Knot Again

Another yarn store

(Wednesday, September 29, 2004 @ 8:00 PM)

I got to go to Green Valley Weavers & Knitters today. Oh, boy, do they have some great stuff! I was almost drooling they had so much nice stuff. It was definitely hard narrowing down what to get w/o breaking the bank.

I ended up getting 2 skeins of Berroco Optik in the Tiffany colorway. I totally fell in love with it when I saw it, and the price wasn't too outlandish ($11.00 for an 87 yard hank). I plan to make a scarf out of it. That way, the stitch at least should be easy enough for my first project (just knit every row), which should help make up for trying to do it with such an unusually textured yarn.

I also got some Wildfoote sock yarn to try to make socks out of, some Clover bamboo circular needles (or is that needle... since it's all attached together, is it singular or plural?) in size 10.5 to use for the scarf, and some size 2 double-point needles to try making socks out of. I'm afraid of dpns... they seem so complicated... so, I thought I'd just jump in and face my fear.

Then, I wanted to get some sort of basic knitting instruction book/booklet. I looked at a few, and wished I could get the Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, but at nearly $40, that was a little more than I could handle. Then I found the Quick Reference version, and bought that... it was only $20. Rather than waiting for that picture, I'll just steal one off the web:

Vogue Knitting Quick Reference Posted by Hello

I finally got to go to a real bonified yarn store today.

(Monday, September 27, 2004 @ 3:50 PM)

It wasn't the one I was originally planning to go to, because it turns out, they're closed on Mondays, but there were wonderfully yummy things at Knitter's Kove, too.

I got a couple of hanks of baby alpaca laceweight yarn in a greyish/off-white mix, which I plan to dye with Kool-Aid and make into a beautiful crocheted shawl that they had the pattern for in the store. I'll have to post a picture later... DH took the camera with him hunting.

I also got a couple of worsted weight skeins of wool, one in white and one in grey to play with color-wise. I was so surprised that I could find wool that felt nice, rather than being icky scratchy.

Hi, again

(Friday, September 24, 2004 @ 5:06 PM)

What a weird thing to say, considering I don't think anyone has ever read my blog (that tends to happen when you don't tell anyone about it).

The big reason it's been a long time since I've posted anything is that we moved. Just a few miles from our old house, but this house is nearly twice as big, and has a better layout. I still need to figure out how to organize things, and that's proving to be such a challenge. Too many options, I think.

Anyhow, hopefully now I can get back to working on some things... It's been driving me crazy not doing anything crochet-wise.