Saturday, April 15, 2006

Retail Therapy

Aww retail therapy is always good for the soul! Friday evening I spent at the B&N around the corner from the hotel. Came away with the Creative Knitting May 2006 magazine and I love the cotton sweater on the front. Call me crazy, but about 8 years ago, I started a cotton sweater out of cheap cotton yarn, finished about half of the front and then set it aside. The sweater was a heavily cabled pattern and I know now that it would have been a nightmare to finish along with wear as it would have been very heavy and would pull out of shape. So, I may just frog that sweater and make this little shell for moi :)

I also bought a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book "Knitting Rules!". I absolutely love it! I thumbed through it last night and anticipate several hours of entertaining read.

This morning, I ventured out to CommuKnity in San Jose. The store is marvelous! Easy to find, park and very spacious. Plus, they had a SALE going on. Be still my heart! I managed to make it out of the store with only 2 skeins of sock yarn - just by the skin of my teeth. They had some wonderful yarns, books and accessories.

My purchase - Trekking XXL in a purple and Lana Grossa Meilenweit Tweed in navy. The purple will be gifted to a friend as socks.

Overall, I did well not to buy out the store. I'm trying very hard to knit down my stash!

Till later ~~ Dene


Melissa said...

Love the new sock yarn. What a great find!

HPNY Knits said...

I also just got some Trekking XXL. It is soo great to knit with!!! you can't put it down :-)

Kathryn said...

I'm so glad you discovered Commuknity on your trip here. I live a few miles away from there, and they helped me learn to knit. The staff is so friendly -- they'll help you on a project (bits of advice) even if you didn't buy your yarn from them. They also welcome people coming in to knit on the sofa and have numerous knitting gatherings. In all, I love that place and the people in it. And I always, always end up leaving with something. :)