knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, October 16, 2005


You may remember a few posts ago i 'saved' a miraculous amount of money by buying sale yarn? well, i spent it today :P (yes i realise that if i had bought no yarn i would have saved 100% shutup ToD)

Went to Floriade ( you may notice there are no pictures of tulips? it was windy and the last day and nearly everything was dead so i decided against it). However, there were markets, and i spent $25 at the Belissa Cashmere stall on this skein. Isn't it just divine? It is 1 1/2 ply(ish) and 500 yards. And this really does not do justice to the depth of colour, it really is divine. If very small. I have justified this purchase by a) saving money via sale last week and b) it could make a lovely light and beautiful scarf for my mothers birthday next year. Yes i know, bad excuse shhhh.

BFG is completely restored in my mind as "the right man for the gig" due to him not saying once how expensive this purchase was (keep in mind that $25 is a lot more than he'd spend on what is essentially a ball of string).

i need to also add that he didnt know i wanted to go out on Friday, not that it would have done any good if he had. He went to see Cog, whom i wouldnt have enjoyed. And i work Saturday morning so i couldnt have gone anyway. My winge of Friday night was more of a misery loves company moment. He's not a jerk Yuvee, i promise!

He took me to Floriade today (his mother too, but let's not go into that, my fault for taking pity and inviting her) and was the picture of patience and sweetness and stuff of this nature. We didnt so much tip-toe through the tulips as kind of stand next to them and roll our eyes (mother, remember?). We did see a 3 year old driving his pram into the tulips repeatedly while his parents laughed. I was very restrained. I just sort of hissed at them and gave them the knitters evil eye (if you don't know what this looks like, you don't want to). You think passive smoking is bad for your health? Passive parenting is a much more painful way to go.

Til next time.


  • At October 16, 2005 10:42 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    0o0o0 That's some very spiffy yarn :) And your mini-sweater from the previous post is looking good (wow, I just had the impule to put a "yo" at the end of that *shudder*)


  • At October 17, 2005 1:13 am, Blogger mumblingmonkey said…

    Oh, that is very pretty yarn. Just remember, laceweight is the best bang for the buck since it takes so long to use up. ;)

  • At October 17, 2005 10:28 am, Blogger periodic haziness said…

    oooh :( I totally missed floriade yet again. No more fudge for another year. Oh well, I passed by commonwealth park enough times to pretend i did :p ciao.

  • At October 17, 2005 9:20 pm, Blogger yuvee said…

    That's really pretty ;) and cashmere must feel heavenly, not that I've had the change to feel it. You can knit a shawl or 2 scarves from it, so the price sounds reasonable.(just forget the price and keep petting it)

  • At October 21, 2005 12:08 am, Blogger FemiKnitMafia said…

    Oh ... I LOVE that yarn. I can't wait to see what you do with it.


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