Saturday, September 16, 2006

Have a Yarn!

I am in love! I went to Nova Knitter's fave yarn shop today for the first time, Have a Yarn. It was a quick, short visit. The boys were outside in the truck with Daddy being their typical noisy selves. Gorgeous yarns, wonderfully displayed, small but cozy, great samples, great selection... The first room when you enter has a wall of sock yarn. I could have easily spent $100, but I couldn't today. I did find this in the third room out back. I've seen it on the net and have been wanting to try it.

Can't beat the price. There's just a little bit out of the middle that they used for a swatch. I'll just knit one of the shorter-cuffed sock patterns I have. There's plenty there.

There was also a basket of Regia sock yarns 25% off, but I felt guilt over that and didn't buy any. We sell it at our store, and I get that as a staff discount. We carry extremely little of the same yarns they do. Two totally different types of yarn shops.

I plan on trying to make a trip back there with Nova Knitter after she comes back from her trip to England. We tried to arrange it before, but it didn't happen. The plan is now to save some funds cuz I figure the old credit card is in for a ride when we go! (I'll push to finish the sweater I've been commissioned to knit. Yarn money!) The lady there showed me some wool, I think it was Wool Gatto, too overwhelmed to remember correctly. (But I remember where it is in the shop!) I could use it for this for both of the boys.

Happy knitting!

One of my favorite shows is Dog the Bounty Hunter. I didn't know anything about this til today because A&E is showing a Dog marathon. I can't even express my disbelief that they could be in crap for removing a rapist from the streets. (Apparently bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, which is where they captured him.) Hopefully they'll be back to doing what they do best in no time and leave this unfortunate mess behind them. This link is video clip.


Blogger aija said...

Ooh, great price on the Step :) I have some but no idea what to do with it, but it feels pretty neat in the skein.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Half-price yarn -- can't beat that!! It's wonderful that the two stores carry completely different stock because variety is the spice of ... yarn!!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Half-price is definitely worth it. Especially when it's such a pretty color like that.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I'm in the process of knitting myself a pair of socks with that yarn - love it! It was a b-day gift to me.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, such gorgeous yarn - how can anyone resist half-price yarn? ;) The color is absolutely lovely too!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Great buy on the yarn!
I love the sweater you are going to knit for the boys and when I tried to download it the graph didn't come out right. Any advice?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Wow! 1/2 price because they swatched it, nice deal!

10:40 PM  

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