San Francisco - Day 1
Larry escorted me to the Mecca of Fine Yarns, Artfibers. He stayed for a bit, but then figured that he'd have more fun seeking out guitar shops and bookstores.
Artfibers is a very unique place. I'd been before, but didn't have enough time to really get into the vibe. The owner, Roxanne, greeted me at the door and told me to take my time, browse, swatch some yarns and experience the store. There were a few people there, but not as crowded as it would be on a Saturday.
I was looking for a light-weight yarn, DK weight, something that I could knit a shell with. All of the yarns at Artfibers are produced exclusively for them. They sell the yarns on cones. The most amazing feature about this place is that once you buy your yarn and decide what style of sweater you want to knit, they will measure you and write up your pattern using a computerized knitware design. It's fantastic! I was thinking that once I finished this sweater made from Artfibers' Valparaiso yarn, 50% baby alpaca/50% merino wool, I might just use up some of my vast collection of Koigu and make another simple shell.
We're off to dinner and a gallery opening now.....more tomorrow!