Friday, March 23, 2007

so many yarn stores... so little time

I am not a member of the LJ group NoYarnForAYear, nor of the group KnitFromYourStash. Nope. I am a card-carrying member of the MHASFEYSIS (Must Have a Skein From Every Yarn Store I See) group. I'm not proud of it, but I accept that I am powerless over the lure of the Local Yarn Store. One skein of pretty yarn can just about make my whole week...or month...

Consequently, my sister has been taking me around to all the LYS in her area. She understands that yarn reduces pain and helps me heal from my surgery... I think I have been to six yarn stores while here. I've needed it. It's my extra-strength Tylenol w Codeine. And besides, I'm celebrating my belated birthday, right?

Yesterday I bought two little balls of yarn called "Star" for making socks. It has elastic in it so the socks stay up. Each ball of yarn was only $6. The other day I got a beautiful skein of Kid Seta (silk and mohair) in a sunset gold. And I think I may have told you that I found a little round whicker basket of Habu yarns in the second store we went to... Habu is more expensive, but I did allow myself to buy a tiny skein of thier nubby silk yarn for a very narrow scarf. Jules also gave me more birthday presents last night: the Light Up Knitting needles!! Size 9 and they are purple! I love them and they look like a light saber! And some stationery that she had an artist friend of hers design especially for me!

I am just about finished with the top-down raglan black T-neck with 3/4 sleeves that I'm making for her. I have 3 inches on the end of one sleeve to do and then it will be done! That’s a good thing because I'm leaving tomorrow! I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran because the MagKnits ( pattern called for an Aran Weight yarn, but really, you could use any yarn with this pattern. It’s super easy. It took me a longtime because my sister is tall and willowy, so I had to add 4 inches to the torso length. Now it looks fabulous on her.

My sister is an artist and she has a show up in a cafe gallery right now. So we are going to go there to view her show. After that, I'll be flying home.
Oh, and I bought Cooking Mama Wii as a hostess gift for her and her boyfriend yesterday. It's just as fun as the DS version! I'll miss that Wii. Wii baseball, and Wii bowling.... I wonder if they'll ever come out with Wii knitting????

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