I finally managed to bite the proverbial bullet and buy some very pretty yarn at the LYS today. I went to Threaded Bliss Yarns in Nashville. I had been in there just before the holidays, and it’s a bit smaller shop than the one I went to last weekend that caused the horrible allergic reaction, so I had high hopes that I’d be able to survive a shopping trip. Just in case, though, I carried some Benadryl along with me.
Well, when we (DH and I) got there, it was a bit busy, a few people shopping and a whole bunch just sitting and knitting. Still, I gave it a shot. I probably stared at yarn in there for a good 30+ minutes, and finally settled on two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk, which is a 50/50 blend of silk and alpaca fibers. I have read that alpaca produces the least allergic reactions in people with wool allergies, and I’ve used an acrylic/alpaca blend that didn’t bother me at all, so I figured it was worth a shot. The colorway is #114, Wisteria, and it’s just beautiful. Sadly, it’s just under 300 yards total for the two skeins (and just over $25 with tax!!), so I’m not sure yet what I will make from it. Still, with this purchase, I now can say that I truly have a stash! 🙂