Friday, March 6, 2009

I took time off....

It's been a long few weeks at work. Not long days, just very intense days. So today I decided I was leaving at noon and taking a few hours for myself. First, I actually had lunch with my team, something I haven't been able to do lately. They were going out to a Philly Cheesesteak place so I joined in and then left from lunch.

I went first to Ruhama's, mostly to browse. I knew they carried a yarn that was specified in a pattern I saw recently. It would be a sweater's worth of yarn so I wasn't buying, I just wanted to see it in person, feel it, get an idea of what it was all about. I saw my yarn, got my info and then just browsed. I saw this really fun scarf with criss-cross pattern made with Plymouth Yarn Boku which gradually changes colors. I bought two skeins, different colors to make this. They gave me the pattern for free but I can't find reference to it anywhere else, even on Ravelry which is a surprise. Anyway, I had to start it so that I could show people what it was (plus it was fun to play with, this didn't take too long.

After the yarn, I went to Kohl's. I've been wanting some cute shoes that I can use with knit socks. I told myself I could spend $50 on cute shoes. The ones below were about $25! And they are really comfortable! I also got a pair of black pumps for $10, more of a staple item.

At the end of my free time, I came home and found a Sock Cinema shipment in the mail waiting for me. I'm so glad I pre-paid my clubs, I can just enjoy them. This one is from Princess Bride "The Man in Black", I think it's one of my favorites from the club. Plus, the bag is super soft suede. (It's already holding the Boku scarf above)

In other knitting news, I finished the first of the Fantastic Blue Bird socks. It was a fast knit, really pretty. It's a little snug, I'm hoping a wet block will help but to be honest, I haven't tried yet becasue I'm a little scared it won't work and then I'll be disappointed.

I've also just started Spazz Fingerless Mitts (Ravelry link), designed by Shannon of Unwind Yarns. The pattern is for sale but she's asked me to test knit it. I don't have pictures of that yet, it's not really far enough to show anything yet. But the yarn is beautiful! It's even richer than shows up in the picture.

This weekend we are going to visit my parents, we haven't been able to do that for awhile so I'm looking forward to it. Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend!



Chelsea said...

You are so not helping my not-spend-money-plan by tempting me with cute shoes and pretty yarn.

Suna said...

Yeah. She's right. But that's a real cute scarf pattern and those are perfect shoes! I might have to see if the Kohl's a thousand miles from your Kohl's has those! I loved this post. Such pretty yarns!

apryl said...

that's quite a post!

love the new scarf. i've used Boku several times and really like it.

adorable shoes...and yay for the socks :)

so much love for your new sock's so pretty. i'm going to admire from a distance because i'm on total sock yarn hiatus. i have too much....way too much. (and i still blame you for