Saturday, August 23, 2008

Learning experiences

A friend and I swung by Nease's Needlework's going-on-the-internet sale today. It's sad to see it go, but I know the owner will enjoy getting to concentrate on needlework through the new web incarnation of Nease's, and as for the brick-and-mortar, an employee named Carrie told us to check back in a couple weeks...

The yarn had been pretty well ravaged by the time we got there, but I did pick up three pairs of Clover bamboo circs. I tried one out tonight on a swatch for a new project, and I learned a valuable lesson. I'm just not sure if the lesson was "I prefer metal needles in size 5 and up" or "Clovers suck."

4 comments:

Gotta Knit! said...

They haven't had good yarn since they moved from the little house next door. That's the same time their service dropped too.

Carrie said...

I encourage you to give us another try. Come by after Labor Day and check things out.

Nease's Needlework said...

Heya - thanks so much for coming by on Sat. It was something of a zoo! You were right - most of the cool stuff was gone by the time you got there. I think we sold the last of the Jade Sapphire cashmere/silk by Friday, and the Blue Heron chenille on Thursday. The real crazy buying happened over the previous two weeks - Bearfoot and Schaeffer's Anne were the first "casualties" and we finally sold out of Tofutsies. I kept wondering how people were going to find more . . . and they did! Stay tuned, though, for further info.

katerina said...

I'd say try the clovers with a different yarn - something slippery, like.. well bamboo! and then see if you don't like them better.

I think of needle-materials in the same way as I do pens - sometimes you need something different dependent on what you're writing on, but you always have your favorite pen or type of pen.

Play with it a bit and I'd be curious to see/hear if you feel the same.