(What I see, What I've been taught, what I've learned, what amazes me...)
February 4, 2010
'I Take the Fifth' Slippers are done. Even Wonderful Guy says I have the hang of them. Well said. He is good at saying the right thing.
Remember here when I mentioned I wanted the book Simply Felt?
And here when I talked about my ginourmous long sz 15s causing me to be unwieldy in my knitting of the above pictured slippers?
Well. Former Young CoWorker Knitter Peep discovered a neighbor selling of the remains of her yarn shop on Sunday. She spoke to the former proprietor of her knitterly peeps, and we were invited to a private browsing/shopping experience. I know! I almost hyperventilated!
Bargains were to be had. And items sought after were found.
Books! For not many dollars. I mean, seriously! Hardly any. And see there? Simply Felt!
Shorty sz 15s! And pretty ones, too! (Sixth Slippers are ready for seaming and felting. Seventh will be green!)
And yarn of much variety, prudently looked over, thoughtfully appraised and pondered, then brought home after forking over not much.
I am still heady with the excitement. Alas, my goal of my stash being less at year's end than at year's beginning looks less attainable.
Unless I forgo all other hobbies, work, housecleaning, and eating for knitting.
Oh, that reminds of one other purchase, which I did not photograph. Why, one may wonder, did Iron Needles buy herself the book, Dyer's Companion?
Because, I think, we can all agree, Iron Needles needs herself another craft. There were natural dyes there, too. I could not pass up a container of cochineal and one of madder, among others! It just sounds too cool! All earth mother-y and all.
I know. It's all crazy.
Except for the part about the books. Because books are always good.
And the needles, because I was needing them.
And the yarn, because it was all such a good deal, and good deals...are good.