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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now I Will Put On the Brakes...

There is much to report. A second trip to Knitter's Knook store-closing sale, which truly was to visit and spend time knitting on a Sunday afternoon, but ended up being something of an orgy of yarn buying (again!)...(and there is an order coming from Little Knits, but I swear, I'm putting on the brakes after this...except for an occasional skein of sock yarn...until AFTER the holidays, at least!)

I knew I needed more Mission Falls 1824 for the Log Cabin blanket (the one that will NOT end...at least it seems that way) and I did get another 11 balls for that purpose, but then there was this:
Green Mountain Spinnery's Cotton Comfort undyed, 7 skeins (80% wool and 20% organic cotton, and so soft!). There is probably a Folk Shawls shawl in my future with this DK weight yarn...

And then, there was this - in the $1 per ball bin:
four balls of lavender and 3 of royal purple. I have no idea what I'll do with this. Perhaps a hat and mitts? It's 100% wool, and someone said "felted bag..?" But then I found this:
for a pair of socks - in my favorite colors and then this:
...which when combined with black will make a wonderful felted bag for me...I have some of the teal for my February Lady Sweater, so the bag and socks are a necessity, no?

And then we had a blast knitting together - there were five of us, but I only got this one photo of Becky and Sandra (who is busy checking out the Sock Monkey Posy Sock Sack Becky has, along with several others, at her shop ... helping me to market my wares!). Sandra and I tripped down 220S together for this delightful junket this afternoon:
Can you see how bare those shelves are? But Becky still has a lot to sell, ladies, so don't delay...OH - And I'm considering the purchase of that loveseat. I have first dibs...

Many, many happy knitting hours occured on that loveseat. Imagine the knitterly history? I'm debating whether it will make it up the stairs to my knitting room/office (the second, and much smaller bedroom of my townhouse)...Technically, it will, and I can just boot out the stuff that won't fit, right? RIGHT? Please help me convince myself this is the best thing for me to do...

Tell me I'm not just being nostalgic in the face of losing Knitter's Knook?

(Ok...now I have to go back to work to help pay for my booty)

6 Comments:

Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! Major haul there! And it's all such good stuff :) Which shawl from Folk Shawls are you thinking of (I adore that book)? I'd say that the couch seems like a great purchase, so long as it'll fit - it looks very comfortable, it's a great warm color; and it's not like you couldn't sell it again if you ever couldn't use it anymore.

Did that help? ;)

7:28 PM  
Blogger SandraTee said...

Oh you sneaky girl - I had no idea you were taking a picture :-)Yep, we had a load of fun...

8:54 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What lovely finds! It's sad to hear of a LYS closing, however.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a haul! You are bad.

As for the love seat, measure, measure, measure, both the love seat and the space for it in your in room.

You don't want to be disappointed in the end.

Debbie
deborahp@ptd.net

11:31 PM  
Blogger Pat K said...

Lovely yarn. And it is always sad to see a store closing. Given the current financial situation in this country, let's hope it's not a growing trend. Enjoy the knitting!

7:04 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

A boatload of yarn (I heart the Comfort Cotton) and a loveseat to boot? It's red so it's a go in my book. What did you decide?

10:36 PM  

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