Monday, April 16, 2007

The Return of My Knitting Mojo

Just a few days ago you may remember I lamented the loss of my knitting passion. Well, I'm glad to report I think it's back. After a wonderful trip to The Fold on Saturday with (most of) my Knitting Group I felt ready to knit and never look back. Unfortunately I couldn't start knitting right away Saturday night as we had dinner plans with Matt's little brother, but the dinner was fantastic, so I survived. :) Yesterday I knit most of the day and night. I am now nearly finished with the first Thermal sleeve. Clearly I won't be done by Thursday when we leave for Oregon, but I do have faith that this top will be done by the end of April. Hooray!



As for my purchases from the Fold, you may be surprised at what restraint I showed while being faced with a full selection of Socks that Rock and thousands of other yarns. With future packing for our impending move looming in my brain I decided to not go crazy and just pick out a few things. On the left is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction in Ms. LaRock (tencel/wool sock yarn). In the middle, two skeins of Gypsy Girl Creations sock yarn in Cattails. And finally, two balls of Heirloom Breeze yarn. These came with a pattern for the cutest baby hat (for undisclosed future baby in the immediate family). I also found some cute buttons for Thermal.

The yarn shopping was wonderful however it was not the highlight of the day. What I loved best was the laughing and chatting and smiling. I have never had very many female friends and now I know what I've been missing. Our field trip was a blast! I had such a terrific time and I can't wait for our next outing to Madison in May.

8 comments:

mle said...

Yay for knitting mojo!!
and what could be more fun than going to a yarn shop with lots of knitting friends?! your selections are beautiful!

Lynae said...

I agree that the day was best because of the company!

Drin said...

You did show incredible restraint! It was such fun - can't wait for the next field trip!

Liz said...

I have been checking your blog to see what you guys bought! I'm so sorry I missed it, can't wait to participate in the next field trip.

Chicago Jen said...

Can I get an Amen! in support of the laughing and chatting! My sides ached when I got home I'd laughed so much. I had a great time! Thanks to all the lovely ladies who were able tojoin us for the day!

knit chick said...

It was a fun time Saturday. I think everyone bought some great yarn. What color is that Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction again? ;-)

Kathy said...

I love the gyspy. Of course. Glad you had fun. Glad all is right again with the world, as Alyssa knits...

Oiyi said...

Nice yarn purchases!