Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not Knitting

Well, the title is a little misleading. See, I'm knitting right now (well, until I started typing) and I knit tons over the weekend, but yesterday was the only day in recent memory where I didn't knit at all. And I had fun too! Yesterday was all about the music, but that is a story for another time.

First off, SPA: Saturday morning Cathy picked me up very early - getting up before 6:30am on a Saturday is somewhat wrong. We headed up to Freeport and were able to check into our room early - and may I say that the staff at the Hilton Garden Inn were super nice! We dropped off our coats and commenced with the shopping.

It was a lot more crowded than that, the picture was hastily snapped on Sunday when I realized that I hadn't taken any pictures all weekend. I bought some beautiful sock yarn and fiber, but we'll save that for later when it's been photographed.

The weekend was fabulous but low-key, just a lot of knitting and sitting in hot tubs and Starbucks and even some shopping at LL Bean. I found the cutest Merrell Mary Janes to wear with handknit socks in the outlet.

On the way home we stopped in Ogunquit to get an OGT sticker. See, once I saw one in my neighborhood and was convinced it was about Tool and thus determined to find one. Then someone more knowledgeable about the northeast told me it was for Ogunquit - perhaps that was Cathy too? In any case I am thinking that maybe other people won't know that and will figure out it's for Tool. Or maybe I'm just nuts. But it was a gorgeous day and the beach looked lovely in the snow:

The BFF socks are almost done - I've vowed to finish them before the end of February and I'm going to make it!

Listening to: One ~ Filter, One ~ Gravity Kills



Anonymous zyllah said...

That must have been fun. I used to love going to freeport when I went to school up there.

2:11 AM  
Blogger arianna said...

hahaha i LOVE that you got an OGT sticker. (you DID find one, didn't you?) that's fantastic.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

I don't care what it's really for, I want that sticker!

Looks like you had a great time. That picture says it all. Spinning wheels, yarn, heaven.

7:45 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
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    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
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    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
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    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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