Thursday, November 29, 2007

LYS love

String Theory and I had to make an emergency Knitch run today. I swear, that place is... um. Words are failing me. Like Candyland and Christmas morning all wrapped into one. My bank account weeps. 2008's New Year's Resolution will have to be a yarn diet for sure.

But oh, the goodies! Going to a yarn store is always better with a friend because then you have someone to show the pretties to. I'm thinking I may seriously take up lace in the new year because the lace weights are all so beautiful... Malabrigo's new lace-weight is so soft and pretty.

I got some Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran in teal to make my brother's Christmas present -- Croshay Design's Flyflap Cap, since he was complaining about cold ears on the phone. I don't think he's seen Firefly or else I'd make him a Jayne hat.

It was nice seeing some of the regulars, and meeting Kim the owner's adorable Italian greyhounds. Nell from my knitting group rang me up, and I was so pleasantly surprised when she started telling her co-worker about More Crocheted Aran Sweaters and how gorgeous the sweaters were and how amazing it was that they were crocheted. Now I know she wasn't just being polite!


Alenna said...

Ooh. That store looks shiny. I keep meaning to run into Fiber on a Whim, since I go right by it, but they close early. Grr.

The Mad Crocheter said...

Ooooh, I've not heard of that one. Neat website.

One of my favorite things about Knitch is, unlike a lot of yarn stores around, they know that lots of us work and are open into the evening!

Kim said...

Oh, my god, I know. I try not to go there except for knitting group, because I have this horrible tendency to fall and swipe my credit card. And the Malabrigo laceweight? It's like a yarn orgasm. I think we may actually have proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.

The Mad Crocheter said...

Last night discussing our respective woeful finances with a friend, I said "money doesn't buy happiness..." then reconsidered, and said "but money does buy YARN."

I need to make a separate post about all the reasons I'm convincing myself taking up lace will be my salvation.

Gotta Knit! said...

I've seen our Kim from group fall and swap her credit card. It truly was not pretty.

Oh, I've got a major crush on Tank and Olive. Those two dogs work it!