Sunday, January 23, 2005

LYS Fix

I KNEW that Hook 'n Needle in Columbia was having their "big sale" last weekend, so I purposely went out of town hours away from Columbia. Today is father-in-law's birthday, though, so we had to make a trip to Columbia yesterday. And husband wanted to stop over at Hook 'n Needle to see Maureen and the other ladies. I never turn down an opportunity to go to a great yarn shop, so off we went. That darned Maureen! She was STILL running her sale--everything in the store 35% off, and she meant everything. I used control. I got out of there for only $77. I also got out of there with my birthday present, even though my birthday isn't until next month!! I won't tell you now what I'm getting, because I've instructed husband to take these wonderful goodies and hide them from me until my big day!

I will tell you that I walked out of the store with three divine hanks of Mountain colors yarn, two 4/8s and a Weaver's Wool for only $11.70 a hank. Mmmmm. It's lucious. I'll try to get a photo later. One hank of this yarn is for daughter to use to make a scarf. It seems a number of the girls in her grade have taken up knitting--with Red Heart yarn and Boye needles--and daughter wants to take this "real" yarn (on bamboo needles, my little knitting snob) to school to show them what wonderful things are out there for a "serious" knitter ! Here's the yarn we got:

The colorways are Marias Falls, Columbine, and Moondance.

Father-in-law turns 72 today. We had a nice visit with him and mother-in-law last night. I took him some nice felted slippers that I'd made, and we all went out for dinner at Red Lobster. We had a great time and enjoyed each other's company.

Today would have been my dad's 62 birthday. Cancer took him from us in September 2000. I don't think I'll ever stop missing him. He was one of the most wonderful men that has ever walked this earth. I love you, Daddy.

Here is a photo of my brother's felted clogs. They are almost dry. I hope they fit!!


Today is a cold one here in SC, so I'm hoping our little family will spend it at home. Visions of sitting around in PJs spinning and knitting seems wonderful to me!

2 Comments:

Blogger Vera said...

Lovely yarn. I haven't been to the store in Columbia yet, but will be up there for the Knitting Holiday that the guild in Columbia is sponsoring the first weekend in March.

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1:54 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Love the felted slippers. They look comfy and I absolutely love that color of blue. Great work!

7:36 PM  

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