Tuesday, January 01, 2008

January 1, 2008

I would like to be clever, if not altogether witty, but I think I'm suffering from a smidgeon of not really a hangover, but you know that oh-so-tired feeling you get when you've been drinking all day and then you stop? In lieu of actual words, though, I've got some actual photos. Enjoy...

This was my view for much of the morning at Knitique, my LYS. I was slithered down in my chair at the table in the back, sipping my champers and pomegranate juice (is this an actual drink, maybe a primosa? or did I come up with the pomegranate juice because it is so very good for my brain cells?). Can you tell that Knitique is a vision of lime and hot pink? These are Danielle's favorite colors and we like them too. Which is a good thing.
This is Danielle, who owns Knitique. You can't tell, but she's wearing hot pink Uggs. I'm not sure what she's doing with her hand...
This is the view of the table where I'm sitting. That's my Treo...and my Denise needles...and my pink polkadotted cup of Primosa. The yarn is one of two skeins I got ON SALE (because that is what happens at Knitique on New Year's Day). I was swatching it here, and I decided to make a purse. Which you'll see when I'm done...some day.

These are the flying fingers of Kim (see the blur) at lunch. There was a whole long table of us. Some of us (who? me?) ordered dessert first. Some of us (who? me?) had a margarita. Most of us were knitting. The waitress was, fortunately, quite patient--and we tipped her well.

This is the lovely Teresa, who, having gotten to the store at 6 a.m. was, at this point, on her fourth or fifth wind.

And these are the things I bought. The object at one o'clock is a case for my doublepoint needles which, currently, are thrown in a mass mess into a drawer. There's a pattern for a Panda Silk Easy (so they say) Scarf and below it are two skeins of, hey, Panda Silk. Then my Crystal Palace Deco Ribbon that I got on sale and the beginning of the purse. I bought the Learn to Spin kit because--well, just because it seems like I should learn to spin. Even though I've never had the least desire to. And finally, two books and two magazines. If I was a better blogger, I'd link to them on Amazon but I'm not so I won't. You can read the titles and google them yourself.

I only spent one half of what I spent last year, but two or three times more than I intended to spend this year. Oh well--if you're a knitter, you understand; if you're not, you probably stopped reading this post ages ago.


  1. I get it. The NY equivalent is Knit NY (or the Yarn Company) and it's a great place to spend a day. I wish I had thought of that... in fact, I spent the day cleaning out closets. Much more fun to knit.

  2. Happy New Year I am trying to cut down on my yarn & knitting book buying lol I wonder how long before I crack I am sure the bf has passed out my picture to all the Yarn places & bookstores saying plz don't sell to this women lol...I love The Yarn Harlot books I am reading one of them now here is to a healthy & happy new year

  3. nina: just read your twit...happy cleaning, happy knitting

    ~raenwa~: yeah, we are addicts, but they're our pushers! I'm liking the Yarn Harlot too. The Kimono book--um,I'm thinking the pattern that appeals to me (the wave kimono) would be better as a washcloth. I might actually get it done then.

  4. Hi Jane,

    Thanks for all the words, and love to us. I look a little like death warmed over, but I've got my pink uggs on which can sustain me through just about anything.

    I can't wait to see what you spin!


So--whaddaya think?