I saw this sign from across the street
and got a bit closer
And though it's not, I was hoping it would be a store selling nothing but this:
It's strange how the two have the exact same typeface. And totally confusing to this knitter!
When I returned to knitting a few years ago, I went to a yarn store and bought some Zara. I don't remember why I chose that yarn--but something about it called to me.
I began by making swatches of all different stitch patterns. Garter, ribbing, seed, moss, basketweave, stockinette. Not huge squares--three or four inches.
I just wanted to see how I liked it.
I liked it!
Zara is wonderful to the touch and gives great stitch definition. Knitting with it is totally enjoyable! I'm sure that if I had used some other yarn, I wouldn't have picked up the needles again.