Monday, June 20, 2005

1920s here I come....!

Here is me in my cool new knitted bowler hat made by my best friend Jill at Faulty Logic. We used a fur lined hat for my cool 20's look.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Damage Done, Yarn Sale Purchases

So I woke up like it was Christmas. 6:30 am my eyes opened and I jumped out of bed in anticipation of my great buys. In the shower and out of the door to arrive in Laguna Hills by 7 am. Too early to start...but I was scoping the area. After eating a quick breakfast I joined the other ladies to rummage through mounds and mounds and mounds of yarn. I was in yarn HEAVEN!! So at 9 am after looking and relooking, I starting adding up my new acquisitions....$500!!!!!!!!

After resuscitating myself from the hard attack, it took me another 2.5 hours to widdle down my bag to under $300. Exact purchase total was forgotten through the trauma of giving the salesperson my credit card. The only consolation I got was that the woman before bought $800 worth of yarn and the salesperson said one woman broke $1000!!!!! So I was feeling pretty good with my relatively small investment. See my posts below for details on the damage.

The kitties checking out the new finds..."Anything for us?" says Kira

Finally, the new additions to the Stash...10 balls of Goa, 10 balls of Finlandia, 8 balls of Touch Me.

Muench Touch Me - This was the piece de resistance of the Yarn Sale. There was the equivalent of 8 balls in the package for $8 per ball instead of $15. I looked and looked for more but this was all I could find. Beautiful scarf here I come...

GGH Goa - This is the yarn that will be used on my flame stitch cardigan that is waiting in the wings to be knit...see side bar

A beautifully soft yarn that is just waiting to become a shawl. Very lightweight!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Yarn Spaghetti - Just a sample of all the beautiful yarn we saw during our yarn store tour of the San Diego Area

San Diego Yarn Search and anticipation for THE YARN LADY BAG SALE!!

The Yarn Lady Bag sale is on Saturday and I am so jazzed. I won't be home tomorrow so I have to think of all the things I want to make and make sure I purchase enough yarn. Given, I may have made this whole bag sale thing out to me more than it is but acquiring yarn has become my new obsession. Now in terms of knitting it all up into its intended project.....that remains to be seen. Kyoto is currently taking up all my time, but soon the leaves scarf will begin.

Last weekend, Jill and I went to visit lots of Yarn stores in the San Diego Area last weekend - Needle Nook, Helga Yarn Boutique, Black Sheep. Knitting in La Jolla and Common Threads were by far the best yarn shop. The people were nice and courteous and the selection was good. Both shops were medium to small but held quite a bit of merchandise. I would recommend them if you are visiting the area.