Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Yarn aquisition

Do I need more yarn?
Like I need another hole in my head.
Did I still get some more?
You bet ya'.
I don't make it up to WEBS very often. Well, not as often as I'd like too. It's not THAT far away, I just view it as a special trip, not really a spur of the moment type adventure. That said,, I AM the Princess of Justification, so if I really wanted to, I could easily justify the trip to WEBS once a month.
"I'm already the whole way to Hartford, it's only another 45 minutes."
"It's such a nice day, and the drive is so pretty"
"I really want the great beer can chicken from Fitzwilly's, and Northampton is the only place I can get it."

You see what I mean?
The trip was not wasted! I picked up my Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in "Blush" for my "Unmentionables" - the pettipant pattern from the summer knitty.

It really is the perfect shade of vintage pink for a pair of vintage panties!
and then there was sock yarn...
I have been lusting after this Great Adirondack Silky Sock for a year. The colorway is "Wild Birch". There are so many saturated, gorgeous colors of this yarn, and I became totally fixated on this color. it is pretty though!

I'm also not one to always buy the same thing, so I had to try another sock yarn I've never tried before, so I picked up:

Online Supersocke in color 100. Red purple and black, my three favorite colors!
My Last WEBS find was the White Lies Designs pattern, "Colette Cardigan".

I have looked at this pattern on line over and over. Hem haw. When I saw it in person, and could thumb through it to see the instructions, I knew I had to buy it. It is by the same person who wrote the pattern I am currently knitting - the Shaped Lace Tee - and I find her patterns to be very intuitive. Really, her designs are the kind of things I would design f I was better at it.

now to post jack my own post/ While at WEBS, I helped a customer or two. I can't help it. I was born to teach/ be in customer service. One of the employees noticed that I kept helping people. She said I should work for them. DH said that I should have said, "If you are willing to pay me more than 48K a year, I'm yours" What yarn store is paying that much a year? (If you are, WEBS, feel free to call me. I'll be happy to entertain the idea)/ end post jack.
Off I went to eat the aforementioned chicken at Fitzwilly's.
On the way back to the car, I saw that Northampton Wools was still open. I have never actually gone in the store. It is always closed when I manage to pry myself away from WEBS, or too full of people. (I'm a bit claustrophobic) I looked around a bit. After being in WEBS, any yarn store feels kinda small, but Northampton Wools is actually really small. They did have a lot f nice stuff though, and I picked up yet another skein of yet untried sock yarn!

Collinette Jitterbug in Velvet Roses came home to live with me.
now it was 5:00. I was not about to drive through Springfield and Hartford between 5:00 and 6:00, so i stopped at Barnes and Noble. Can I leave a book store with out buying a book? Hell no!
Folk Socks jumped in my arms, and came home to live with all the new yarn. Interestingly, I didn't go up and join the knitting group working away on the second floor. I saw them, I nodded, but I didn't stop to work. I sat in the cafe and knitted on my sweater. weird. Normally I would just plop down and start knitting with others.
After all that yarn shopping, and book looking, I was exhausted. I did still manage to knit a bit more on my sweater, and am almost to the front waist shaping. Tomorrow I have a long train ride, so I should get another big chunk finished. Like I said a few posts ago, I need to pick up knitting speed if I am ever going to knit all of this increasingly large stash. I wonder if I can not buy anymore yarn until I go on vacation/ It's only two weeks. Surely I can do it!
oh, and don't call me Shirley.

1 comment:

Debi said...

Gorgeous new yarn all! Can't wait to see what you make from them :)