Monday, October 31, 2005

Sex while hubby was away!


Now before all you search engine folks get disappointed, SEX to a fiber and yarn person is a "stash enhancement excursion". I have the great pleasure (sometimes it's not a good thing) of having a LYS right near one of the local post offices. So when I do my shipping, I'm often tempted to wander in and see what they have to offer, since I don't sell each and every type of yarns through the Kendig Cottage business. They carry some really strange and "You knit what?" worthy yarns, but I was looking for something to make a couple of funky scarves to wear with some mostly black and/or white clothing that I'd recently gotten. You know, to add some color to the outfit. I started this scarf from the ribbon yarn, and let me just tell you, the color might be very striking, but I hate this stuff. It's stretchy, it twists terribly while you're working with it, it loves for your needle to get caught in it and poke holes, and it just is generally disagreeable. I will finish the project because I spent waaaaayyyyy too much money on the yarn not to, but I'll never recommend this to anyone that I like.
Upon seeing the beautiful Charlotte's Web shawl that Liz has made (I got to see it in person on Saturday!...ooooooooooo, ahhhhhhhhhh.....it's beautiful!) I ordered some Koigu online and it was delivered the same day as I went to the LYS. Now, I've pretty much been able to keep my stash of yarns in check because I generally prefer to spin my own, but this stuff just makes me want MORE! This little beauty came for me this week too.... I had wanted a very portable wheel to take with me when I travel with hubby. I put it together and spun on it, but the drive wheel was a bit warped. Liz came over Saturday and showed me how warped it was, so there's already another one on it's way from the distributor, I'll be sending back the one with "issues"...no problem! I still have wheels to spin on. *grin*. Back to having sex, I took a Spindling class with Tom at the Mannings on Friday, yes, I know how to spindle but I wanted to see if there was anything else I could learn (a few things, indeed). Well, the Koigu called to me there too, and I came home with a bunch. Now it's back to work, but I WILL find time to knit in between Flying, doing the business work, washing fleece, housework, well you know...

8 comments:

Liz said...

That's going to be a gorgeous Charlotte, and I so enjoyed our impromptu hang-out day! :) I'm really good on spur of the moment... :)

That drive wheel was REALLY warped, not just a little! :)

LadyV said...

WOW! You had a grande ole time. Your stash has been enhanced quite nicely.

Sorry to hear that the wheel had "issues", glad to hear that it will be taken care of.

CarolineF said...

I have to stay away from Koigu. It's so appealing. I figure if I just don't look, I'll be ok.

Pugknits said...

Caroline, your had me laughing...i stay away from the LYS store sometimes for the same reason...LOL

Isn't it nice when you've got fiber girlfriends around? I've always loved a joy DT from reading about it. Hope your replacement wheel comes back soon!

very naughty title too...LOL...

Fiber addikt said...

Thank you for the encouragement, but I think the gravatational pull of the Koigu is going to continue for me, like it or not! The replacement wheel should be here next Tuesday, so I'm keeping busy with other things until then.

Alison said...

I've been meaning to try Koigu for a while. I really need to stay away; I'm already addicted to Lorna's Laces. (BTW, I'll be placing an order at Kendig very soon for some rovings I've been eyeing! Just have to wait for a little birthday money to roll in.)

Alice said...

the mannings is always a trouble spot for me- like an alcholic I cannot say no to another great new project at the mannings. That place is a blessing

Alice said...

I adore The Mannings. It is the most magical yarn place I have ever been.