Friday, February 02, 2007

If I could do it all over again....
I think this accountant has missed her real passion (who can get passionate about numbers??)

Perhaps, I should just open a yarn shop, with a room with cozy chairs and hve lattes, cappucios and teas available for Knit and Chat sessions. Has anyone read the Friday Night Knitting Club?

8" x 8" squares for "Knit a square for Grandma Purl"
This a better picture of the yarn bra
Claudia's Handpainted yarn and a new discovery a yarn brand called Sublime
Pink and white for The Lone Knitter, almost done.
Blue and white for The Lone Knitter's Blanket Drive. Complete
A few of the 5" X 5" squares for "Warming Grace"
For a Young girl??
For a young boy???
For my oldest daughter, needs to be finished tomorrow, 90 inches to go!!
For "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" Afghan for Georgene
Ever see this?? The yarn shop owner called it a yarn bra!!!! She said they can be gotten at a wine shop. Clever, yuh??

My yarn compulsion continues. Our youngest daughter was hospitalized last week and once again off I went with my knitting bag to sit in a hospital room. I sat for as long as my mind would let me, and as soon as my husband arrived I was off to find a yarn store-------I had picked up the wrong size needles as I left the house in a hurry. Fortunately, I happen to know someone who lives in the area and was able to tell me where to go. It was FREEZING!! Did that stop me??? No! We went to a shop called Stitch Therapy, which is just what I needed, therapy. I was so excited to be in a new and unknown shop that in my delight I almost forgot to buy the needles! I found some beautiful Malabrigo Yarn in Verdes. I have it in my head to knit an afghan in the beautiful shades of green that is the patchwork quilt of Ireland, I plann to mix it with squares of my much loved Aran yarn (yes I dragged it all the way from Dublin) done in traditional Irish stitches, including the celtic knot and my father's surname pattern. This will be for my sister Georgene, I know she would just love it and I want to do something in her memory. My compulsion continued this Wednesday, I ran to the local yarn shop to pick up some yarn for the lone knitter's blanket drive, I needed colors that would appeal to older children. I think they are vile, but then I'm not a child. Yesterday, I went into Manhattan andd wound up a Gotta Knit on 12th Street and 6th Avenue and the devil made me buy MORE yarn. I need help, this is taking on a whole life of its own. I've taken some pictures, with luck I'll be able to post them. Have a wonderful weekend.