home alone

13 01 2009

so what does one do when their husband suddenly leaves for an overnight business trip?

retail therapy.

sheep

sock yarn and cute notions bag!

araucania multy sock yarn, color 325
75% wool : 25% nylon | 100 g : 376 m | 1 skein

~ and ~

frabjous fibers “baby sheep” felt notions bag
handmade in nepal
purchased at knitters mercantile

sadly, the yarn and the felted bag does not fill the emptiness.  i should have went to another yarn store and tried again. 🙂

as it is winter, and my aging hand knit sock collection is doing heavy rotation, i thought i would maybe get something to spark a little sock mojo.  the rather poor picture (taken with my treo phone) doesn’t well represent the teal/blue/gray in the skein.  it sort of reminds me of the color of the ocean in a shaded rocky alcove.  summer.  and warmth.  the little sheep guy jumped into my hands at check out (point-of-sale marketing at its finest).

meanwhile i have been stealing some knitting moments by working on my red sea shawl (ravelry link, no pictures yet).  i’m over half-done.  and get this – no stiches to pick up around the border.  if you’re curious, it’s the baltic sea stole pattern by by faina m. letoutchaia from fibertrends.  i like the pattern immensely.  even down to the pattern delivery mechanism (it’s printed in color on a heavy card stock bi-fold)…however, other fiber trends patterns i’ve noticed are printed on a darkish colored 8.5 x 11 paper with a picture glued on, served up in a clear jacket protector…and, extra instructions and charts are thrown in, in a different color and different size paper!  this has prevented me from purchasing other fiber trends patterns at the lys.  😦   oh well…

there are a ton of other patterns/pattern designers i want to try out anyway…

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3 responses

14 01 2009
Valerie in San Diego

CUTE bag! When my husband’s gone overnight, I order takeout Greek food, but I like your solution better — less fattening 😉

20 01 2009
Wendy

I totally love that felt bag!!! See, I do look at your blog!

22 08 2009
maura

cool sox and beautiful yarns!!! btw found your blog at kis knit blog.

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