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Monday, February 25, 2008

Madrona, Part 2, the Stash Additions: A Mosaic says a thousand words, or All that glitters is not Koigu

The Market place at Madrona had a lot of great vendors. I walked through once or twice every day and found new things.

1. koiguheaven, 2. Fair Isling on Blue Moon, 3. assortment, 4. Knitting Languages, 5. Black Water Abbey Marilyn, 6. Red, 7. FleeceArtist Green, 8. STR LW

My plan was to enhance the reds in my stash. The reds include Fleece Artist Marina (oh so soft!), STR LW in black and red, and Black Water Abbey worsted. The Marilyn pattern was knit up in this red it was love at first sight.

It was tempting to fill my bags at the Koigu Wall, but I managed to hold myself back, remembering I had some already in stash at home, so I bought the red, for project Spectrum, and some sensible black.

The regrets...the cashmere/silk scarf kit, the Fair Isle Bag Kit, the Kitty Kat shawl pin, Shibui, the Rowan goes on. Sigh. I'll just have to save up for another time.
Question. If I paid my Visa bill twice and now I have a credit balance, is it money I already spent? Hmmmm...guilt free Amazon shopping! Creative budgeting?


santos. said...

i don't knit much at all, but the mere idea of a koigu wall! dreamy.

Rachel said...

Ha ha, looks like you got some wonderful additions to your stash, even if you couldn't get everything you wanted!

Glad you had such a lovely time!

Opal said...

You passed up the Shibui? Oh the willpower! And a Koigu wall? Wow.

weebug said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at Madrona! I was glad to meet you too, even if it was just briefly!

Jessica said...

OOohh lucky you going to Madrona! Nice stash enhancement choices. It must have been hard to choose.