Sunday, November 25, 2007


Yarn: fabulous no matter where you find it

Hi blog buddies, I'm ba-ack from frigid Spokane! There wasn't any snow, but the temperature didn't make it above 25 degrees the whole time we were there. Brrr! I hope you all found peace and joy in your Thanksgiving holidays. There were wonderful moments for us, to be sure, but Jason's dad has Alzheimer's and his health decline is picking up speed. My mother-in-law is taking care of him right now, however it was plain to see how hard it is on her, as he needs constant supervision so he doesn't take the wrong medicine or get otherwise confused. I'm hoping against it, but this may be the last time the regular cast is assembled, so to speak, for Thanksgiving.

Since it was too bloody cold to go much of anywhere, I stayed in mostly and knit. Here is my finished beaded shawl, modeled by my lovely sis-in-law Darla.

The second pic, although fuzzy, does show the little glints of the beads. Tomorrow I will send the shawl off for professional-quality photos, which along with the pattern will be submitted for publication. I'll keep youse all in the loop!

As cold as it was, you know me--I couldn't resist going on a yarn expedition. Here's the haul.

That's 8 hanks of Louet Riverstone in eggplant and 2 hanks of Mountain Colors 4/8 wool in Yellowstone. After much searching, I found the elusive Paradise Fiber & Yarn. Who would have thunk so much amazing yarn would be hiding behind a smut shack?

But yes, it was there and this is the only sign to be seen. As I was snapping the first pic, a "customer" (ick) pulled into the parking lot, and stared at me as if I were some sort of narc photographing license plate numbers for the web or something! When he saw me taking the second pic, he finally decided I wasn't trying to bust him and went in for some, er, reading material. I doubt he would have believed me had I tried to explain the concept of "knitblogging". Hey, I'm willing to take certain, calculated risks for my blog readers' enjoyment!

I love paradise fibers. I seem to always spend way too much when I visit there.
gives a whole new definition of yarn porn, doesn't it? :)

I am sorry to hear about J's dad, give him my love
Too funny about the yarn store location! But I suppose the two businesses are somewhat related---regular porn, yarn porn, you know, a lot of something you can't resist all gathered in one place! :p
yarn porn! ha ha
I hope the rent is cheap to put it there! Funnie the things we do for yarn....
The shawl looks great! Yummy yarn, too bad you had to brave the pervs to get it! Sorry to hear about J's dad...my grandma had Alzheimer's, too, not fun. You are in my thoughts.
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