Saturday, October 21, 2006

Traveling Around

How Clever! I saw this today in a little shop downtown. Knitting needles sticking out of a "drink cup" filled with yarn! Clever, but overpriced at $22.50 since the yarn is acrylic. There is also a version that is for making a hat - at the same price. Smaller item, requiring less yarn, same price? Those marketing types are creative and crafty (don't groan too loudly at the pun). I admire the concept though...very cool.

News from the ISE front: My pal e-mailed me saying that the scarf is going in the mail this weekend! Yipee! I am glad to know when it will hit the mail so I can, temporarily, stop checking the mailbox, main door, and my apartment door for a slip or package. There was a post today on the ISE website that I think just might be mine! Why? Well, my pal asked if I would like a "cowel type" scarf instead of a traditional one. My response? Knit what makes you happy - I'm sure I'll love it. Well, today's post featured a wimple in a color that would have been consistent with my questionnaire. I'd love to get this or just about any of the beautiful scarves I've seen posted. Patience, patience is a virtue...

Last, but certainly not least is the latest stash acquisition from a local yarn sale. Thanks, Laurin, for the heads up! Six skeins of Devotion (51% angora, 49% nylon) for $6. That isn't $6 each but $6 for ALL SIX SKEINS! It is super soft. The Darby (52% wool, 48% acrylic) was an equally good deal at five skeins for $7.50. This picture is the best I could produce and it is terrible. The yarn is a lovely heathered colorway with a green base and flecks of blue, red, yellow, and other greens running subtly through. Just wonderful!

5 comments:

yarnophiliac said...

I am so jealous! What gorgeous yarn! I totally forgot about that sale (although I couldn't easily have escaped -- hubby has been working from home all week. grrrr). That cowl is beautiful. I'm "secretly" working a pattern for one right now, myself, but can't blog about it until the recipient has it. Can't wait to see what you get!

YogaGardenGirl said...

Oh...I'm jealous, too....much MORE than Heather! (lol) I LOVE Devotion! It's angora...it's a beautiful red! I really like those scarf kits, too! Wow! Check out my blog...I linked you, girl!

loribird said...

Wow, those cups of yarn are overpriced, but a good idea for packing a gift...

I saw your question about fitting the little Pet into the sidebar - it's too long an explaination for me to post here, and I can't reply with an email to a comment, so email me (bonjourlori@gmail.com) and I'll tell ya all about it!
Now I'm going to go read your blog!

Kuka said...

The yarn cups are totally cute!

Nichole said...

OMG - where was THAT yarn sale? Sounds GOOD! The yarn cups are a really cool idea, but I agree with you on the overpriced bit. I bet we could "create" our own for gifts though... buy some plastic drink cups (or beg the local Starbucks for a couple extras) and make your own -- an AWESOME gift and very well presented for any knitter (or crocheter!)...