I Need To Pay Better Attention
Am I the only South Bay person who hasn't been spending time at Bobbin's Nest? They opened last fall and I went there for the first time on Saturday to meet up with Hannah and Jeni. Why did I wait so long? What a great shop! They've got yarn. They've got fabric (Yay! Lining for bags I want to make!) They've got crafty stuff that I don't do but it's fun to check out and dream about it anyway. But best of all, they're friendly, and made me feel very welcome.
I don't know why I'm so slow to check out new yarn shops. Purlescence was open for about 9 months before I started spending time there, and now it's one of my favorite spots. Silly, silly me.
Well the reason I finally went to Bobbin's Nest was so I could give it to Hannah for her birthday (Happy Birthday, Hannah!).
Lookie - it fits her!
Sorry, all you tall, slender people who offered to take it off my hands; you had to be short as well as slim to wear it - unless you wanted a crop top.
We also had birthday cake.
I think after knitting, Hannah was heading home to her birthday celebration with even more cake. The girl's probably still riding a serious sugar high.
One of my knit groups held a yarn swap a few weeks ago. Look what followed me home!
Some blended fibers from Buzz Yarns. The color's a little wonky here but they all go together very nicely. These will become a scarf for me and probably one for someone else too.
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool! The color on the left totally washes me out but I'm going to overdye it to a more flattering shade. There's enough here to make a short-sleeve top.
TV Yarn in Love Actually. For the world's brightest pair of socks.
Tofutsies - I've wanted to try socks out of this for about a year.
This was only a tiny fraction of the cotton that was up for grabs. I see some dishcloths in my future.
I love swaps. I unloaded some yarn that was very nice but didn't inspire me any more, and came home with new yarn that did.
My first hand-knit sock casualty ever. I finished these in the winter of '06/'07. Koigu makes wonderful color combos and I loved knitting with it but I have to say it doesn't wear that well. I won't be repairing these; I'll just say 'darn' - or something a little more racy - as I toss them in the trash.
I Was Fine. My Camera Was The Drunk One.
A bunch of us got together for dinner and drinks before Bobaknit last Thursday. Linda and Cookie A. did their best to ply me with alcohol, but I stayed stroong and resishted. But I think my camera had a little too much Sangria; out of all the pictures I took, that was the least blurry. Oy.
ETA: Happy Mothers' Day!