Thursday, June 29, 2006

YARN YARN YARN YARN!

Hummm do I show you yarny goodness or pictures from the trip.... yarny goodness or pictures from the trip.......
OH heck i'll show you yarny goodness cause frankly I didn't talk many pics as we were lots 99 percent of the time in the truck....... but lets not go there.
Ok I present Yarny GOODNESS!!!!

The below picture is of the books I picked up while I was gone. We've got Socks, Socks, Sock, Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush *I'm loving this one cause its actually a spiral bound one and will lay flat while i'm knitting, I for one think all knitting books should be spiral, I'm always trying to knit and hold the book open in my lap* I got a Good Yarn by Debbie MacComber which I've been wanting to read. All these came from Borders. Man I could have stayed in there all day! Four whole shelves of knitting books!!! WOOT WOOT! I love it! Folk Socks by Nancy Bush was from A good yarn which I managed to get to on Tuesday before we left. Do you notice a theme in my pattern books???? I still can't believe it after I said I'd never knit another sock when I completed my first pair. PSSSSAWWWW! Never say never!

OK OK I can hear you all chanting "YARN YARN!" I'm getting there be patient! Geesh! Now as I was saying I got to A Good Yarn on Tuesday right before we left the city. I didn't make it there on sunday and when we finally found it on Monday..... it was closed all day. GAAAAAAA CLOSED ALL DAY!!!! NOOOO WAYYYY!! So i whined on the way back to the hotel and Moose said we could go before we left the next day. heheheh I knew my whining was good for something. Alison at Blue Blog works at a Good yarn but she wasn't there that day :( I did however see her Airplane sweater on display, it was tooo cute!
Now let me just say that A Good Yarn was PACKED full of yarn. There was sooo much yarn there I was a little overwhelmed and didn't know what was what or where to start. I of course headed straight to the sock yarn to get my trekking for the KAL...... NO TREKKING:( NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I guess so much for the KAL!
Anyway besides the no trekking I did manage to spend a good chunk of moola!
Below we have from left to right 4 balls of sugar and creme that actually came from Michaels, 3 balls of kid silk haze in that yummy green I love so much which will become my Kiri Shawl, 8 balls altogether of Dale of Norway ULL for those norweigan socks in Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. In the front we have 2 skeins of Lorna's Lace, colourway.... pink purple and grey??? lol All this is upstairs so thats all your getting for now. It is sooooo incredibly soft I can't wait to try it out. And also my very first Chibi. I must say I had noooooooooo idea what in the world this Chibi was that everyone talked about on their blogs. I knew it was a needle of some sort in a plastic thing... but that was it :) Well now I have my own :) Its perfect cause I can't keep a darning needle for more than one project, I always loose it. It doesn't look like alot but heck that yarn all adds up I tell ya. When the lady was putting it in the bag I said...... awww great a clear see thru bag, it had to be see thru, my husbands in the truck lol. She laughed and said did you want me to wrap it in something else, I replied with a no, he'll see it some time :)
When we were getting all our reciepts together for the border he said wooow that much for whats in that one bag. Man that looks like about $20 worth of yarn.......
Me - Yes dear $20 worth lol *rolls eyes, clearly he has no clue*

This is my new cute little book holder I got at Michaels that matches my living room and looks like its going to be holding alot of yarn books!
Of course I couldn't go to the states and not come back without my cinnamon and brown sugar pop tarts. We do have pop tarts up here but for some reason we don't get this kind. So i've got 3 boxes of the shaws, 32 poptarts :) a pack of the go tarts that I had to try in the same flavour and I found some tetley that we don't have at home either so I got a box of each.

Now since we've been living in Canada we noticed that you can't just get normal flavoured Tetley like at home, its Orange Pekoe so when I saw the Classic and British blend I knew one had to be the right one. I'll let you know what I come up with.

Well there you have it the yarn goods! Now I'm off to work again :(

9 comments:

Liz said...

What a great haul! I have all of Nancy Bush's books, they're the best. (I made those norweigen stockings too, loved it) And the yarn, to die for.

Most importantly...My favorite pop tart flavor :) I will tell you, I was not too thrilled with the go tarts. Just not the same...

Amy said...

look at all that yarn, only $20 huh!!! Just let me know when you want a care package of poptarts and I'll be happy to send them your way. We've got shelves of them at my grocery store

Donna said...

Nice new stash! I too love that Nancy Bush sock book. The spiral bound is awesome...I think they should make all of them that way!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh I just burst out laughing when I read Moose's $20 estimate on your yarn haul. heheheheh BRWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAhahahahaha

Ohhh I love your sock bucket!! And you can carry it over your shoulder and everything!! ::wheels turning here::

Amy said...

now it's me again! my email is on my profile now!

Chris said...

You got some fabulous stuff! Great books - I know you're going to love them. Hee hee - Moose has no idea.... probably for the best, right?

Back when I could eat Pop-Tarts, that was my favorite flavor, too. :)

Peg said...

I'd say about $20 worth of yarn too! I loved the Debbie Macomber books. Knitted two of the baby blankets from her pattern in 'The Shop on Blossom Street'.

irishmama said...

Great stuff. Socks are so addicting. My husband is the same, he thinks yarn is like a dollar. Hope you enjoy the book, I did, its a quick read.

yarnahoy said...

Great yran & CUTE book holder!
:)