I had a lot of fun talking to people and making new friends at Stitches South but I did more than just schmooze.
This colorway is Maxima Clam. Most of their yarn is named after sea creatures, which warms the cockles of my nerdy heart. When I gave tours at the American Museum of Natural History, I loved the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Where else can you see a true to life sized model of a blue whale? This yarn reminds me of that hall, it’s a little darker and lots of blue surrounds you. I’ve always found it to be calming.
I continued with a nautical theme in my yarn purchases. I bought some Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock yarn.
This is an “oops” colorway, it’s called Conch Shell with spots. If you look at the right side of the photo, you can see there are some black streaks. It doesn’t seem like there are a lot of those streaks so it doesn’t bother me. I actually like it, I think it makes it a bit more rock and roll.
Urban Gypz had a big basket of mini skeins for sale and I couldn’t resist.
I broke out of my normal “let me buy all the blues!” phase. The pure pink and the blue skeins are called Twinkle Toes, it’s a blend of merino wool and silver fiber. The other two skeins are a blend of merino and sea cell.
Apparently, the pervading theme of my purchases was ocean related. I must say, I do miss going to the Jersey shore over the summer. Tennessee has tons of lakes and rivers but it’s landlocked which is a first for me.