Wednesday, February 15, 2006

On the road again...

The girls at A Little Loopy will be on hiatus for this coming weekend. We are about to embark on a trip of epic proportions. A trip to end all trips. Wait. Did that last part even make any sense? Anyway, what I am getting at is that we are headed up to Santa Clara for Stitches West. None of us have been before and we don't know what quite to expect. I asked B - is it a good thing to bring a foldable duffel bag to a yarn market? Or is it like walking into to Target with a shopping cart and no list? B said that maybe it would be a good idea if I left the foldable duffel bag at home. (Not that I don't have my Christmas money and my birthday money that I have been ever so carefully saving just for this occation - wink, wink.)

Nonnahs and I will keep the Olympic spirit alive while we are gone and I am already preparing for travel knitting by taking some anti-sea sick pills tonight. I'm going to need all the time I can get after seeing that not-so-fun ticker on the Yarn Harlot's blog today - already more that 30% done with the Olympics and I don't have 30% of a shawl for my efforts. I decided that an Olympic mascot was in order. I rescued this one from another equally nerdy Olympic activity - my office Olympics affectionatly referred to as UC2K5 - don't ask.

So I hereby tap into my inner knitting beast and shall now be known for the rest of the games as...the Woolverine.

8 comments:

Nasus said...

Goooo Woolverine! I love that mascot! (it kinda scares me too.) :)

Can't wait - see you at the airport!

insubordiknit said...

ohhh, have fun. i can't wait for a full report -- stitches east is in my city in nov. and i need to be prepared for what it's gonna be like!

have fun!

Theresa said...

That ticker puts the fear of God into me - it keeps going, when I'm sleeping, eating, at the dentist - everything!

Have a great time, ladies!

Chris said...

I LOVE the Woolverine!! Adore it.

Have fun at Stitches! Looking forward to your report. And I'd take the foldable bag. Better to have it along than to have to buy another bag, right??

(I just remembered that I have a foldable duffle bag ON WHEELS. I am so ready to go to a Stitches event some time.)

Mouse said...

Woolverine.. he's so cute!! I love it! if you drew him.. he might be good for a cafe press shirt or notebook for knitting.

Have fun at Stitches West.. I'd definitely bring a few bags. I'm going to Maryland Sheep & Wool this year and am bringing those 'space bags" to haul everything home.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I certainly vote for taking the duffle bag. What makes you think you should actually listen to your husband here???

Love the Woolverine. Hilarious!

christine said...

Have fun at Stitches......it's too bad that they don't have shopping carts; a cart would REALLY come in handy. (i.e. take the duffel)

Melissa said...

have fun at SW... wish I could go!