Sunday, March 18, 2007

Merry March

Happiness, at least for the recipient is finding one of these.

Snowflakes? Nah...Not here in South Florida. Well, maybe if one of Santa's helpers is soooo good at hiding presents, they turn up long after the decorations and tree have been put away.

Merry March Kate.

According to my yarn ticker, I believe I've violated both of my diets.

It all started when I was placed in close proximity to a yarn shop that is about an hour + drive from home. Not that it's a big deal to drive an hour for yarn, but I really don't have that kind of time on my hands. So in spending the weekend at a sales function for work, I was placed a mere 7 minutes away. How could I not go?

I stayed here for the weekend. The room was nice, and so was the room service.

For those of you who find it cool to park your car in the middle of a lake. The photo bites, but that is a lake.

All this for little ol me? I had 4 hours to kill, my knitting with me, a plate of crab cakes that had so much crab, I couldn't figure out how they were held together. Also a pot of coffee all for me and a PGA Lemonade. Yes, it was.

With the exception of one meeting, it really wasn't work. Being totally relaxed and all, I had the presence of mind to ask the concierge to look for a yarn shop for me and she found one. I swear, I could sense the place.

Hello Koigu my first, nice to meet you!

And you yarns too!

Those would be Noro Daria Multi Cording, Classic Elite Premiere and Laines Du Nord Baby Cover. I'm just getting so yarn snobby and full of myself!

I was not fine, feeling all guilty and everything, then this happened.

Reading my favorite blogs, dying to get my paws on some of Jessie's yarns, I accidentally placed an order. This is her hand dyed 100% Tussah Silk in her color "Isn't it Romantic". And yes, it is. And if that wasn't hard enough to resist,

Wooly Wonka Fibers is now open for business. Thanks Anne, you're really helping me stay strong like jello strong in my diet attempts.

The needles are clicking here at chez knit and run, I got these done for Firefly:

A constant need exists here:

Kate and Meg's blankets are growing at an alarmingly mellow rate.

When Mr. K&R saw me start Kates pure garter stitch Moderne Blanket, he said, "Heh, THAT'S gonna take a long time." Oh yeah? Thinks me, just for that, I'll finish them both before the kids go to college! He will learn.

I also completed something that can't be documented until a later date. I also got a few small gadgets, man how I love gadgets.

Bamboo Cable Needles, Darning Needles and a Mini Crochet Hook. I also ordered the Blocking Pins, but they're back ordered. I love the feel of these little beauties. Got them from Pattern Works.

So I think it's safe to say, if I didn't have a job, I would not have ignored my yarn diet or forgot a Christmas present. Have a really good week all!


Michelle said...

All that cheating girlfriend and you're gonna be needing the old hanger to zip the jeans while horizontal on the floor routine!I shall be happy to you sign the dotted __________ for
love hugs and sweet&low

Debi said...

Ah, a Koigu virgin no more - lucky you! Nice yarn haul too!

That room is spectacular :)

Dipsy said...

Oh, this seems to be the perfect weekend indeed - what a very beautiful place! And I'm totally drooling over your new yarns, all those skeins look so lovely!

Sonya said...

Good stuff, good stuff! I got my first Koigu a few months ago and it's still waiting to be knitted up. Jessie's blog is one of my favorites too. So far I've been able to resist the lure of A Piece of Vermont, but I'll be interested to see how you like it. The colors are gorgeous.

Anne said...

Wow. Wow. You DID fall off the wagon, didn't ya? Jessie has some beautiful yarns. I'll be anxious to see what you knit up with that silk!!

Bridget said...

Wow! You sure have been busy ... oh well, if you're gonna go, you might as well go all the way!

hillary said...

The yarns all look great. i may bepartial to the Noro Daria since that's my daughter's name. One day I'll make something for her out of that yarn. Staying in a room as lovely as that one can hardly be called work.

Kim in Oregon said...

Head. Spinning. Too. Much. Yarn. And. Stuff.

Koigu (gasp) koigu.

Must rest now.

Roseann said...

I really enjoy looking at your new yarns! I have been buying sock yarns, not bad, but I swore off all yarn buying, so I feel your challenge to resist temptation, too. These are fabulous & gorgeous yarns, I can't wait to see what they become!

Irie said...

ooo that purple piece of vermont yarn is DIVINE... very hard to resist!!!

Roseann said...

Not that I would blame you if I were to fall off the wagon, so to speak, but your incredible yarn purchases are very inspiring. I look forward to when you have more time for knitting!

Nora said...

Are you ok???? Haven't heard from you for a while...

skully said...

i love your yarn pics!