quick update   12 comments

yesterday was stormy, icy even. But Mom and I braved the nasty weather, and headed off to Halcyon Yarn in Bath. We got there around 11, and pulled into an empty parking lot! We were horrified, thinking that perhaps heaven was closed for the day! But no, we were just the only people so desperate for fiber that we would brave the weather. By the time we left a couple of hours later, there were more people out. We headed over to Mae’s Bakehouse for lunch, pulled into the parking area – same thing – no cars! But we knew what it meant this time, and so were pleased to find it open, warm, with some delicious hot soup on the menu.

By the time we finished lunch, the ice was gone, it was just foggy and rainy for the ride home.
So, what did I get?

4 cones of their gemstone silk for necklaces
one skein of Heritage sock yarn in soft blues
one toe up sock pattern
one Elizabeth Zimmerman surprise jacket pattern.

And it occurs to me that joining the sock Kal over at KnittingSarah was not supposed to mean that I buy lots more sock yarn, but after investigating my stash it just had to be done. πŸ™‚ The KAL will help keep me from just adding them to the bins in the closet. πŸ™‚

My Webs order arrived this week as well, and oh my, I LOVE the yarns I bought. As soon as the camera and I are speaking to each other again, I will share. But let it be said, I wound 4 balls of sock yarn today, and I cannot wait to start work on the Madelinetosh. So, because I have the annoying rule about number of WIPs, I worked on my boyfriend sock today, and finished the first one. Time to go cast on the second!

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  1. I’m not sure I would do that… In fact I know I wouldn’t! Lol Sounds like you had a great time though!

  2. I am so envious of your Madelinetosh. So far I only go into my LYS and stare at it haha. Can’t wait to see all your socks!

    • you will! As for Mtosh – I hate to say it, but if you watch yarn.com for discontinued colors, and you get things that are “discountable” you can rack up some nice deals. I paid about $20 a skein, which is way less than suggested retail. I don’t do it often, as I prefer to support my LYS, but now and then, I get a bargain.

  3. Sounds like a great day. Any day buying yarn and patterns is a great day. I love Tosh yarn and its colorways. Another great sock yarn that holds up like iron is Dream in Color. I know what you mean about sock yarn just finding its way into the house. It’s not as easy now with Yarn Rascal. The yarn has to find its way in and then run for it life and lock itself in the yarn vault. Or it will become his new favorite thing to destroy. Can’t wait to see the socks.

    • lol You always make me laugh! It doesn’t have to run for it’s life in my house, but it has to hide quick before A sees it and makes her noises about MORE YARN. πŸ™‚

  4. It sounds like you have your priorities right, and won’t let the weather get in the way of life’s necessities! Knitters are a brave and hardy folk πŸ˜‰

  5. Sounds like you had a nice day despite the ice.

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