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Monday, April 03, 2006

Share Time!

I am officially HAPPY! Seems like things have been crazy around here lately with all the health problems the both of us have been having.... But, really its the small things in life that make me happy :) To name a few: my husband and childrens love, security, and........

Yarntopia opened today at 10 AM! You all know I had to be there! I brought them some lunch so that it would be one last thing they had to worry about on opening day...... I had planned on subway sanwiches, but couldn't find the local store... So I had to grocery shop anyway and picked lunch up from there. This is seemingly "nice" of me? Not really, I got them Chicken Tortilla soup along with their sandwiches... it was refrigerated so the jokes on me I didn't realize these lovely ladies didn't have a microwave handy... Hope they enjoy it when they get home ;) Mary Ann (amy's mom) was a sweetheart and entertained the babies while I shopped! Of course Chris sent me with a specific amount of cash that I could spend... and boy did i spend it... some-what guilt free too :)

Here is the damage! Fleece Artist Galore! I got some superwash sockyarn in their "shop colors" brown, bright blue and reddish... Rosegarden, and Forest.... I picked up some of Handmaidens Sea Silk yarn 500 meters of loveliness...I couldn't pass it up ;)This also is in the "store colors"

Brianne sent me my needle exchange package last week and it was a haul!!! I am so excited I have never owned cashmere yarn or brittany needles befrore! I got a candle that boasts a scent of "Duck Farts" and it is the best smelling candle EVER!!!! She also sent a really soft yarn from JoAnn's selects... it was sent for Hillard... He really likes soft stuff! I also got purse handles! yeah! you guys know i like to make my bags! This really was a great modge podge box of goodies. Thanks Brianne!

Dr. Frank... of The Mr. T Experience (MTX) my favorite band is releasing his first book, King Dork. I saw on his blog this moring that he will be having a release party in Oakland CA on the 11th of April... Oh how I wish Chris and I could go!!!!! We pre-ordered the book and can't wait for Amazon to send it. We will have to fight who gets to read it first ;)

I finished my Sockapaloooza Socks on Saturday! Here they are in all their glory! Ashley, my sock sister wrote an update on sunday morning so I replied to here ASAP that I had indeed finished my pals socks! I also informed Alison... So thats it on May 2nd I will be mailing them out to my pal! Here is a sneak peek!

So Since I finished the pals socks I had to start a new project! I give you the Begining of a Leaf Lace Shawl! Isn't it purrrrty! The yarn is the Cherry Tree Hill DK Silk! I was stuck at the 27th and 29th rows... I have the correct amount of stitches on my needle but the pattern isn't working with it...Lucky for me Jenn has already done this pattern and the pattern is written WRONG! ugh!

CASCADING LEAVES WINS!!!!!! So here it is...... I went and bought the yarn today at Yarntopia. I couldn't resist making it out of fleece artist superwash sock yarn... the color is Forest... Sure it's varigated but I don't think it will hide the lace pattern too much! Thank you all for voting! I was kinda of wishing this would win ;)

I had a lot of fun visiting the new store and I know I will be a frequesnt presence there! I will post more next week, and I am hopeful these projects will be almost done :)
I think that about covers the past week! See? Happiness :)


Blogger Sarah said...

I had the SAME problem with Kiri...let me know what corrections are because I would like to knit that again.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

We're going to be in the ever-so-exclusive Yarntopia sock club. There were only two skeins and I bought the other one. I can't wait to start knitting them!

2:34 PM  
Blogger amylovie said...

I've got to order some Yarntopia socks for myself. We can all be in the SOOOO exclusive sock club.

Thank you again for lunch. It was so thoughtful of you to think of us.


6:58 PM  
Anonymous wendy g said...

What a great haul from Yarntopia! How much fun to have friends that own a knit shop.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

I'm excited to hear that Yarntopia is open! Are your stitch markers being sold there? I hope to be able to visit soon. Great yarn!

8:16 PM  
Blogger traveling knitter said...

Hey there!
I'm so jealous that you got to go on opening day!! I'm so going Tuesday!

10:26 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Very pretty socks. Blue Broadripples - love the color and the alliteration!

6:14 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

It is so great that you got to be there on the big day! and what lovely things you came home with, too!

Lovely socks for your pal. I think that pattern looks so great in solid!

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmm, duck farts... There's nothing like an opening of a yarn store to excite kntters into a frenzy. Nice yarn yaul, Catherine!

- MJ

10:07 AM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

you got some awesome stuff at the shop! i'm sure you helped both of them with a successful opening day.

10:18 AM  
Blogger bethanie said...

yeah! that's the sock I voted for too!

11:36 AM  
Blogger alliesw said...

You sockapalooza socks are ebautiful, congratulations on being done! I am 1/2 plus 1/8 or so there (fractions never being my gift!)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

love it all! yummy photos. love the socks...
the to be socks at the bottom are going to be beautiful

7:04 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Oh what yarny goodness you came home with! I am envious of you!! Wish I lived closer to the store...

The socks you made for your pal are great! You did a fantastic job on them!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Love the socks! They look fab. Also, I have frogged and started the Leaf Lace shawl 2x--please pass the correction alongif you have it!! I hate that Fiber Trends doesn't have errata on their site.

7:49 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Wow! You've been busy! Love all the yarn --lovely choices. Share the pattern errors w/ the Leaf Lace Shawl please--I have it on my list to knit!

7:25 PM  
Blogger inukshuk71 said...

Wow! You are one busy knitter lady! :) I love the colours you picked. Keep those needles clicking! By the way Catherine, perhaps you didn't see the link at the top of my blog, but it is also available in English, so my English-speaking friends can read about my rantings :)


10:02 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Beautiful socks! You sure are busy.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Love that Fleece Artist...and lunch was yummy. You brighten the day whenever you come to the shop.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'll add you to my daily reads.

4:08 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

How exciting that you got to be there for the grand opening of Yarntopia!! I love your new acquisitions! ;-) Such beautiful yarn- I'd be so happy, too! I'm so sorry to hear about all the health problems that you and Chris have been having- sending lots of good wishes and positive thoughts your way. On a brighter note, your sock pal socks are beautiful!! Your pal is going to be so thrilled! And I love your lace leaf shawl! I love that pattern and hope to knit it someday. Thank you so much for your good wishes and support this past week- it really meant a lot to me. Hope all is well with you... take care!! :-)

1:47 PM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

What wonderful yarn from Yarntopia, thanks for sharing it with us!

8:25 AM  

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