Thursday, January 26, 2006

Yarn Shopping

Well, I haven't cast on the second Embossed Leaves Sock yet. Instead, I've been working on hats and booties for The Preemie Project. Soon I'll be setting up the sewing machine to make little blankets. Our donation deadline is coming up in a couple of weeks and I want to be sure to get a few more things completed by then. I also keep looking at this...
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It's some of the goodies I bought with the gift certificate my sister gave me for Christmas. The book is called Sarah Dallas Knitting. The yarn is for a couple of projects in the book--mittens and slippers. I'm very tempted to start these now. I also picked up this book...
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Knitters', Crocheters', Weavers' & Spinners' Travel Guide 2006
It lists literally thousands of yarn shops across the United States and includes information like addresses, phone numbers and websites--all organized by states. I've had fun just reading the names of the stores. Some names are really reaching to be cute. I thought about sharing a few that made me laugh, but that wouldn't be very nice. You'll just have to get a book and check it out for yourself. One thing I know, this book is coming with me on my next trip, because yarn is the best
souvenir. I'm sure you agree!


  1. oh oh oh! to use that book! wouldn't it be absolutely fab. to travel just for knit shops :) visting the toens wouldn't be so bad either ;)
    thanks for the eye candy! love those colors

  2. What great buys. I'm definitely going to have to find a copy of that book for our cross-country trips to see the in-laws.

  3. Linda Waber9:08 PM

    I'd have loved that book last spring when my daughter and I took a 10 day driving trip through New England. we did stop at every yarn shop we saw, but I'm sure there were many that we didn't see. I agree that a skein of yarn is a great souvenir. Way better than a snow globe witha light house inside...


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