Saturday, November 29, 2008

Because I'm a Mom...

I went to Michaels on Thanksgiving night to pick up a skein of yarn for Amy's poncho. Yes, Michaels was open from 6-9pm with some early deals. I bypassed all of those, got my yarn, and stood in line. Because I'm a mom I went BACK to Michaels on Black Friday for another skein of yarn because I had about 5 inches left to join and I ran out of yarn. (My husband may like trying to score the doorbuster deals on Friday morning, but I do not). It was worth those two trips to get this: 

(edited to add the picture again...earlier I had to upload the photo a different way because my computer was not cooperating and I kept seeing no picture)
I still have to trim the fringe, but it's otherwise done. And I have to say, I cannot believe how long it took to add that fringe. Cutting the yarn, looping it through and then tightening it evenly took way more time than I thought it would.

Because I was out to get that last skein of yarn (and before you think I don't plan well, I honestly think the type of yarn I bought had less yarn in it than they said-but the color was too nice to pass up) I ended up working on my quest to find the knitting book I have been trying to locate. (maybe I have just a little ocd?) I am happy to report that I was finally successful! And I found a neat yarn shop, with lots of pricey yarns and oodles and oodles of patterns and hand made items on display. It's not too far from where I live, which is nice, but what's even better,  just down the street from this yarn shop is a craft supplies store. To look at it from the outside, you would never guess the treasure trove of items you'll find inside. I had to ask, but I finally found a place that sells those clutches that you use on hat-pins, you know to cover the sharp and pointy end. I've seen a lot of card-makers using the decorated hat-pins through the ribbon to add an elegant touch to the card. Having to get that last skein of yarn worked out really well in the end! Open-mouthed

Thanks for stopping by. It snowed overnight (looks lovely, but it's cold out) and I don't plan on going out until later this afternoon when the girls and I have a playdate with their friends, Hattie and John. I want to see if I can figure out this cast on  and get started on another project.

I may end up in my little corner at some point this weekend, too.



nonapearl said...

Yay! Enjoy your new book. I'm working on the lotus flower hat right now. =)

Kathi Carlson said...

SO cute! And worth the extra trips to the store! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Have a good weekend!!

Carol said...

Another beautiful poncho.
Snowing! Wow! We actually were just discussing that it is 27 days until we are over in the snow.

nonapearl said...

btw - now that i can see the pic, i just wanted to say the poncho is BEAUTIFUL!!! is it knit or crocheted? LOVELY!

=) Nona