Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday ramblings...

My thought is that going home on a Friday is usually a good thing. So, what was that guy so upset about? Did he really need to resort to the language he so thoughtlessly hurled in my direction? But, then I don't talk to people like that. Don't get me wrong I will mutter under my breathe certain *things*, but I certainly don't scream profanities at, well, anyone. Oh well, I didn't even say anything to Nonnahs, who I was talking to at the time (and I swear I was paying attention and didn't deserve what I got - he just didn't like the idea that I changed lanes in front of him - as if he NEVER has to change lanes?). I guess that guy goes in with all those crazy drivers we were talking about last night at the Knit Salon.

As soon as I walked into the Grove last night, I was blindsided. (Nice segue if I do say so myself :-) I didn't even put my stuff down. I just walked straight to the table that had this beautiful red lambswool sitting it's very own little box. It's called Lacey Lamb and its 100% extrafine lambswool at a whopping 825 yards to a ball no less! I think it may be Chinese, but I will have Nasus confirm that for me, since I am a total novice when it comes to recognizing Asian characters. I see a lot of different languages at my office and I usually can tell the difference, but this one is a little tough. Anyway, I knew that I would be really sad if I went back to get it and it was gone. I also knew there was no way it was going to last until Saturday. In fact, 3 of the 4 balls were gone before the night was even over. Oh, and there was some in a super pretty teal that Knitzalot brought home as well.

And before we get to that other yarn in the picture, I just wanted to wish Theresa a public "welcome to town!" It has been really nice to finally meet her in person and I am really excited that she has managed to sneak away from that very busy *job* of hers to hang out and knit.

So that other yarn? It is Flash from Classic Elite, which is 100% mercerized cotton and is made up of a green, blue and tanish/pink strand all twisted together. It is really cute, super cheap and I think it may be made into a little something for a certain bun in the oven hanging out in the South of France. I picked that up at the Grove last Saturday along with this really cool bag, which is now my Larger Knitting Bag (for when my Nej Bag is just won't hold it all).

It is painted jute and the part that makes it a knitting bag for me is that it stands up on its own - a big plus in my book. But the best part? This beautiful Art Nouveauish bag was only $16! Plus, Jenny seemed to like it, too. And speaking of Jenny...

This is a very rare site. Most furpeople doen't seem to like any bed you specifically set out for them. She had decided that the pile of sheets that had been sitting next to my desk following the parade of houseguest we had in May was a great place to rest. This had been very welcome because otherwise it is up and down off my lap the entire time I'm at the computer. But, of course, as soon as I replaced the sheet pile with the abandoned dog bed that had become the plastic grocery bag recycling center, she came looking for my lap again. So, I threw in her favorite kitty blanket and it looks like we may have a winner!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Lovely yarn, and super cute bag! You can't beat that price.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

A little google search for "lacey lamb" "made in" tells me it's made in China.

Take a look:

http://www.wool-tyme.com/wt_int/catalog72_0.html

Okay, now I have to finish reading your post. Can't stand a mystery, you know?

Fred said...

Cats are no better. Practically every morning I find a Lara curled up by my feet. Cairo loves my sofa and then looks extremely put out when I want to sit on it.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Now that I've had the time to finish reading the entire post...

really cute bag... and really cute little nose coming over to sniff it.

And, should I pretend I didn't read that part about the bun-in-the-oven gift?

pam said...

My dog refuses to sleep anywhere where one part of all of his body isn't touching ME. He sleeps in bed with me, shoving my husband as far away from me as possible and snoring in my face.

My cat only sleeps in drawers and boxes.

Theresa said...

Thanks! It's so nice to get out and hang out with people I don't work with!

Nasus said...

I love that bag! And Jenny is cute as ever.