When the Blogosphere and Reality Collide…

Today, my friend Katy & I set off on a knitting adventure. She had told me a few weeks ago about Twisted Yarns, a LYS (aka Local Yarn Store) about 20 minutes from my house, and today was their First Anniversary Sale. All of the regularly priced yarns in the store were 15% off – how can you pass that up?

Of course, when you go to a LYS, you must wear something that you made. Katy wore an absolutely gorgeous sweater vest, and I wore the only project I have completed so far – my Pink Power scarf. Shortly after we arrived at the store, one of the nice ladies working there commented on Katy’s vest. Katy started to introduce me to her, and I said that I had made my scarf. She said that she liked it, and then she paused … and then she asked me if I had a blog because she had seen my scarf already this morning!

I almost did the “Get OUT!” move, complete with the push, but you know what? That’s just not a nice thing to do to someone you just met.

So today, not only did I get to procure fabulous yarn, I got to meet Janet of Planet Janet! (Interplanet Janet, she’s a galaxy girl!) She, along with everyone else at Twisted Yarns, was so helpful! I now have enough yarn to make plenty of projects!

– GGH Bali in Col. No. 40 (royal blue) to make the “Simple Cardigan” from Sally Melville’s book, The Purl Stitch
– Noro Kureyon Col. No. 134 to make the Booga Bag
– Cascade 220 in Col. No. 2410 (purple) to make the Sophie.
– Sockotta in Col. No. 621 to make socks! (I am going to take a class for this in the next few weeks.)

I went there with my heart set on getting some Collinette Prism, and the Blue Parrot color was absolutely beautiful, but it was a heart stopping price of $25+ per skein. I just couldn’t do it. Not yet. Maybe as a reward once I get through all of my other projects. Maybe I should have a knitting fundraiser to help foot the bill?

Dude, Janet recognized my scarf. From my blog. I mean … how cool is that? I love it when the Blogosphere and reality collide!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “When the Blogosphere and Reality Collide…”

Christine, Could that possibly be the beginning of a yarn stash? LOL Welcome to the club! I pigged out on Colinette yarn when I went to the UK Knitting & Stitching Show a couple of years ago. She has some of the most scrumptious hand-dyed yarns ever. (Living in the “Yarn Deprivation Zone,” I have to rely on my yarn stash, so I have a rather big one. Kof!)

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