Monday, February 20, 2006

Yarning

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Saturday was the perfect day for yarning (aka shopping for yarn). Living in the Houston area, I'm lucky to have a choice of several shops, though none of them are very close to my house. But that doesn't stop me, especially when my husband is willing to drive me all over town. What started out as a trip to Spring to check out two shops I've never been to before, ended up with stops at total of five shops! I bought needles from here and yarn from here, but what I'm most excited about is the pom-pom maker I bought here. I make a lot of pom-poms for The Preemie Project hats I knit, but I never like the way they turn out. This little gadget is going to be a big help. It will make four sizes of pom-poms (1 1/4", 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 3 1/2"). The smallest size is just perfect for what I need. I took a break from my knitting today to test the pom-pom maker. I like the results! By the way, I'm knitting for myself this week. Here's a peek.
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6 comments:

  1. That is a really interesting looking ribbing!Can't wait to find out what it is. It sounds like your yarn crawl was a lot of fun, I'm glad you had a good time.

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  2. I would love it if I could go "yarning." Not a whole lot of options around here! I probably could get the husband involved though - I think he secretly likes the fabric store! :) I am also curious to find out what you are making! I love the color combination.

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  3. What with you coining "yarning" and the Olympic announcers creating "to podium," the English language sure is getting lots of new verbs lately! I can't wait to see how your socks(?) turn out!

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  4. Tracy are you making some socks? Looks like tiny needles there. :)

    Did I tell you the bootie socks in your last post are just precious!

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  5. I hope the new pom-pom maker works well for you! I've never tried to make poms, being somewhat intimidated by the idea... Do let us know how the new gadget works out; I may have to go pick one up sometime. :)

    Loved all the different baby bootee pictures from your earlier post, too, by the way, especially the little one without the cuff. How adorable!

    And thanks very much for your prayers...things are starting to calm down a little bit, for which I'm very thankful. Have a great day!

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~Tracy