Fancy vacation yarn

At the beginning of October I took a semi-spur-of-the-moment vacation to the Outer Banks.  I’ll do a whole post about that later, but for now this post is about the fancy (for me) yarn that I brought back from that vacation.

There’s a local yarn store in Hatteras, NC called Blue Pelican.  I think I picked up a brochure from the information center I stopped at while I had a bridge-related freak-out (big bridges over large bodies of water freak me out; islands = bridges did not occur to me when planning this vacation).  Or I picked it up once I got on Hatteras Island, I’m not sure.  In any case, local yarn store!  They also have locally made jewelry and art.

I was on the Outer Banks just days before Hurricane Matthew would swing past, so when I stopped at Blue Pelican they were in the process of packing up some of the store in preparation.  Even so, the two women who were working were very friendly and welcoming, and one – not sure if she was the owner or not – even went online and looked up some patterns that I could use with the yarn I was considering.

I explained to her that I don’t buy fancy yarn at all, because I mainly make blankets so I use inexpensive acrylic yarns like Red Heart and Loops and Threads and the like.  And fancy yarns tend to come in small amounts compared to the acrylic yarns that I’m never sure how much to buy or what to make.  So her looking up patterns for me was above and beyond in my opinion.  She even printed one out for me!

They were having a sale on a bunch of yarn, so I was able to justify to myself buying six balls of yarn, lol.  All machine washable, because I don’t hand-wash anything.


Euro Baby Maypole yarn, in light blue, green, and purple;  and green, blue, and brown.  It was 50% off, so I bought everything they had in these colors. It was probably for the best that this was all they had.

I’m going to use the green/blue/brown yarn to make a wrap, because the colors remind me of the ocean and the sand and the grasses on the dunes.  I think it’ll make a fantastic reminder of my trip!


I’m not sure yet what I’m going to make with the peacock-colored yarn, but it was too pretty to leave behind.


It’s such soft and squishy yarn, too!  I’m really looking forward to working with it.