Monthly Archive: October 2014

Yarn store loot!

Goodness. Yesterday was such a treat. Three yarn stores in two towns, and much yarn acquired. And, all while staying within budget! (It should be noted that my Japanese genes appear to have been overwhelmed by yarn awesomeness, and I completely failed to take any pictures of any of the stores, even though I specifically told myself to do just that when departing on the grand adventure. My apologies.)

The first stop was WEBS, where I picked up:

Then, we went to Northampton Wools, where Shama fell in love with baby alpaca, which led to the acquisition of 2 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Villa in Periwinkle, which are already well on their way to being a pair of Simply Warm fingerless mitts. (Amusingly, while we were there, I saw a yarn that immediately pinged my, “Oooh! Colors!” receptors. Then I realized it was the chunky version of the sock weight Misty Alpaca in Pico that I’d been knitting for the past few days (and, in fact, had on the needles in my purse). At least I’m consistent.)

After a very yummy lunch at India Palace, we ventured on to Sheep and Shawl, a cute little store that specializes in consignment of all sorts of fiber-related products, including yarn, finished knitted and crocheted items, goats’ milk products, felted objects, and more. Here, I bought:

  • An adorable finished hat, because it looks incredibly cute on Shamala, and her birthday is next month. (I would have given it to her anyway, but this gave me a good excuse.)
  • A Lantern Moon cool sheep felt keychain pouch.
  • 1 skein of Manos Del Uruguay Fino in Inkwell. Again, this yarn has no specific project destiny yet, but at 490 yards, would make a fairly reasonably-sized shawl.

And that, my friends, is the sum of my adventures in yarn for yesterday.

Going on an adventure!

In a few minutes, the four of us (Jer, Shama, Shamamama, and I) will be leaving on a mini-adventure. We’re going to go to Northampton. My hosts are so kind, as the primary purpose of this visit is to allow me to visit WEBS. As you can imagine, I’m very excited!

There will also be food, candles, food, and other meanderings. And, once we get home, I suspect that we will be continuing our Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon. (Shama’s never seen it, and we’re doing our best to get her hooked. We watched the first season yesterday.)

I hope you all are well. And remember, there’s still time to let me know if you’re going to join us for sushi in Sudbury on Saturday night!

Just to be clear…

I am not responsible for the weather in Massachusetts this week. I did not bring it with me from Seattle. I would not do such a thing to my dear friends here.

That is all.