Sunday, August 20, 2006

Developing an intimate relationship?

With Salem's new yarn shop ...

The evidence is here. I went back down to The Seed Stitch Fine Yarns on 10 Front Street AGAIN. This time to exchange one of the Merino yarns I got the day before for another color and purchase 3 more for another hat. That's right, I'm about done with the first hat & decided I wanted it in another set of colors as well. I'll show you why once I get them blocked.

Oh and just in case you're wondering why I'm showing you the green balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed by Jo Sharp .... 85% Wool, 10% Silk & 5% Cashmere.

Better known and Fiber Gold or Yarn Porn!

And ANOTHER book ... a Jo Sharp book called Gathering Hand knitting collection Book number five ...
Of course it's because I made another purchase.

But this time, something for myself and this time, it's a sweater. Okay, and also because Victoria is a very good sales person [& it has nothing to do with me being very weak .]

That's it in a nut shell.


But what I want to know, Victoria is "why?" ....
Why the clear bag? You might have a dear sweet hubby that understands the yarn stash ... on your store shelves perhaps ... but I'm talking about carrying this lucious bunch of goodies into MY house. All I can say is ...

Thank goodness the DH was away for the weekend!

Okay I know I'm weak but there is another reason why I liked the sweater in this book and intend to knit it. The Seed Stich Fine Yarn is having a Community Knitting Night on Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM right in their store. There will be other knitters there knitting that same sweater! Yup, could be around 6 or 7 of us all getting into trouble at the same time or whipping up a beauty of a sweater.

Come and join us ... I'll be there ...

This is going to be fun!!

I also stopped by the Crafter's Boutique on Artist Row on my way to the Seed Stitch [I park my car at the Post Office parking lot and walk a few block ... justifing my walking by all these places I love to stop at ... you know ... this is exercize.]

And since they were having an Open House, I put my name into a drawing. I left without thinking another thing about it. Until ...

I got a call this afternoon ... I had won a little felted purse.

How cool is that? It's child size, so I could give it to a granddaughter for her birthday or it's just right for a wallet, cell phone, comb, chap stick & keys while I take one of those walks ...




Freeing up my hands for a
shopping bag maybe?

7 comments:

Dipsy D. said...

Oh yessss... this is yarn p0rn to its fullest... I would have loved to go on that shopping spree with you ;)

FemiKnitMafia said...

can you bring the Jo Sharp book to SnB sometime? I'd love to have a look at it. And with all these photos of the new Salem shop, I might have to meet you there someday.

Shelley said...

I know the answer to those clear bags...it's so that when you are walking down the street (or if it was in a mall, down the halls) other knitters would see your purchase and immediately get jealous and run to the store to out purchase you. It's a business ploy - I mean tactic you know ;o) LOL. That's my guess as to the clear bags.

Can't wait to see the hats you are making. And congrats on winning the little felted purse!

Shelley said...

Opps..forgot to let you know that Knittin' Mittens now has a button if you want to copy it to your server and put on your blog.

Rhonda said...

You just might be right, Shelley. When I walked out that door with my purchase showing plain as day ... I felt proud as a peacock walking back to my car for a full 4 blocks. LOL, it felt good!

And any time any of you happen to visit Salem, MA ... contact me & we'll have a "play date" making the rounds ... yarn, fabric, more yarn ... hehe, I'll be happy to keep you company & show you around. You want "magic potions"? I know where you can buy those too!

Louise said...

Love your socks. I also wish I could have been on that shopping spree with you. I have a hard time in yarn stores, especially in PA because there is no tax on yarn.

Next time you go on a shopping spree, hope I am around. I love having a partner in crime.

Dove Knits said...

Why the clear bag! That cracked me up :)

Everyone needs a yarn shopping spree.