Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ok, Maybe Someone Should Stop Me.

I hit 3 yarn shops yesterday. But I only bought yarn at 2! The 3rd I got a bag pattern. And I stayed within my budget (wait, I had a budget?) So, shop #1 - The Sewing Bird. This is the place that's closing down and everything is 25% off. My 3 knitting friends and I headed there around 11 a.m. yesterday. And we each ran into someone we knew! One of the ladies I work with, that I had alerted to the sale, was there with her young daughter (who was wearing squeaky shoes! You know, the kind that sounds like dog toys are attached to the soles.) I also saw one of the ladies that works part time at my favorite yarn shop (which we hit next). So, here's the loot from the Sewing Bird (and the bag pattern I got at shop #2): Sewing Bird 50606 Yup, I got a spindle. No roving yet, but I have the spindle. They aren't something I run into regularly, so I got it while I could. I also got 3 sets of Addi Turbo circs, a set of Size 13 DPNs so I can make Kitty Pi from WendyKnits.net, Gloves in a Bottle, and yarn galore. Lamb's Pride Worsted Jaded Dreams Lamb's Pride Worsted in "Jaded Dreams" for a couple future pairs of fuzzy feet or something. Noro Iro #9 Noro Iro in color #9 for a Chinese Charm bag from Stitch 'n Bitch. SW Trading Co Bamboo #521 Intensity b And SouthWest Trading Co. Bamboo in "Intensity" for Convertible from Knitty. I got 750 yds worth, and I'm betting that'll be enough. The pattern calls for 2 hanks at 400 yds, but I think I can fudge it enough that it won't be an issue. The bag pattern is the "Lucy Bag" from Two Old Bags. Our final stop of the day was Stitch Fine Yarns. I found sock yarn there that I actually didn't have yet. Stitch Fine Yarns 50606 Sockotta in color 5618 (how original - why in hell don't they put the color NAME on the ball band? Numbers are so lame). I found through Yarndex that they call this "Denim". Much more appealing than "5618". Sockotta 5618 Sockotta in color #15. (Which my friend Ann tried to talk me out of because it looks a lot like the Dancing Sock Yarn I'm working with.) And Yarndex calls "Green". Um, looks like more than that to me. But what do I know? Sockotta 15 And my favorite score of the day: Sockotta 5616 Sockotta in color 5616. Yarndex calls this "Persimmon" - yummy. How pretty is that? Can you tell I've decided I love Sockotta sock yarn? It's got cotton in it. And I'm a sucker for cotton. I'm working on a pair of toe-up socks (just started the second one) out of it and I. Love. It. And hey - they fit too! I think I'm a toe-up convert. Since I was 1 for 3 on my cuff down socks, and toe-up you just can't go wrong - I'll be converting future socks to toe-up construction. Now to figure out how to get rid of the holes in the short rows other than weaving yarn back through them. I also got a skein of Trekking XXL that reminds me of the Grinch. Trekking XXL 131 It's color #131 and I got to see a completed sock in it, and it looks much cooler once finished than in the skein. Trust me on that. Oh - and back to the toe-up pattern, it's also all stockinette. Which shows off the self-patterning yarn as intended, but also - it's freakin' fast. I started this pair at 8pm on Thursday, and I'm already on the second sock. I'm down with that. Now - it's rainy out, and kinda cold. I have to decide whether or not to go to the Wachovia Golf Tournament today or not. I have two tickets, and no one to go with, but that's not what's stopping me. It's the rain. What to do...

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

I was worried that now that I don't have a job how am I going to feed my yarn craving? Ha ha! No more worries! I just read your blog and they melt away---I hope you don't mind me living vicariously thru you! Hee hee!

I LOVE that "green" and the Grinch color too!

Jo said...

I love the persimmon color, too!

Jo

Zonda said...

I not only love the persimmon color...I have it LOL! Awesome haul there girl! Can't wait to see what your grinch socks look like LOL! Ohh the Lucy Bag pattern..need to get one of those one day!

Rain said...

Ooooooooo go see the golf. Just wrap up warm and keep the rain out.

I think you have a serious yarn habit TG so don't be surprised if the women in white coats from yanaholics anonymous come for you. I'll babysit the stash until they let you out.

Fab photos as usual, you're turning us all green with envy.

The bamboo is gorgeous and looks perfect for Convertible, it'll be so pretty.

Pam said...

Oh, I am so enjoying all of your LYS trips! I sit at my computer and drool. Your right, that trekking does for some reason make you think of the grinch.

Erin said...

So, is it like, a yarn store at your house? Can I come over and visit?

turtlegirl76 said...

rain - I went and watched men play with their little white balls in the rain, while I drank beer and held an umbrella. Heh.

Erin - visit any time, but I will be patting you down on the way out.

Abigale said...

Hi! - I just finished my Jaywalker socks in the Sockotta 5616 (Persimmon) - I love the way the striping works out with this yarn. Hope you have fun knitting with your new Stash Enhancement -

The Bamboo is just beautiful - serious yarn envy going on over here!!

Abi