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A New Week and New Yarn

After a rough Friday at the Dentist with some major dental work, I came home, rested and knit a little the rest of the day.  I have to finish ChicKami from Chic Knits for my sister's birthday on Thursday.  Even though she picked the pattern and yarn, I don't want her to see it before I finish.  The pattern is easy and I might knit one for myself with stash yarn.

A couple of weeks ago, Cindy(from the other store) and I drove to Huntsville for a field trip to visit a couple of garden shops.  After getting a little lost we found The Greenery.  We enjoyed the visit and looked for anything that we might need to carry.  We also stopped at Summer Classics who carried a few plants.  Since we were in Huntsville I had to make a quick stop at Yarn Expressions where I made a little stash enhancement.

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Pagewood Farm  Alyeska which is Merino/Cashmere/Nylon (80/10/10) in the Crayon colorway

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Lorna's Laces  Helen's Lace in Sage for Secret of the Stole III

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Since we hadn't had lunch we asked where to go and were told to visit Bridge Street Town Centre which was on our way home and across from the Space Center.  We had a wonderful lunch of Shrimp and Grits at Connors Steak and Seafood

I also bought some beautiful Superwash Merino fingering in Tantalizing Teal  from Jessi of Alabama Fiber Dreams fame.  You need to check out her beautiful hand dyed yarn and stitch markers.

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My nephew's girlfriend drove up from New Orlean's (they are both in school at Tulane) to visit.  I had never met her but found out that she was a knitter so I made up a little care package for her.  Thinking she had never knitted socks, I put together yarn, a couple of easy patterns, needles and a bag.  I really think she will try socks and I told her they weren't as intimidating as they looked.  I did mention the Boyfriend Curse but I think socks will be ok.

That's all for now.  Have a good week and stay cool!

August 4, 2008 | Permalink

Comments

You poor thing! The hubby is a dentist, so I know how painful that stuff can be sometimes. :(

I love the Pagewood Farms colors! I haven't knit with mine yet. I guess it's marinating. LOL Thanks for the kind words about my yarn and the shop! :)

Posted by: Jessi | Aug 4, 2008 1:19:43 PM

Definitely in a blue (yarn) mood, eh? Hope your mouth feels better!

Posted by: Chris | Aug 4, 2008 1:50:57 PM

Hope the dentist went ok - lovely stash enhancement.

Posted by: mrspao | Aug 4, 2008 2:13:38 PM

Oooh, I hate those dental appointments, but at least you got some good knitting time! Love that Pagewood Farms yarn, I saw some last Fall at Meg's house and that stuff is gorgeous. Wish one of our local LYSs would carry it.

Posted by: elizabeth | Aug 4, 2008 2:26:23 PM

Sorry your week is off to such a rough start!!

Nice stash enhancement!!! Looking forward to what you make with the sock yarns!!

Posted by: Crazy For Yarn In Alabama | Aug 4, 2008 8:07:30 PM

Dentist...yuck! Hope you're feeling better.

Nice additions to the stash! The merino/cashmere is really pretty!

Posted by: Karen | Aug 5, 2008 10:10:57 AM

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