Thursday, March 22, 2007

the spoils

Here comes the yarn porn... the crawl... the spoils...
I started out with a stop at Knit-O-Matic to pick up the Opal Tiger Stripe (I knew she had Opal and e-mailed for her to hold some!). After seeing Cari's family socks a few weeks ago I HAD to have some. I knew one wouldn't be enough. Later that day I went to knit night at Lettuce Knit (I love LK), and in an uncontrollable fit, I picked up this Sea Wool in a flavour I am considering Neapolitan (like the ice cream).

Leg 2 was a day with my mom. I arrived at her place greeted by these three little sheepy fellows. The yarn is the Koigu picked up last Tuesday at Rose Haven.

We left bright and early for the Needle Emporium.

My prime target: More Mountain Colours Bearfoot. Mission accomplished. I've said it before, I'm sure I'll say it again. GET YOURSELF SOME. So much happiness. A skein of Jitterbug accidentally fell into my basket too. (whoops)

THEN we went back to mom's place so she could learn to make socks. So far so good. She learned a good sock cast-on, and has the Harlot instructions to get started. She's going to do the cuff/leg on her own now, and we'll turn the heel over Easter. Way to go Mom!

Next... a day with Renee and her girlies. SUCH a fun day. She made me these CRAZY nice stitch markers (sorry Renee, I stole your picture -- better than mine!), which I am so excited about! Thank you SO much for these, Renee. Super cute, creative, and really thoughtful!
And, as she said on her blog it's such a treat to discover you like someone from blogland as much in person as you do online. Extra bonus fun to have a little kid time. I have to tell you, Renee's little girls are SO great. Happy, full of smiles, and amazingly well behaved, especially during such a long day enduring full-on adult knitting addiction. Two little sweeties. OBVIOUSLY Renee is an awesome mommy.

It was a great day, and of course I had to pick up a fibre souvenir from MSY (where we hung out after lunch), some Fable baby alpaca, a cute black sheep project bag, and a set of rosewood sock needles (feed the addiction).

Last two stops on the crawl were Romni and LK again. I bought only gift yarn this time, though, so I can't show you. (I have intentionally left out the gift yarn. There are a few for my yarn karma winner Teresa (sadly blogless), plus a few souvenirs for friends. I may blog Teresa's package once it's been sent and received.)

So that was my week off. SO. MUCH. FUN. I wish I had lots of money and had EVERY week off to explore yarn shops. Until I win the lottery, though, I think I'd better stay OUT of the yarn shops for a while!!! (back to the embargo) But it was good while it lasted...


At 8:12 p.m., Blogger Andrea said...

You're having troubles with the yarn falling into your basket, aren't you?

I love the Fleece Artist you bought. They seem to have a lot of great new sock yarn colours out.

At 10:46 p.m., Blogger Alison said...

Nice stuff! I see many, many socks in your future...

At 9:11 a.m., Blogger Renee said...

Good haul! I love the colours of the koigu and jitterbug.

I look awfully happy in that picture you took of me. See what yarn does to me? Look at Claire scoping out things she can get into.

Congrats on teaching your mom to knit socks. It's good to get the family addicted so they can help enhance the stash.

At 9:24 a.m., Blogger Jen said...

Hooray for yarn crawls! So much happy!

At 11:50 a.m., Blogger Violiknit said...

Ooh, I love all your new yarn; especially the Fleece Artist! I'm curious about their new Sea Wool- how do you like it?

At 7:32 p.m., Anonymous Teresa(NC) said...

Fabulous yarns! Sounds like a dream week to me.
Oh yes, please blog my package. I'm excited and can't wait. Thanks again.

At 1:43 a.m., Anonymous Nora said...

The Jitterbug looks gorgeous. Is it Castagna (col:123)?


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