In the meantime, here's something exciting. After 6+ months of stalking the website every day and religiously reading every single post, I finally had the opportunity to visit Purl Soho in person!
I was in NYC visiting my awesome friend Lauren and attending my soon-to-be sister-in-law's bachelorette party. Thank goodness Lauren is as enthusiastic as me about crafting! She showed me this beautiful quilt she started working on a few months ago! Anyway, I went in with my limits set. I was allowing myself to get 2 skeins of yarn and 1 fabric bundle. I couldn't walk out empty handed! After perusing all the shelves twice, I decided that I could probably get most of the yarn from my local yarn shop, so it would be better to use the opportunity to focus on the fabric. They definitely have more interesting patterns than I can find locally. Anyway, I ended up with one bright green bundle that would probably be ideal for a baby blanket of some sort, but I'm going to use to make something for my boyfriend (one of the patterns is elephants, which he loves). The other is shades of maroons, deep purples, and oranges. The bundles are great because, as Lauren kept stressing, they put together patterns that the normal eye wouldn't think go, but as soon as you see them in the bundle, they're perfect! Lauren walked out with this iPhone case. Well, the blank version. But she also bought the neon and glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss, so we'll see what she comes up with!
All in all, it was a very successful trip. Good thing I don't live there though. Not sure I would be able to demonstrate as much self-control on a regular basis.
|The two fabric bundles I purchased from Purl Soho.|
|The green is Mod Basics by Birch Organic; the orange and purple is Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt.|