The long un_winding row’d
Thursday August 26th 2010, 10:26 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,LYS

(Actually, I should have positioned those in an oval and captioned it, “Braaaaaaains…”)

So I had another bright-eyed idea on that same endless project, with the result that I was late for Purlescence because I ended up frogging four rows x 434 stitches, tinking that last one carefully stitch by stitch back onto the needles.  Slow way no how was I going to leave that mess in the middle, stranded.

And then I had to leave Knit Night less than an hour later because I had to pick up my husband at the airport. But in between!

I’d brought the unrepentant wool with me and I never got to it. (Funny how that was probably going to happen anyway.) I got saved by Susan, if I heard her name right, from Abstract Fiber.

She was there with samples.  There were projects made–oh, man, were they gorgeous! And she had a large bag full of sample-size skeins.

“Take some!” Gigi and Jasmin and Pamela urged.

How much are they?

“They’re free!”

Since when… okay, why? Alright, I’ll take one. And I picked out a few and tried to decide which, while they explained that they’d already chosen a whole bunch and that Abstract Fiber does not sell skeins with knots: so if they come across one, snip right there, you’re out of here. Eventually they have enough of those that they give them away as samples.

I’ll take one. I assume it’s one per customer. (That got me a lot of, Nah…!)

They kept egging me on. I kept saying, but…! Here, you, did you get to see them yet? And you over there? I want you to pick out all you’d like, I don’t want to hog all the purples or the anythings.

Jasmin dumped the whole bag out for everyone so it would be easier to see. I was assured it was not the first time that evening; I’d just come in late.

The end result was, I said I was going to choose some and put the rest back, that this mound was embarrassing–and then I turned my head for one second after boxes of regular skeins went past, to go ask about those because I really really like Artfibers yarns, and Gigi madly and gleefully stuffed miniskeins in my knitting bag behind me. (There were way more than those still left, honest.)

I was stumped when they grinned, “So what are you going to do with them all?” Uhbuhduhbuhduh. I dunno, but I’m sure going to have fun finding out!

(Burnside Bridge. I LOVE their Burnside Bridge colorway, always have. Look what followed me home too!)

I have a ton of work to do to justify all that woolly greed. And if you too love Artfibers and are in the area, Purlescence in Sunnyvale stocks them.

Oh. Yes. Hubby is home (yay!)  I managed to wait a whole half hour after we walked in the door, showing that of course my priorities are straight, why would you ever wonder, before I went and balled up that first Burnside.

And one last thing, one non sequitur to top off the evening: Michelle is madly and suddenly in need of laptop shopping. She found one with lots of features, except for one: it’s apparently put out by a videogame company with their name emblazoned across the top, and as she put it, “I have my pride!”

I offered to knit it a tattoo to cover it over.

“Nice try, Mom.”

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I wish I could have been there to see the glee on everyone’s faces! Enjoy your fun free fiber from friends…

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 08.26.10 @ 11:08 pm

Wonderful pictures!

What an evening that was for you… Lots of love throughout, huh?

I’m glad Richard is back – safe and sound I assume.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.27.10 @ 5:11 am

CLICK! Did you hear that from where you are sitting? Somehow I never connected your Purlescence with the sponsor of Knitmore Girls before. I’m a bit slow sometimes.

Enjoy that yarn. You’ve earned it, because hearing you praise it makes me take it several notches more seriously. I love the no-knot policy.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.27.10 @ 5:48 am

I can just picture Gigi gleefully shoving yarn in your knitting bag – what a great visual 🙂

Comment by Michelle 08.27.10 @ 7:29 am

heh, yeah, shove that yarn in the bag while she’s not looking — it’s magic all around — everyone knows what you do with it will be amazing!! (and I can’t wait to see)

Comment by Bev 08.27.10 @ 7:45 am

I love it!! And I want to see what you do with them, because I was gifted a similar wad…

Knitted tattoo. Love it!

Comment by Channon 08.27.10 @ 8:24 am

How about a bumpersticker to cover the logo on the computer? “Keep Tahoe Blue” or something? There are tons of bumper stickers in CA.

Comment by LauraN 08.27.10 @ 8:53 am

Look, young lady, when someone offers you something, what you say is, “Thanks,” and don’t argue. Especially when they are behind you stuffing things into your bag!

Comment by Don Meyer 08.27.10 @ 9:00 am

Could it be that you mean to say Abstract Fiber? That’s where your link took me. I had to see Burnside Bridge right away, you see, because I thought I’d love it too!

Comment by RobinM 08.27.10 @ 9:14 am

Oh ouch, that was a goof–thank you, RobinM! Yes I did–I fixed it.

Comment by AlisonH 08.27.10 @ 9:45 am

Ooh, those are so pretty! Love them. I succumbed to temptation yesterday and wound up a skein of delightful sock yarn, even though it will likely be a week before the current socks are done!

As for the laptop…if it’s otherwise perfect, maybe Michelle could get a laptop skin for it…they’re decorative films that are used to personalize laptops, and I believe would cover any logo on the lid. For example:

Comment by RobinH 08.27.10 @ 10:26 am

You scored! I never seem to be in the right place at the right time for that sort of thing…Thankful for the at least temporary end of the superheat….

Comment by Ruth 08.27.10 @ 7:11 pm

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