Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mission Impossible~~~~Accomplished!

Da, Da, Da...Da, Da, Da... Okay, you get the idea. For the past couple of years I have wanted to get all my circular knitting needles organized. I am always digging away in drawers and bags trying to find the one I want. Well, I finally came up with a system that I think I will like, as well as EASILY be able to take ALL my needles to classes and on vacation! I purchased 17 pencil pouches @ $1.29 a piece and designated one for each millimeter size! The pockets are clear so I can see in them, but I also wrote the US size and the mm size with a permanent pen on the outside. They are held together with three locking rings. As you can see, they are reinforced with grommets and made of heavy nylon and plastic. I think I finally found a solution to all my needle tangles! Now is the time to buy those pencil pockets while all the back to school sales are on!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Over the River and Through the Woods

Sometimes, I just get in the mood to get in my car, plug in my iPod and drive. I had a day off today and the sun was shining and I said to myself "time to get in the car and drive". I think unconsciously I DID know where I was headed, but I refused to say it out loud. I took off and drove a back road to Issaquah, Washington. It's faster to get there by freeway, but it was just one of those meandering days to drive through a Maple tree forest.

I ended up at a new yarn shop (really I didn't plan that) called Cultured Purls. It is a lovely shop with a very helpful owner. She has a little different selection than most shops, so I found it fun to browse. Of course I didn't leave empty handed! I bought a skein of Blue Heron Yarns Rayon/Metallic in color Blueberry. This yarn is SO beautiful that I just couldn't resist it!

It is destined to become the Clapotis Wrap which is a free pattern on I'm not sure when I will start on it, since I have several "must start" projects and of course there are those "must finish" projects that I will not mention. This yarn is really calling me though and I think it will jump to the front of the line! That's all I will fess up to today, but yes, there's more. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

OH, that UPS man!!!!

Oh, I just love the sound of the UPS man rumbeling up my cul-de-sac in his big brown truck! It ususally means it's going to stop at my house with something wonderful. Remember, I already confessed I love to shop! Well, today my package was some new knitting needles I ordered from Signature Needle Arts. I collect different and unusal knitting needles so when I saw these advertised in Vogue Knitting, I had to have them! They are aluminum needles and first you choose the length you want. Then you have a choice of points and lastly you can choose between three tops. How cool is that?!!? I haven't knit with mine yet but when I do, I'll let you know how I like them. For now, they will just stand proudly in my vase with the rest of my collection. :o)