Universal Yarn visits CKG

Some of the yarn we tasted
Some of the yarn we "tasted"

I was pleased to get to the November Charlotte Knitting Guild meeting, particularly as I’d missed the October meeting.  Guild meetings are my main chance to connect with knitters in person (almost said IRL, which is just sad ).

Universal Yarn sent rep Jean Lux to introduce some of their newest yarns. I was very interested in the cotton; it was smooth, easy to knit, and very soft. I heard several people comment that it didn’t feel anything like cotton yarn. I will be buying some of this as soon as it comes out in 2009. I’ll have to check with some of the other Guild members to get the name of this yarn; I failed to keep my notes from the event! Sorry… but I’ll update as soon as I can.

Poem Sock at the top...
Poems Sock at the top...

Myr was particularly interested in the Poems sock yarn, which is un-plied and gives every indication that it would be a lot of fun to knit with. She was so taken by the stuff that I know we’ll be investing in some as soon as the $$ situation gets a little better.

During the meeting we learned some details about the Guild’s first knitting retreat, coming up in February. I’d love to go, but for some reason the property tax payment comes first. One of the reasons I’d like to go to the retreat is that Charlene Schurch of Sensational Knitted Socks fame will be there. Well… perhaps there will still be an opening when if I (ever) have the money!

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride a Yamaha V-Star 1300. I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

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