Keeping Me in Stitches

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

vacay here I come!!

I'm home from my last night of work before taking off for my 2 weeks of vacation that is going to include some MAJOR stash enhancement. Twenty plus yarn stores in six days baby! Including Brown Sheep Company. Might have to pick up something for the person I'm SP for to give her a little hint of who I am.

So what am I doing leading up to this expedition? Not knitting. I'm going to be sewing frantically today to finish the robes for my HP uniform. I've got all the pieces cut out (thank goodness for large kitchen floors), just need to mark them and put them together. So I'll be sewing up until the point that I make a large mistake, which is bound to happen since I haven't slept since yesterday afternoon, then I'll haul myself off to bed.

Here's the schedule for my trip.
Thursday (tomorrow)- home to my parents
Friday - Ft. Dodge, West Des Moines, Omaha (HP book release party)
Saturday - Omaha (read HBP and sleep)
Sunday - Omaha, then on to Grand Island (no yarn shops)
Monday - Scottsbluff (no yarn shops)
Tuesday - morning = Threadbear's (Gering) and Brown Sheep (Mitchell), then on to Ft. Collins, CO (hit two yarn shops before they close)
Wednesday - morning = Other two yarn shops, drive to Salina, KS
Thursday (and this is where it starts getting a little fuzzy) - Topeka (2 yarn shops on the way?)
Friday - drive through Lawrence, KS and hit Yarn Barn, Omaha for the night
Saturday - back to my parents

Then I've got another 6 days off after that to recover, and take pictures so I can provide everyone with lovely yarn porn. Squee!!

And in an internet yarn store rant....patternworks.com. I'd only heard nice things about them, so I ordered my HP scarf yarn on June 30th. It wasn't processed/shipped until July 5th. And I didn't get it until July 11th. Now I know that there was a holiday weekend in there, but there was no reason that they couldn't have shipped it on Friday the first and I would have had it by the 8th. But it's here now and that's what matters.

I'll have pics of my first Booga bag up later today. Camera's downstairs and I'm feeling lazy. Guess that's it!

3 Comments:

  • At 2:46 AM, Blogger Nederlass said…

    AAAAAAhhhh! That's too much yarn info, I'm getting jealous.
    Did you save up, or are you going to work various puppy faces on your mom?
    She must be an avid knitter too, cause no non-knitter would accompany you on a trip like this. ;))

    Have a wonderful time!

     
  • At 4:16 AM, Blogger Alcariel said…

    I just decided that since I've been gainfully employed for over a year now, I needed to have some fun and take advantage of the yarn shops within a couple days driving distance. Mom actually said that she'e not going to buy that much yarn....yeah, right!

    And yep, Mom's a knitter. She actually ran a yarn/cross stitch shop out of our basement until I was 8 so she could stay home with me while I was growing up. She's pretty much the queen of crafts. She knits, crochets, tats, cross stitches (thread and beads), sews, quilts, scrapbooks...the only thing I think she hasn't tried is Hardinger embroidery.

    I leave today!!! You have a safe trip to the states. I'll talk to you when I get back!

     
  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger TitaniumRose said…

    We will miss you tonight at sit & stitch - and we'll start the offical spree of being totally jealous. Have fun! =)

     

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