Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Blast from the Past

I can't seem to get it all together these days. I keep thinking I have blogger fodder, then nothing. So we're starting off here with an oldie. Here I am, all orange-haired and square-necked in Charleston last July. I'm holding up the socks I made for my sister in MI. I bought the yarn here, so I thought it was only appropriate that I showcase the socks here. KNIT has since moved (to 87 Wentworth Street), but I haven't visited the new location. For some reason, I tend to get bad vibes from most yarn stores. What's with all the snootiness? Did it ever cross your mind that I just didn't want any yarn that day? That your sale yarn was the ugliest stuff on the face of the earth, and no price was worth it? Anyway, KNIT is not one of those stores. They don't care if all you do is go around touching stuff and looking at patterns. They understand when you say that you can't afford a $300 sweater kit that for a sweater that you wouldn't pay $5 for at the Goodwill Store. In fact, the owner (oops, what's her name again?), who is a free-spirit (in my opinion) actually gave me some parts for my swift, which came from Pearl's in the mail without all it's parts. Pearl's. sigh. That's another story. And she didn't charge me. I'd buy yarn from her all day long. I recently visited a yarn store outside Asheville, NC which didn't please me. I won't complain here, but I won't go back. BUT - I did find a little shop in the Grove Arcade (downtown Asheville) and a delightful spinner, knitter and raiser of sheep (and children). I believe her name is Lisa Mackey, of Mackey's Acres in Candler, NC . I bought this at her store:
It's a merino/silk blend. Perfectly yummy in all ways. I can't wait to spin it up, but it'll be after vacation. sigh. The only problem with this is that I have a slight allergic reaction to silk. If I rub my eyes after touching it, they get red and itchy, and the whites of my eyes swell. Not attractive. In fact, they're itching now. I"ll get over it, I'm sure. And yes, that is my desk. I can't seem to blog at home. I keep telling myself it's because I'm too busy cleaning, but we all know better.
I'll be out of pocket next week while we vacation. I thought about taking the laptop, but it belongs to work, and with my luck it would get stolen.
We're heading to St. Augustine, FL, Epcot, Key West and the Dry Tortugas. I'm ready now!
PS - Amanda, I love the Wacoals! Now I need to look for the Chantelle!


Vera said...

Great photo of the old Knit. You'll have to come to the new shop soon.

Beverly said...

I've heard so many good things about KNIT. I'll try to check it out when I'm down that way this summer. Not to worry, all bloggers get the "bloggies" at some point in time.

Have a great vacation.

Donna said...

The only negative thing I can say about Knit is that parking sucks! It just annoys me to spend a fortune on parking when I just want to browse in a yarn shop. The one time we went to knit, we paid something close to $10 for a couple hours parking.

Anonymous said...

I love my socks and even though it's almost June...I still have lots of cold nights with cold feet! Glad I have a nutty knitty sister! ;o) - Shannon