|Photo taken by my brother Khoa, who always has his camera handy|
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I also bought from Knit Purl a skein of Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Graphite, this stunning laceweight mohair/silk yarn, perfect for floaty lace things :) None of my local area stores carry Shibui Knits, and I've been wanting lately to make something floaty-lace and fuzzy, so I bought one skein to make Churchmouse's Mohair Bias Loop, because there was one knit from Silk Cloud in the store, and I thought it would be nice and versatile.
I know it sounds weird to be excited about going yarn shopping, but if you've never been to a yarn store (a REAL, local yarn store, not Michaels or Joann's!), you're missing out! (Even if you don't knit or crochet!) It is an absolutely lovely experience for your senses - the range of colorways you'll find are stunning, and it actually is sooooo nice to walk around and fondle the yarn (which you're encouraged to do!) I'm glad I finally got a chance to hit up a couple of Portland's best LYSes this time around.