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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Countdown says 12 calendar days!

I tried really hard to think of an appropriate retirement gift for myself, and finally settled on a roll of stamps for mailing thank you notes, a fine leather good as I was in need of check book cover, and some yarn and yarn goodies. I decided to buy local.
The first day I contacted Sue at Isle Knits, she did not answer the phone. I was sure it was karma, and so tried to find something good at Little Knits or Webs online. After cruising the thrift store with Angela and Kim, and stuffing my face with meat jun at Yummy's, I tried Sue again. As it turns out she was in and said something is wrong with her phone! So I went down and parked in a brand new parking structure beneath one of those humongous complexes that just went up downtown, and Sue just happened to be in the lobby getting her mail. Now that's karma:) Anyway, I had the whole store to myself as it was a Hawaiian holiday.

I tried hard to come up with yarn for St. Brigid, with no luck. So I decided to make myself happy with some Noro silk garden for some little projects, and a couple skeins of Totoro like colors in Donegal Aran Tweed by Debbie Bliss. I also purchased some Berroco Linen Jeans in beet root to make February Lady Sweater.

Sue talked me into trying those very tiny 8 inch circs for socks. I also go some of those tubey things to put sock needles and projects on, and a small needle gauge for my notions box.

All in all a good haul, except for St. Brigid which will just have to wait.

After I return from my Big Island trip where I plan to bask in the sun and knit and read, I have only 3.5 working days. I suspect that is why I think constantly about consuming large bowls of whipped cream with fresh strawberries. Stress eating over leaving the source of my stress behind.


Opal said...

Oooh! You're going to make the February Lady Sweater? I want to make that sweater but I can't figure out what yarn to use.

Bowls of strawberries with whipped cream sounds absolutely divine. I'm totally with you on that.

I hope you have a fabulous trip. We missed you today. It was a very small group at Aloha Tower.

beadlizard said...

So glad to see you buying Totoro yarn. Very important!

Please post when you try the linen jeans -- curious.

May the next 12 days go smoothly.

Terby said...

Strawberries and cream sound like a great thing to be eating. Love your yarn purchases - beautiful color choices.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Countdown is getting smaller and smaller!!

I have one of those sock needles too. Let me know how you like it.

smariek said...

Yarn and strawberries, what a beautiful combination. Love the colors you got. Have a great trip!

Rachel said...

Very nice stuff, and I queued that February Lady sweater for myself - thanks for sharing the link to that beautiful pattern!