Back in June (I'm a slow poster, obvi) I did a yarn crawl in NYC. I only had a short time in the city, so I just hit up three places. The first was Purl Soho.
|See the samples on the table in the front?|
Instead I asked if they had anything local. Since sheep aren't very common in the city, I expected something from local dyers or spinners or maybe an upstate NY brand. Instead they directed me to Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed Loft (Fingering Weight). I got some.
I hate it.
I shouldn't hate it. It is American sourced wool. Jared Flood is an amazing designer. I like men who knit. But the colors are not bright enough, the yarn breaks too easily (I'm kind of a tight knitter, so this causes problems for me) and it kind of looks and feels like dryer lint.
However, I am hopeful for the finished product, so I am going to knit a shawl with it for the Revellenic Games (formerly the Ravelympics). We shall see.