If you haven't visited the shop recently, be forewarned that there's all sorts of boxes full of spring yarns being schlepped in by the faithful UPS guys. When I came in Saturday, I pretty much stumbled over a box full of Rowan goodies -- Calmer, new colors of All Seasons Cotton and Summer Tweed, and more -- as well as some very interesting RYC stuff: a wonderful book with cabled and other textured sweaters, a very cute RYC kids book called "Classic Bambini" and new colors of CashCotton, among other things. RYC's Natural Silk Aran looks luscious and it was probably the most tempting of the new yarns so far. We got a few more colors of Debbie Bliss Cathay, and a new Noro booklet featuring Silk Garden Lite. I'm playing with some Classic Elite Premiere -- we got new spring colors in that, too, and it's an extremely soft, drapey blend of pima cotton and tencel. Provence is coming in, too, and you'll see the all-colors-of-the-rainbow display where the sock yarn used to be. Probably the most unusual new yarn is called (I think) Meditations: it's lavender-scented to provide you with knitting aromatherapy. Seriously. Even I couldn't make that kind of stuff up.
So if you need a lift after shoveling out this weekend (we got about 18 inches in my suburban neck of the woods), you might want to stop in and starting thinking about spring.