You guys know what I mean, that first kiss, the first date, the first job, the first kid, come on I know you remember your first…whatever. Well in this case I am talking about my first luxury yarn purchase.  Way back when, February 22, 2013 to be exact, I found myself in Hoboken NJ, searching for Do Ewe Knit? I followed her on Facebook was super excited to learn her shop was in NJ! So to make a long story short she showed me some Orange yarn (Cantaloupe), that I touched and almost passed out. No seriously, it was so squishy that my knees buckled. THAT yarn was made by Anzula and called For Better or For Worsted and it is a sexy blend of 80%  Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. When I see or hear the term “yarn porn” I instantly think of this.

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Take your hand off that screen trying to touch my yarn….I see you! LOL I actually purchased two colors that day and couldn’t wait to use them.

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The orange turned into a poncho that sold as fast as I cast off and was also my first attempt to do brioche.  The green (key lime) turned into a shawl that I screwed up but my daughter and I wear it proudly.

Desirée by Christina Stork and Leslie Barbazette
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My Shawl gone wrong

That is when my love affair with Anzula began, so fast forward to this weekend. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner. I think her first name is Sabrina, it was so busy and crowded that I didn’t get to ask my normal nosey questions. But I betcha I got me a selfie though, yup I did! IMG_7160

So are you thinking how did this happen GG? Well Karen, of Do Ewe Knit hosted a trunk show. What is a trunk show GG? It is a event showcasing the yarn, all the yarn and beautiful samples of what you can make with said yarn!

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Here I need to pause for a public announcement. I must thank Maureen Weaver-Arscott, who was kind enough to reach out and offer to go to the show together. We are basically neighbors, so she offered to drive, wasn’t that super kind? Thank you so much Maureen!

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She got her yarn and was patient with me while I fondled all the yarn and tried on hats and took pictures and yea…she is a gem!

I don’t know what I enjoy the most, the yarn or the samples…I mean the samples will blow you away. If you are a nut like me, you want to make EVERYthing! RIGHT NOW! LOL! Look at all the things made from Anzula, one weight or another..Just a store packed to the rafter with Fiberlicious Candy!

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I know what you are thinking, and the answer is NO I didn’t buy ALL the yarn. I tried on this hat and cowl set and I got yarn to make that, so there!

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Roslindale-hat-cowl set by Tian Connaughton

I got orange, but you knew that and blue. I already told you guys I didn’t feel good and I was trying hard to mingle and hang out, but I was fading fast. It was an awesome fiber filled afternoon and I am happy I could participate. I will leave you with a few more pics so you can drool. LOL

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Huh? the purple yarn? We will talk about that later, this is about Anzula right now, ok?

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and finally what I brought home with me, 1 skein of For Better or For Worsted and 1 of It Could Be Worsted. The colors are Cornflower (blue) and Marigold (orange)

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If you are looking to experience this sexy yarn, check your local yarn stores and you can thank me later.

Knit on my fiber friends…..knit on

~GG