Saturday, November 12, 2011

Splurge

This morning I was up bright and early to take Mopar to the vet. Everything checked out good. (and he was such a good boy - even when they had to take blood right from his jugular!)

Since Mom lives just around the corner from the vet, we stopped and picked her up on the way home. Then we dropped the 'Par off (he was more than happy for that!) and headed to our favourtie LYS - The Needle Emporium.

Julie, the owner, was holding a copy of Coastal Knits for me.One of the things I love about Ravelry is the ability to purchase single patterns - I often don't find books with multiple patterns I like. But this one - page after page, I'm loving it!

And while I was there - some Mini Mochi followed me home....Now that Mom and I are dying yarn - I find it very hard to justify yarn purchases. We have so many nice bases, that it just seems silly to go elsewhere sometimes. So, when I do buy yarn, I try to stick to things I can't create on my own. Mini Mochi's color repeats are one of them - couple that with the single ply and I'm doomed. These will become a shawl at some point after the Christmas chaos is over.

Oh - and a Namaste round needle organizer also jumped in my bag on the way out the door...This I really do need - and it was so much cheaper than the ones from Off-hand Designs...

It's all just an early birthday present to myself... 30 days early, but who's counting?

And since I'm flashing pics of yarn. Here are my latest stash enhancements from the dye session last weekend.A skein of Barn Cat for Christmas socks for my coworker

And three skeins of Jungle Cat in "Loch Ness Monster". These are destined to be a cardigan of my own design sometime in the new year.

And... while I'm talking about designs...I reworked my Wildwood beret design and got some of the kinks out - I just have to type up the pattern and get it off to my test knitters. I'm hoping to make this pattern available before Christmas.

Now, I've got a nice pork roast in the slow cooker, so I'm going to put my feet up for the rest of the afternoon and make some headway on my Christmas list!

What are you up to today?

8 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

I've got a meatloaf in the oven. Was going to make Chicken Jambalaya in the slow cooker ... guess what I forgot at the store ... chicken. Got all the other ingredients for it! Was thinking of organizing the closet in my stash room, right now things are piled as high as me.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Needle Emporium is a VERY dangerous shop. All kinds of things to tempt one there!

Today we're recovering from a wedding, a reception, and a late night with too much to drink and too little to eat. Why did I think tequila shots were a good idea?

Tomorrow morning we're at the airport boarding a flight to Los Angeles. Let the honeymoon begin!

WildflowerWool said...

Love the beret pattern! Good luck with the Christmas knitting!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Today I went to a local craft show and bought a few things for gifts and a huge caramel apple for tonight.
Hubby and son clipped the nails on the alpacas with me cheering them on!
Tomorrow, I will get the dye pots out.

Denise said...

Very pretty yarn.

You know, if learned how to spin, you could create you own long repeats of color. Just saying...

Rachelle said...

I've got that book, simply gorgeous! There are a couple of things I wouldn't make, but most are in the list I'd like to make if I get time.....
Planning on doing a quick review of it later.

RobinH said...

On Saturday I was in the car, knitting away on my Christmas list as we went down to visit friends a couple of hours a way. I knit through the visit and on the way back, too!

Alisha said...

okay i wanna be a test knitter ;) but i am probably too slow lol love that pattern!

can you imagine i have yet to go to the needle emporium. i think it is because i want to go with a good chuck of change because i know i will see so much i want!