Thursday, May 31, 2007
1. What sports car am I?
2. What is my favorite holiday?
3. We often travel to Rhode Island. Why?
4. Name two other needle crafts I enjoy besides knitting.
5. Who is TRHM, and what does TRHM stand for?
6. Where did I go to college?
7. How many kids do I have?
8. What is my favorite thing to knit?
9. The town I live in has a special nickname based on local agriculture. What is it?
10. Who taught me to knit?
11. What is my favorite color?
12. What kind of music do I like?
For a special PowerBall question, answer this one for bonus goodies ...
We often play cards after dinner. What is the game that we play?
Edit: Please e-mail your answers to me by June 15, and I'll announce a winner on June 16th!
Friday, May 25, 2007
They had a really cool display of a motorcycle made by Ocean County Choppers with a Statue of Liberty theme - it was plated with the copper recovered when the Statue of Liberty was re-furbished. It was awesome! The spokes of the wheels were carved to look like her face, and there was a torch attached to the side of the bike.
We hit the road and headed for Nashville. The first stop was Haus of Yarn. It was my first encounter of a Koigu kind on this road trip. They had several cubbies filled with different colorways. One of the most interesting things was a display for socks - it was a wooden peacock, and the "tail feathers" were shaped like sock blockers. I bought some sock yarn and a few other goodies. I was looking for "Amaizing", the new corn fiber yarn from South West Trading Co, but they don't carry it. They said that they felt it, and didn't find it to be "Amaizing", so they passed on it. Bummer.
The next stop was Angel Hair Yarn Company. The parking lot was jammed, so TRHM dropped me off and went in search of parking. It was really funny because there was a large group of women at the work table, knitting away, and when he came in, everyone stopped chatting and looked - I guess men don't often frequent knitting shops in TN, lol! And guess what? They think "Amaizing" is!! They had lots of colors to choose from, and had a swatch knit with it. It felt very soft!
When I explained that I was shopping for my swap partners on this trip, and I have a partner that wanted to try some non-wool natural fibers, the sales lady pointed out some pineapple yarn - can you imagine, yarn made from pineapple?? Well, I bought some. It is the beige fiber next to the two balls of Amaizing. It feels kind of stiff and scratchy, but it is one of those fibers that softens with use and washing. I'm not sure if my pal will actually use it, but I thought that the novelty of pineapple was worth the purchase. I hope she finds it as cool as I do!
I also bought some Wendy Peter Pan yarn in lavender varigated for my baby knitting. I love this yarn - it is so soft and pretty! Perfect for delicate little preemies!
We made it to Huntsville, and I didn't even blow up my debit card, yet :)
Thursday, May 24, 2007
We forged ahead to Dayton, and arrived at our first destination, a comic shop, a little bit earlier than planned, and they weren't quite open. We sat at an outside cafe and enjoyed a cappucino and some gelato while we waited. This shop was a bookstore with the most interesting stuff! They had lots of little toys all over the place, and rows and rows of bookshelves filled with all sorts of interesting titles. TRHM looked through the limited comic collection, but did not find anything of interest. So we went to the next stop - a comic shop. There we found a couple of books, but that was it.
The next stop was a lovely yarn shop called Fiberge'. They have FIVE rooms of knitty goodness! The shop is so cute - it looks like a little cottage in the woods. Upon entering the shop, I found myself in a large spacious room with cubbies full of colorful yarn. There was a wall of Cascade, and a wall of Noro. The sales counter was opposite the wall of Cascade, and there were all sorts of beautiful handcrafted knitting notions on the counter. One of the things that I really liked about this shop was that they carry lots of goodies to include in my swap packages!
Passing through the main room, the first thing that caught my eye was this gorgeous lavender display. This room held all sorts of goodies - tea, candles, bubble bath, beautiful handcrafted buttons - all sorts of little luxuries. On the other side of the room are shelves of luxury fibers.
