Saturday, August 18, 2007

Well, you've gotta have your yarn!

First off, yesterday I got a great package from my Knittyboard SP9:

Lovely Fabel yarn, star potholders/jar openers, a tea straining basket, Werther's (non-melty candy) and a bit of double wrapped chocolate which was only slightly melted.

A closer pic of the yarn:

And now for the title story...

Today while I was getting ready to go out and meet chemgrrl and her mom, who were in town for a few days, the doorbell rang. This is a strange occurrence - and a confusing one, I barely recognize the sound of my doorbell - since my friends usually call to get me to come down rather than ringing the doorbell, and since I didn't have any expected visitors. I grabbed some shoes and headed downstairs, but no one was there. I looked in my mailbox, saw a package slip, and then saw my mailman heading up to a house a couple doors down. I went after him and asked if I could have my package. He handed it to me and said "Well, you've gotta have your yarn!" I agree completely.

Inside was my newest Yarn Pirate shipment:

After that I headed out for the aforementioned meeting. Zanti and Alexis were there too. We went to Windsor Button, where I was a good girl and didn't buy any yarn - I did, however, get blue thread with which to sew on the straps for my poor neglected Spork. We walked around the Boston Common and Public Gardens for a bit, and then chemgrrl and her mom headed off to continue their Boston adventures and the three of us headed up Newbury to go to Newbury Yarns and Lush. I didn't buy any yarn there, either, but I did get a couple of bath bubble bars. Now I just need to get a stopper for my tub (it's the old claw foot kind) so I can utilize them.

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Anonymous MJ said...

Hooray! More sock yarn for you!

Funny how you say you've stopped buying sock yarn for a while, yet they seem to multiply like bunnies! :P

6:22 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Nice SP package! Hehe, your postal person knows your packages are yarn LOL! I got mine today too. My first BFL sock yarn ever. Is there any sock pattern that would be good to use BFL with?

7:12 PM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I think he knew because it said "Yarn Pirate" on the box - but yes now my cover is blown!

I'm not sure yet what pattern I'm going to use. I haven't actually knit with BFL sock yarn yet myself.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Stariel's SP9 said...

Now I think I want to get some yarn pirate yarn just so I have a box that says Yarn Pirate on it! I'm glad the package arrived safely and only a little melted.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Yes, you've got to have yarn. Sock yarn, to be precise. Believe it or not, being able to spin usable sock and laceweight yarn is one of my goals in life. Because a girl can never have enough of either!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh, Yarn Pirate! I am jealous! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

5:33 AM  
Blogger String Bean said...

Nice SP package!
Yummy Yarn Pirate ...yarn.

I haven't knit socks with bfl either. You'll have to tell us what you think of it.

10:12 AM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

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    A Piece of Vermont*
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    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
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    Regia Bamboo*
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    Ruby Sapphire
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    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

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    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
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    Fleece Artist
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    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
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    Just Our Yarn
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    Neighborhood Fiber Company
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    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
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    Sockenwolle Unipo
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