Thursday, August 4, 2011

Harry Potter and Lorna's Laces Yarns

Took a trip to Reno and, of course, had to stop at Jimmy Bean's Wool:


Jimmy Beans has a surprisingly small shop; most of their business is online and the showroom doesn't begin to display all their yarns, although they do have an incredibly large selection of books and magazines.   I understand they are looking for a much larger space.  Here's a glimpse at part of their backroom:


Laura Zander, the owner of Jimmy Beans, has a  special relationship with Lorna's Laces;  it was Lorna Miser who encouraged Laura to open her first  small store in the train station in Truckee and she has been carrying Lorna's yarns since then.  The new owner of Lorna's Laces creates a special color for Jimmy Beans every month and to celebrate the last Harry Potter movie they have created a colorway called
He Who Must Not Be Named .  I bought a skein of Lion and Lamb:



On of their staff members designed a cowl, The Donner Pass Cowl, and used 1 skein of this yarn for her project.  I'm going to knit this for my daughter who is a big Harry Potter fan.


Here's my current project.  A sweater from the Araucania Collection using their Azapa wool:


And here's a picture of the pattern designed by Jenny Watson:

I love this yarn!   The content is alpaca, merino and silk and is so soft and the hand dyed colors are so beautiful.  I just love knitting this.

I'm loving this warm summer weather; lots of time for swimming, hiking, getting out on our boat and just hanging out with visiting friends and family.  Here's one of the many beautiful sunsets we see off our deck:


Have a great weekend!

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