Through this room, to the left, is a room full of knitting needles, notions, sock yarn, Euroflax, baby yarn and patterns. There was a small room behind this, as well, with sale bins! My favorite! Gotta love a good sale :) I picked up some Regia Silk in Gryffindor colors for the second round of Hogwarts swaps - you never know when you are going to get a Gryffindor swap pal, and girl has to be prepared for all possibilities, you know! They also had lovely handpainted pillows with wonderful sayings on them.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Off this room was a room dedicated to needles, notions and patterns. There were shelves of books, binders of patterns, and all sorts of interesting notions. Adjacent to this room was the sale room. There were all sorts of interesting balls of yarn at 35% off.
There was a separate room dedicated to sock yarns and baby yarn. I bought two skeins of new sock yarn from Trekking - 75% superwash and 25% bamboo! Very cool! The colorways are really pretty, too. I also bought a set of size 1.5US rosewood DPNs. I've been wanting a set of 1.5's and I've admired the beauty of the rosewood, so I splurged and bought a set. I also picked up two beautiful sock patterns.
I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed yarn shopping in Columbus - the shops are amazing and the people are very friendly. I had a wonderful time, and will definately be back to these shops when were in Columbus next year.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
While I am on this journey, I will be blogging about the various sights we've seen, and of course the yarn shops, so stay tuned to shop vicariously! I promise to post picture of the shops.
I am also counting down to my blogoversary. It has been almost an entire year! I will have a contest - trivia questions about me. You will send your answers to me in an e-mail, and the person with the most correct answers will win a groovy prize obtained on my road trip. There will be more details to follow ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
#1What's the name of this potion?This potion has the colour of molten gold, and while exposed to the air, large drops will leap like goldfish above the surface without spilling.
The is Felix Felicis potion.
#2Which book is this line from?"Harry and Cho were now too embarrassed to look at each other, let alone talk to each other; what if Ron and Hermione started going out together, then split up? Could their friendship survive it? Harry remembered the few weeks when they had not been talking to each other in third year; he had not enjoyed trying to bridge the distance between them. And then, what if they didn't split up? What if they became like Bill and Fleur, and it became excrutiatingly embarrassing to be in their presence, so that he was shut out for good?"
This Quote appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
#3Who utters these words?"Oh I am glad I'm not on duty. I wouldn't fancy having to go and tell the Irish they've got to stop celebrating."
This quote also appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Okay, the hat is bad enough, but what is up with these legwarmers?? Why would anyone want to make their legs look three times their normal size?? And if she is so cold that she needs the hat and legwarmers in the first place, why not try a SWEATER??? Just sayin' ...
This pattern is available here, in case your legs are super skinny and need a little "fluffing" up.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
"My poodle refuses to bark and won't eat dog food!"
Well, why not, you ask???? Because it is a LAMB, you idiot!!!!
We now return you to your regulary scheduled knitting .... dee-deet ... dee ... dee
Where you live, what signifies the beginning of Spring? A favorite flower blooming? Snowmelt? Pollen (Cough cough, gak, here in ATL, thanks) Post something up describing how you knew 'Spring had Sprung' for you!
There are so many things that remind me it is spring!
- Kids playing baseball at the middle school across the street from our condo.
- Baseball season! Go Phils!
- Sleeping with the bedroom window open.
- Flowering trees looking like cotton candy as they bloom.
- Free water ice day at Rita's!
- The Stewart's drive in is open.
- Eating outside on the patio.
- The smell of fresh mulch.
- The smell of the first lawn mowing.
- The sound of the first lawn mowing :)
- My white car turns yellowish-green.
- Bugs on the windshield - ewwwww!
Remember when you were a kid, and it was the day the pool opened? The water was crystal clear, and you felt hot, but the water was ICY???!!! If you had a backyard pool, remember the day you drained out all the icky winter water, and refilled it?
Spring is just a reminder that summer is coming, and soon, there will be fireflies and lemonade, and chicken on the grill!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Natural Dye Studios Hogwarts Sock Yarn!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
"You will have your reward, Wormtail. I will allow you to perform an essential task for me, one that many of my followers would give their right hands to perform..."
Who is speaking?
The answer, of course, is Voldemort!