It’s Wednesday, and know what Wednesday is? It is KNIT DAY! Whoo hoo! My friend Katy (who reads all of the knit blogs but doesn’t have one of her own … yet …) picked me up this morning and we finally found Yarns 2 Ewe! We managed to drive right past it the first time, as the sign is gray with blue lettering and right under the awning – we saw the Vietnamese restaurant right next door, but missed the sign for the yarn shop. A call to Mike so he could look it up online give us the street number, and we managed to make it there. It was ok to be lost though – I had never been to that part of the Heights, which was gorgeous, and we got to see Harolds in the Heights! (Yeah, that means nothing to anyone else. Mike didn’t know what we were talking about either. Katy & I were excited to see it though!)
Yarns 2 Ewe was packed full of fabulous yarns – some which we had seen before, and some that were completely new to us. We both loved the Rowan DK cotton that we saw. They said it was new; I believe they just put it out yesterday. They also had a ton of sock yarn, but I resisted the urge to buy any more. I need to knit my first pair of socks before I build up a stash! We did find some Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino wool that we both liked. Katy had made “Caryl’s Kerchief” (from FoxyKnits) out of it before, so we picked some up. It is sooooo soft.
After we massaged all of the yarn at Yarns 2 Ewe, we headed back to the north side of town for the Sit & Knit at Twisted Yarns in Spring. I love that shop. Have I mentioned that before? I showed Lynn Anne (the lady that taught my sock class) that I had mastered the Norwegian Purl (opens a PDF; more info at Knitting Geek and Spelling Tuesday). I started on the I-cord for the Booga Bag and got a foot or two done while I was there. I also picked out yarn for the Clapotis, because, after all, Je suis belle et ça ne demande aucun effort. Therefore I need a beautiful scarf/shawl.
After we picked Jason up from school, we went over to Katy’s house to check out some of her finished projects and to browse through pattern books. *sigh* Oh, the fabulous things you can make. Then she took us home and Jason and I zoomed over to the doctor’s office to pick up our new glasses. Now I have sassy glasses (picture to come) and I’m ready to knit!
The Booga Bag body only has about 7 rows left now; I’ll finish it as soon as I have the I-cord ready. If you want to check out my progress, I took a picture this morning. Almost done!