Friday, June 06, 2008


On Monday, I went over to the other side of the Bay and purchased this cool swift from a fellow Raveler. This is a Squirrel cage swift. The ball winder I've owned. I'm just super glad the winder now has a place to live.

I needed another swift, even though I already have my wonderful amazing Goko swift. The only design flaw with goko is that it doesn't expand wide enough to handle larger skeins. Isn't it a beaut?

squirrel cage swift

I thought since I was in San Mateo, it would be a good time to visit a Nine Rubies, a yarn store located in the Downtown area.

The folks there were very nice and the yarns were lovely. Unfortunately, they didn't have that much lace, but I did go home with my Mmmmalabrigo laceweight in apple green (okay, this was the only color they had.
malabrigo lace
Okay, this apple green is not a good color for me, but isn't it lovely? And I'm sure I know someone that would like this color...

Then later in the week, I went to Lacis. As the whole Niebling loving community now knows, they are publishing Lyra. Yay.


Soo said...

I'm pleased to hear I'm not the only one who buys yarns in colours -- well, just because they are there! I like the apple green - it's a happy colour.

And it is great news that Lyra is being made available again. With any luck this bodes well for reprinting more of his amazing work.

fleegle said...

What a great swift--I'm envious. And I do like te yarn color--nice for a spring shawl.