Seen at Purlescence
Thursday February 04th 2010, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,LYS

It just wasn’t it. I only got a few rows into it but frogged it.  Not soft enough. Didn’t please me.   Colors wrong.  No.

Well, huh.  I grabbed that Blue Moon Silkie Lagoon and began another one for one of the boys instead: one skein of teal-blue Manos Silk with it this time.

Brian’s family shared so many pictures of their older boys and ours camping in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe with the Scouts, and each one of these hats captures the colors in those photos.

I finished the third one, then, tonight at Purlescence, hanging out with my friends while my yarn had a ball.  Mary retrieved the Silkie for me once, but after that I declared it free range yarn and, as long as it wasn’t going to trip anyone up, let it roll with the punches.

It wandered a little down the aisle to my side. A sweet young merino hung a strand down from its perch, Rapunzel style, and they kind of got wrapped up in each other. Hat’s off to the two–I cast off and unleashed the strands.

I’d brought with me some more Silkie, this time in a colorway Blue Moon calls “Love.” (Or called; I don’t see it on their site at the moment.)  I picked out some superwash to match it tonight for Brian’s sisters, some red, some pink, all very soft.

I was almost to my car when Sandi came running after me.  Wait!  I hadn’t gotten a discount!

They insisted. They knew who it was to be knit for.  They asked me to send Brian‘s family their love, too.

I walked back inside; they fiddled with the register and counted out the difference. I looked at it and grinned, “I’ve never been paid for leaving a yarn store before.”

They are such good souls there.  Sandi, Nathania, and Kaye: thank you.

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Good souls indeed!

You think they could make a movie about you? “The Yarn Whisperer” only this time, you’re the one being whispered to. hihihi

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 02.05.10 @ 7:29 am

isn’t it wonderful when that shopping thing is a pleasant experience

Comment by Bev 02.05.10 @ 8:44 am

I agree with Suzanne and Bev. Wonderful that such good souls create such a loving, pleasant shopping experience! It’s too far for me to make a visit but you give them the positive publicity they deserve!

Comment by LynnM 02.05.10 @ 8:53 am

You mean to tell me you’ve never been chased out for drooling on the yarn? Those watch caps should keep the boys warm on their next high mountain campout. Warm ears, warm heart.

Comment by LauraN 02.05.10 @ 9:13 am

They paid you to leave? Well, it was for a good cause.

Fun –

A young lad’s father picked him up from school to take him to a dental appointment. Knowing the parts for the school play were supposed to be posted today, he asked his son if he got a role. The boy enthusiastically announced that he had. “I play a man who’s been married for twenty years.” “That’s great, son. Keep up the good work and before you know it they’ll be giving you a speaking part.” 

Comment by Don Meyer 02.05.10 @ 11:23 am

Good people abound.

Comment by Channon 02.05.10 @ 12:50 pm

Lovely lovely gifts.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.05.10 @ 12:54 pm

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