodies, laughed, and met new friends. 

Elizabeth is a new knitter and she really enjoyed the experience of getting to try new yarns.  Scarlett is a yarn picker – she picks yarn for some else to knit something for her.  But, since they were new in the community – it gave them a chance to meet people there. 

Scarlett walked out with the name of a new accountant – who she met there; several recommendations for places to see and restaurant suggestions. 

It was knitters doing what we do best – sharing!  And, it was totally FUN!

Oh, and did I mention that there were door prizes:

A sock pattern, a hat pattern, and a skein of Tofutsies!  Guess who is going to have some nice socks!  Scarlett and Elizabeth gave me their prizes as a present! 

And, there were purchases too…

Some lovely wool/alpaca blend to make a warm winter hat.  Think it will be the Bias Ridged Hat…

I had a really fun time – and will be going back again to visit Susan and the shop!!!