Well, Tom and Nicole attending orgies of various flavors have nothing on us. We went YARN SHOPPING, which we all know is a type of highly dangerous orgy. You walk around touching gorgeous things. You encourage each other by yelling, "more, more, more." And then you get out your pocketbook. It's good that the things you take home don't require a visit to the doctor.
The shrink, maybe, but not the doctor doctor.
So, wanna see my goodies? (That should draw in some porn seekers from Google.)
First up, the real reason we went on this expedition, the beads:
Laurie and I have signed up for a knitting with beads class in December, in part because they described the class as using as "shitload" of beads and offering wine and dinner while we work. I mean, c'mon, any LYS who uses "shitload" in their newsletter is a place for me. So between now and 2 December, I've got me some stringin' to do. And just in case you can't see it, those are good ol' Addis in size 00. I'm scared already. I hope we get lots and lots of wine at this class!
Then, since of course I can't walk into a shop and only buy what I came in for, I managed to get 10 skeins of this thrown into my bag:
Cascade Quatro Color 5016 for Rogue, that big baby of cabley yumminess. That won't happen until January at the very earliest. I'm letting the Cascade settle into the yarn stash until then.
That was going to be the end of it, just a nice little trip to one store. *snort* Yeah, right. I was with Laurie and you know that spells trouble. She just got in the car and said, "Where to next?" At least this time it really only took us 30 minutes to get to the other shop, as opposed to the 8 hours of our last journey. I'm exagerrating, but only slightly.
So shop #2, where I usually have to hold Laurie back and tell her to breathe regularly. And of course you know I'm going to hit the sale bin.
And I kinda maybe found a whole bunch of this:
Classic Elite Waterspun Felted 100% Merino; 10 skeins in a dark grey, 4? skeins in celery; and 5? skeins in turquoise. I'm thinking this yarn wants to be the striped hoodie in Stitch n' Bitch, but we're still negotiating.
And then I just had to grab these two lonely skeins in the sale bin:
Plymouth Yukon in 578. I made a buttonhole bag out of the variegated flavor of this and really like it. There's enough mohair and wool for it to full a bit although it's a bit too floppy for a bag. I still need to line that one and maybe include some plastic canvas to help it hold its shape. Another project for another day. And speaking of, I'm pretty sure that's not on the blog. Maybe tomorrow will be a day to show pics of purses I've made, to get those recorded for all posterity, or for my own vanity, either one.
Anyway, have no idea what to do with the Yukon. It'll come to me.
Whew, could barely carry all this back into the house. And oh yeah, just remembered there's another gigantic skein of mohair to do one of the ruffle scarves that everyone has to have this season. Pics of that tomorrow.
This girl loves her some new yarn. It's sick, sick, sick...
And just so you see that I really do knit with the yarn I buy, here are progress pics of my felted fair isle bag. The colors are pretty bright right now, but I love it. I'm slowly getting the hang of fair isle, but I'm still trying to figure out the best way to wrap and hold the yarn. The top chart puckers pretty badly so I'm trying to loosen up at the bottom. I just keep telling myself that all the mistakes will get lost in the felting. Guess I'll always have to felt my fair isle sweaters too! (Yes, I've taken two classes on fair isle knitting and I'm already planning sweaters. At least I haven't bought the yarn for them yet!)
On another note, I got my scarf exchange partner today. Woo hoo! I'm excited to get going on this, but she doesn't have a blog and wasn't very specific in her description. I was hoping she'd give me a few more guidelines so I know where to start with my planning. I'm thinking something lace out of alpaca from that farm in East Aurora. She mentioned "soft" as a requirement so this would certainly fit the bill. Hopefully I'll hear more from her over email so I get some ideas. I want her to like what she gets!
1. diss: worked on transitions tonight so it makes sense why I jump from 1818 to 1847 just for kicks. Why can't everybody just be in my head and know why I think these authors are the same?
2. Diet: Did the 5k training again tonight. About the same time as last week, but at least I'm able to do it. I guess I'm giving this a go. I think this scares me more than the diss.
3. Organization: 2 out of 3 ain't bad? Guess there's time to tackle the dishes and some picking up. But you know I'd rather knit.