Thursday, April 29, 2010

I just went along for the ride!

Yesterday at lunch, one of the women I work with asked me a knitting question. She's a sometimes knitter, and she was working on a Berrocco pattern (Coppelia) for her daughter. It's a little dress with a cotton tank style top and a novelty yarn (Tutu) skirt. Not my choice of fibre, but adorably cute, especially for a 3 year old. She wasn't happy with the cotton she had for the top part - the colour was off, so she asked me if I thought Michael's would have something. I told her why go to Michael's when Mary's Yarns is just a few minutes away? Since she was unsure of how to get there, I said I'd go with her, just to help. (You can see where this is going, can't you?)

We found her the perfect shade of Cotton Super 10, and the needles she needed, and I believe she also left with another sweater's worth of yarn, but for me, "just helping" looked like this:
Yup. about $100 later, I walked out with some Punta Yarn 100% merino in this lovely pale pink and brown combo. This is for my Mom - I plan a very simple triangular scarf/shawl. Mom adores pink, and had a great brown coat, so I can see this for Christmas.
Then I saw the ShiBui sock yarn - a sock yarn I didn't have and have never knit with. Well, I had to rectify that situation, didn't I? These may be for my husband...
Then, back on the Christmas gift line of thinking - I thought about a couple of 198 yds of Heaven scarves for some of the women in my family. Punta yarns - kid mohair with some nylon, in these wonderful earthy tones: And then this Sandesgarn Palett blue (that also had some wonderful shades of green hidden down deep). This will either be two scarves, or probably just a bigger one.

I also grabbed the summer Interweave - there's a couple of things in there that caught my eye...

I'm very lucky - Needles and Knits is just up the street from my house, and Mary's is a short drive from my office. Is it any wonder I have a room full of wool?

See how helpful I can be if you take me to a yarn store?

10 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Oh, a woman after my own heart!

Needles said...

Yarn for gifting in the current year (fiscal or calendar) isn't stash is it?

I don't see a problem.

Anonymous said...

That last yarn nearly went home with me too!!

Brenda said...

Hee Hee. Who enabled who?

Acorn to Oak said...

It looks like you were verrry helpful. lol ;-) I love the pink and brown yarn. It's gorgeous! That sock yarn too! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

Sel and Poivre said...

ooooo I love that pink and brown!

KnitTech said...

With friends like you...

Seriouly, nice haul.

Anonymous said...

You need more practice spending the *other* person's yarn money! Great choices, esp the Palett; looks somewhat like DROPS Delight, have to go check it out.

CatBookMom

Cindy G said...

I, too, love the colors of the Palette. Yummy!

Carol said...

tis a slippery slope indeed!