24 September 2010

What This Place Needs Is More Yarn

Lettuce Knit has a new home.  They're still on Nassau Street but have moved a few doors west to a larger, lighter store.  I dropped in on Wednesday evening for a bit of knitting and laughter.  The previous location was charming but had space issues caused by the long thin shape of the rooms.  The storefront at 86 is rectangular so the table sits in the middle of the floor with plenty of room to walk around it and shop.  Two huge windows let in the natural light highlighting the yarn and the trademark lettuce green paint colour of the walls.  Simply delightful.

While there, I finished my second Damson.  Cast it off and blocked it last night.  I'm thrilled with the way my birthday Tanis yarn looks in this pattern.  Note:  One skein of Tanis is not quite enough to knit a Damson.  I suspected as much and the proof was in the knitting.  Rather than go out and buy a second skein for one inch of knitting, I used some black Silkience I had in my stash. The effect is lovely.
It's not quite dry yet.  More photos are forthcoming after the pins come out.

1 comment:

elisabetha said...

i must go visit them when i'm back in the city next!
great job on the musical damson ;)