Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stocking up, yep, that's what I'm doing... stocking up!

Yesterday, after a 3-day stomach ache, then a school vacation day, I ran away from home. On our way to school, I calmly told the three kiddos, that I would see them at school at 3pm for Choir practice, but that I'd be running away from home during the day.

Where did I go do you ask? To heaven... um I mean yarn shopping. First stop Modern Yarn in Montclair. They recently have gotten in Koigu... and let me tell you the stuff is beauti-ous!!!!

I fell hard people, I fell hard.... I got some lovely Koigu and some Noro sock yarn. Yes, the yarn is a bit rough, but I LOVE the colors!!!! LOVE them I tell you!!!!!! Reports are that the yarn softens up after washing. These colors just make me swooooooooon.

Just take a look at my treasures....
In my defense, my Dear Husband, if you are reading this.... I am preparing for the long lean summer. You know what I mean... where the kids and I shall be exiled to a lovely land, but a land that is cruel and cold to the Dollar holding resident... where it takes for-ever to go and do anything.... I'm like the squirrel, foraging and taking in as much as I can for the lean, cold and cruel time ahead.... ooooooooooo

The Regia Silk in brown is from Stix-n-Stitches, also in Montclair. I love their new space. This yarn will be knit up into a cute little bear... yes, for me.... :) I fell in love with the Classic Teddy Bear by Mary Ann Gebhardt from the Holiday 2007 Interweave Knits Magazine. He's just scrummy, that's scrumptious and yummy smooshed together....



I may have knit up a few more mini mittens. I have another one, but it went missing... I suspect my little-est DD may have run off with it... can't blame her...


Nowm I am off to Panera Bread to meet my Purl Gurls, to knit and chat... and drink come coffee...

OMGoodness, isn't the yarn beautiful???

4 comments:

Janice said...

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! All of it is absolutely gorgeous. Good for you running away from home. Now you have all sorts of yumminess at home to keep you there!! ;-) I can't wait to see all that you knit up with it!

Kristin said...

Lovely spoils! Next time you run away from home, give me a little lead time and I will too. It sounds like a dream

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Isn't that Noro the coolest stuff you've ever seen? I even have four skeins of the stuff.

Check out the Flat Feet link on my blog. That stuff is too cool.

You may now begin the countdown. (big grin) I won't tell you how many days, but start getting your "enter" finger ready. :)

Oh... and how in the hell do you knit up those miniatures? They drive me nuts to make!

Donna Lee said...

What a lovely day. And it is really very prudent of you to stock up for the lean times. It's a wise and sensible thing to do. The yarns are gorgeous. We have a lys that carries koigu but the shop is not user friendly. They are snobbish and not at all fun. I try to avoid them so i have to order all my special yarns online. That's ok, I like to get mail.