Friday, February 20, 2004


I went to the wildest yarn shop today! My husband and I have been exploring the area and checking out all the local yarn shops we can find. This place is by far the most interesting shop I have ever seen. I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in. The shop was packed with yarn, and I mean PACKED with yarn. It is a very small shop to begin with, I guess it is about 10' x 20', and there is just a small path through the mounds of yarn that goes to the back of the store. Two people are unable to walk side by side on this path. The yarn is in clear bags and piled all over the floor. I have never seen anything like it. I had to wait outside the shop until the two people shopping came out so I could actually make it to the back. The place literally looks like someone backed a dump truck full of yarn up to the door and just let it all pour in. I had the strongest urge just to dive into the pile. It seems to me that the owner has a serious yarn addiction and just keeps buying and buying reguardless if anyone is buying it from her or not. I told my husband it is like those old ladies you hear about on the news that have eighty or more cats in a small house. Well At least she is addicted to yarn and not cats. There really isn't any harm in it unless she drowns in it or gets buried. The next time I go there I am going to bring a camara. Hopefully she'll let me take a picture so you can check it out.

Brittany Shortage (no not that Brittany)

There seems to be a Brittany Birch needle shortage everywhere I go. My old LYS had them on backorder, and now my new LYS has them backordered too. Two yarn shops in two different states with the same dillema. Go figure. I did manage to buy two more pairs of needles: a size 7 and a size 10. The owner took my name and number so she can call me when the sizes I need come in. I think I am four or five pairs away from a full 14 inch set. I am going to make a needle roll for them out of the material that my mom used to make a skirt for me when I was a kid. That way I get to keep it as a memory and actually use it.

I also bought two size 0 Crystal Palace circular needles so that I can make some socks! I want to learn the two socks on two circulars method using Queen Kahuna's Crazy Heels and Toes. I have some Opal yarn in my stash that is dying to be used. I know my husband would love for me to knit some. For now I really need to get crackin on my mom's hat. She'll be here in a few days. I can't wait to see her! Well it's time for bed. I have a full day of unpacking tomorrow. Yay!