Just gotta git
Friday July 10th 2009, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Something compelled me to drop everything and go off to Purlescence this afternoon, even though I was there last night and had other plans for just thenimgp7987.  I did, and there were three friends in the store who’d walked in just ahead of me whom I hadn’t seen in ages–the timing was exactly right.  Serendipity!

Not a major event to anybody else, and it probably doesn’t make for much of a blog post except that it just so much felt like I should go; I did; and I’m so glad I did!

And on that note, one small ball of Manos silk blend followed me home. I don’t know why; the orange and sage green mixed in with the raspberry are not my colors; I don’t know who it’s for; but it needed to be knitted up on my needles, so here it is. It elbowed its way past all the pretty blues and greens and yelled, Me, me!

Okay, yarn. You and the needles you’re in cahoots with: now tell me the rest of your story.

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I’m glad you let that nudge guide you. Whatever the yarn and needles lead you to make will be lovely.

Comment by Channon 07.10.09 @ 7:50 pm

Silly question department: Did that small ball of Manos silk blend have legs, or was it motorized?

I doubt you’ll have any trouble finding a use for the yarn, you clever gal, you!


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Comment by Don Meyer 07.10.09 @ 7:59 pm

That ball of yarn is like an amaryllis – all the colors, even the stem. Lovely!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 07.10.09 @ 8:23 pm

The Manos followed you home??? That’s not good, you should get rid of it right away. I can keep it safe for you……::grin::

Comment by Carol 07.10.09 @ 8:40 pm

What lovely yarn! Can’t wait to see the final result.

Comment by Sonya 07.10.09 @ 8:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful yarn. I love your phrasing: “the rest of the your story”. I have some stash lace that I’m just waiting for it to tell me what it wants to be. What will those stories be, I wonder? Enjoy the knitting!

Comment by TripletMom 07.10.09 @ 9:23 pm

I totally believe in following those gut feelings! It is how my kids became adults, lol! Love that you went, and found your friends. And a lovely yarn, to boot! Yummy colors, can’t wait to see what you make…and hear/read the rest of the story!!

Comment by Cathy (catsandyarn on ravelry) 07.10.09 @ 9:35 pm

I had a lovely evening meeting two old friends. One of them wanted to learn to knit!
I prepared a wee knit kit (some needles, some notions, a skein of yarn, and a good how to book) and he was delighted :-}
I will probably blog more about it tomorrow, but It was just lovely, he repaid me by singing my favorite song in their show.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.10.09 @ 9:35 pm

Love it! Tell me when you solve the mystery.

Comment by Ruth 07.10.09 @ 11:02 pm

And if you find that you need a couple extra skeins of the Manos for whatever the project decides to grow up to be, let me know! I’ve got some in stash from a swap.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 07.10.09 @ 11:39 pm

I can’t wait either, to hear the rest of the story!

Comment by karin 07.11.09 @ 5:21 am

I think it’s lovely! I can’t wait to see what you create.

Comment by Momo Fali 07.11.09 @ 7:05 am

I knitted a neck warmer for my daughter in this colorway and it was gorgeous. You might be surprised at the outcome as I can see you in these colors after seeing you in that beautiful pink shawl at the signing last year.

Comment by Joansie 07.11.09 @ 3:44 pm

Now this will be interesting… I can hardly to see what these two (yarn and needles) come up with. hihihi

Comment by Suzanne 07.12.09 @ 9:08 am

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