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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

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I worship at the spindle of the Yarn Harlot or,

What sweater? or,

STASH!

Yep, I got my own little stash enhancement groove on tonight. I didn't really mean for it to happen, but I went to Michael's while lovely boyfriend went to Best Buy (a win/win situation if ever there was one) and when I walked in, low and behold, Michael's had COMPLETELY RENOVATED THEIR YARN SECTION. Now, the last time I went in there, there was lots of Bernat, lots of Red Heart, and that's just fine. Except that I've started to use some really nice yarn, like Lamb's Pride, and I've gotten a little spoiled. So, my trip into Michael's went like this:

Elisa, wandering through the clearance section, finds two full skeins of Lions Brand Fisherman's Wool, giggles and puts them in the basket (please, no Silence of the Lambs impersonations here, people - we're adults...heh). Then she finds a book, "Vogue Knitting - Vests", and for $3, she puts that in the basket, too.

Feeling like she's probably found all she's going to find, and being happy with that, she wanders over to the yarn section, and stops - agog, because she sees this:


This is Paton's Divine, which is an acrylic/mohair blend, and is SO gorgeous and soft that she giggled. Out loud. Andquicklyputtheskeininthebasket.

In search of more of the Paton's loveliness, Elisa wanders further and finds lots more of the Divine. Which she buys. 6 skeins of. It's for a wedding gift, people, it's perfectly reasonable.

So, giddy, Elisa toddles up to the cashier, where she pays for all her purchases, rushes home, and before she can even show lovely boyfriend the new stash, she takes this picture (because this is blogworthy!!!):



Oh, she might have bought a pair of US 15 circs, too, but they might have just jumped in the bag.

In non-stashy news, the first sleeve of the cowl sweater, part 2, is almost complete. Sans mistakes.

I wish you all stashy goodness!


24 Comments:

  • At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've seen a couple of people mention that their local Michael's had changed their yarn department.

    Maybe I should go check out mine!

    Natalie

     
  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger Knittens said…

    Nice enhancement! I totally giggle too when I buy yarn! DH was embarrassed at first, but now he just accepts it as another quirky quality!

     
  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Oh! That new Divine is so great! I have several skeins waiting for me... what to make? The Floral Fantasy (doesn't that sound like shampoo?) is the coolest colorway. I love the flecks of orange in it! :)

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger IndigoMuse said…

    I just bought some fuzzy TLC yarn tonight at Michaels to make a prayer shawl. While I didn't see any of that Patons Divine, I did find some nifty self striping yarn by a company called Moda Dea. They did have a ton of great books. I resisted the urge though and left with what I was supposed to buy (now how fun is that?) Glad to live vicariously through your stash enhancement trip :)

     
  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger Elisa said…

    I had also heard that Michael's had redone their yarn department, but I had no idea that they redid it as extensively as they did.

    IndigoMuse - I saw the Moda Dea you mentioned, and it was pretty neat!

    Meg - maybe the giggling should go under the "strange habits when admiring yarn" on KR?? ;)

    Thanks, all, for admiring the stash! Although, if you've seen Yarn Harlot's - well, my little stashy-poo quite PALES in comparison! ;)

     
  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Amie said…

    Move over - your hogging the room at the Harlot's feet - she's a little woman, you gotta share her!

     
  • At 7:17 AM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Oh I love seeing peoples stash enhancements :) There's just something about seeing others' new yarn.

     
  • At 12:26 AM, Blogger mayflwr said…

    hehehheh, i was on a crazy spree today too!! i'll hafta blog about it tomorrow...isn't it crazy how you just get seized by yarn? it screams "you must buy me!" and i say "okay!!"hehe ;)

     
  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Elisa said…

    When I see something I have to buy - I always say "That has to come and live at my house".

    Woot! Yarn!

     
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