Monday, November 26, 2007

Can't drive by a yarn shop w/o stopping! :)

I almost forgot to post about the fun stuff I picked up Friday after the holiday. I stopped on the way home from my in-laws at The Yarn Patch in Crossville (and The Yarn Haven in Knoxville). They were open on Friday which surprised me, but they have a Friday knitters group that meets regularly, the owner said they'd surely come looking for her if she wasn't there!! I thought that was cute! I got more Dream in Color yarn. 2 of the sock yarn (Smooshy) and one more of the Classy. I just love this stuff....

I also picked these up. I've seen a variety of them online but haven't really needed them. Of course -When they're right in front of my face - oh, I just couldn't resist!!! I still kind of prefer my plain ol plastic ones, (these slightly bug me sometimes with the dangle and all) but they're just too cute not to have! I'll get used to it I'm sure!

I also wanted to try one of these. The Owner told me they've been hard for her to keep in stock. I always just throw my sock WIP's in my little pink knitting bag and I've only lost one needle as far as I can remember - but it's another knitting gadget so I had to have it.

Here's what tiny little progress I've made on my Knitpicks Best Girlfriend sock pattern. I got sidetracked by something i think...
Well, here's one of the "somethings"- just a simple ribbed hat for my father in law (he's from Indiana, hence the color). See one of my handy-dandy new stitch markers? I don't really need it for the pattern, but it's fun to use it anyway! This is made from Cleckheaton Country 8 ply DK weight. I've never tried it before so I hope it washes up nice and gets softer. (Ravelry's been so helpful in helping me to be sure I've made an okay fiber choice!)
Since Thanksgiving I haven't been knitting much because of Ravelry. I tend to go back and forth on how much time I spend on there. It's just so fun and I don't realize how long I've been on sometimes (like almost all weekend!) So glad to see you guys there too! Hopefully I'll have some finished things to put on there soon.

4 comments:

knittinwolf said...

Oooooooh I love the pink, and blue smooshy ? yarn...I've never heard of it...is it smmooshy?:) I want to get some of those stitch markers and point holder thingies too...whah wish I was with you I'd have bought the same things! Can't wait to see the friend socks and hat done...you go girl! Be a hop, skip and a jump over to help with those lights! hee hee

Anna said...

I'm living vicariously through your yarn purchases! :D

Ravelry is addicting isn't it?

Nat Red Knits said...

I agree about the dangles, I have caved under the pressure an bought some dangley stitch markers in the past myself. But cute doesn't always mean functional does it. My favorites are the little plastic ones that look like safety pins.

I am NOT envy you your yarn...I am Not going to envy you your yarn (100 times on the black board please)

knittinwolf said...

Polar Express yarn is on her etsy shop....found it on ravelry under white oak studio and then followed the links. I'd been wanting some of her stuff and just had to click buy it now!:) Feel like total heck today...head is going to blow off and if I move I feel like puking! Ug...sinus infection...and of course its Saturday...suffering till Monday!