Friday, January 18, 2008

A Stash is a Good Thing

Today is our last day in Utah. We fly home tomorrow.

I wasn't sure I'd be able to visit the yarn shops in Salt Lake City this trip, but as it's working out, I've had a chance to go to several.

Stopped in at Black Sheep Wool Co. on our first day here while John met with his boss at the office. And even though I didn't really "need" any yarn, I bought some anyway.

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Found this new-to-me sock yarn by Pagewood Farm. I think it will work well for Monkey Socks.

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A helpful employee made sure I didn't overlook this Soft Sea Wool. I've heard so many good things about it, I had to get some to try.

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And I picked up several colors of worsted weight wool to have on hand for practicing stranded knitting. Perhaps they will become a hat or a pair of mittens.

Yesterday, John had to go back to the office. So while he was there, I drove over to Three Wishes and then after I picked him up, we stopped at The Wool Cabin. There was more yarn purchased, but I'll save that for later.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Next time I'll be blogging from Texas, where it's sure to be warmer.

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I'll miss our nightly treat of Carolyn's Frozen Yogurt, but not the freezing temperatures.

11 comments:

  1. The yarns are gorgeous - but eating frozen yogurt in the snow? You are one hardy woman!

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  2. Pretty yarn!
    Frozen yogurt in winter! Careful, you'll turn into a Utahan! ;-)

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  3. Yay I can post! I don't know why I couldn't yesterday, silly computer. I like that soft yellow yarn, it's very pretty. I gravitate toward yellow in the winter, (my sewing room is painted yellow) must be the lack of sun ;o)

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  4. Have a safe trip back home.

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  5. Gorgeous yarn! Nummy. The frozen yogurt too... lol.

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  6. My sockapalooza pal made me monkeys from Pagewood Farm yarm (different colorway). They are gorgeous, and possibly my favorite socks.

    I have had a very good shopping experience at Black Sheep before.

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  7. Brrr...it makes me shiver just to look at you standing in the cold eating frozen yogurt!

    I envy you getting to visit all those yarn shops. :-)

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  8. Utah is beautiful. I love The Wool Cabin and I think I stopped in at Three Wishes. Is that the shop that is in the house with fabric? You look so cute with your frozen yogurt. Have a fun and safe trip and thanks for sharing your yarn with us.

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  9. It sounds like you have been having a great time! What beautiful pictures! I've been in San Francisco all week ...wait for it....at Macworld. It was pretty neat although I was HAPPY to get home to my own bed.

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  10. Wonderful pictures of Utah! Yummy yarn and that yogurt looks good too:~D

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  11. Don't worry Yarn is like fishing tackle...you can never have too much! And there is always a good deal..

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~Tracy