Last night, I made my first visit to a LYS (not including JoAnn, Michael's, etc...A REAL yarn store). Oh my god! They had so much amazing stuff, it was a little overwhelming, but the ladies were super helpful and friendly. I bought 3 gorgeous yarns:
A Malabrigo merino you can see here in a color called Purple Mystery. The photo does not do it justice. It is varigated and ranges from a dark purpley-indigoish color to a light almost-lilac. I think I will use this one to try my hand at felting. Maybe a bag?
I also bought a Crystal Palace yarn called Poof in Scuba Dive, which is a nylon eyelash yarn but so soft that I took it home and rubbed it on my cheek for a while. Weird, I know. This one will probably turn into a scarf. I mean to give it to my mom, but don't know if I'll be able to part with it.
Lastly, some Baby Alpaca Grande in 1310, which is a nice springy green. This one will also turn into a scarf, I think.
Wish me luck, because my only FO's have been facecloths thus far! The beautiful yarns have inspired me to move on to bigger and better things.
I just wanted to share - my boyfriend doesn't quite understand why I'm so excited, but I knew you all would!