Monday, October 15, 2007

You Won't Open the Store for Us?

OK, so Joanne & I had great plans to head over to Hub Mills (the Classic Elite store/outlet) today, only to have them squashed by a little oversight on our part... they are not open on Mondays! Hmmm... guess they didn't know it was us who wanted to shop, huh? So much for taking a vacation day to head there. We didn't let it ruin our day though. Instead we headed over to Ewe'll Love It, a LYS we'd both been wanting to check out for awhile now. Great store, very friendly & helpful owner, nice selection of yarns ... and a great upstairs loft where everything was 25% off! WOO HOO! I got some Knit One, Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton for a swap pal, and of course a skein for myself to try too. After that, we had some lunch at Panera Bread, then stopped at AC Moore and Yarn & Fiber, another LYS. So, all was not lost however, we will have to make it to Hub Mills on a day they're open... soon, very soon!

A final catch up from the Wool Tour last week... the goods I brought home (
Chan, did you get your fix by checking them out on Ravelry?)!


Peruvian Tweed, Superfine Alpaca for a shawl... in what I'll call "Nichole's dogs" colorway...
WATalpaca WATalpacaB

Some local wool, Pepper's Promise in a 100% natural shade...

My splurge of the day, the Thanksgiving Shawl kit! The yarn is Araucania Atacama alpaca... super soft, in a most beautiful blue colorway!
WATshawlkit WATshawlkitB

Some more local yarn, a sooooooo soft wool/silk blend from Painted Knoll Farm, sold with pattern for a basic hat (and an extra bit of a multicolor wool, as the woman was worried there may not be enough of the wool/silk for the hat and thought I could add a stripe if needed)...


I also found some yummy Malabrigo in a very fallish colorway that I couldn't resist...


That's it... I did pretty good with fiber restraint, don't you think? I did also purchase some beautiful handmade buttons and some lovely skin care products from Moore Naturally...


That's it for photos, as I need to download some off the camera....and will have some photos to share later this week. We have a great little girl with us this week, Miss Sophie. She is a very special little lady who is in need of a very patient, loving home.

I want to thank
Grace for the wonderful birthday box of goodies she sent to me (photo to come)! It was very sweet and so appreciated!

And guess what? I won something! Yes, I am a winner of
Yarn Collectors Anonymous blog contest! WOO HOO! I won a skein of Socks That Rock yarn... how cool is that?!?! There's been a lot of blogging contests going on lately... so much fun! Please don't forget to check out mine! You have plenty of time to enter! I'll be announcing the prizes shortly... they will be good ones, I promise!

I'll end today's post with wishing my Mom a Happy Birthday! Love you Mom!


Grace said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, so you were an early gift to her some years ago ---thats great. Love your yarn I love the Arucania Atacama, its a great knit

SissySees said...

Happy birthday to your mom, and you know I've gotta' follow the link to the Moore stuff! ;)

Great yarn; glad I didn't have to wait for my sneak peeks.

Shelby looks very happy!

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