knitting and the life I almost have around it

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

the Young ones

On saturday Taph, Sharon and I went on a leeetle road trip to Young. Young is a little place with a lot of cherries and a brilliant yarn store (The Wool Room). The ladies and I partook of it's delights with no hesitation at all. The demise of our credit rating is documented below (I'm not strip-teasing to pay my way, Taph just took an ill-timed photo :p)

The lovely owner Kate is everything you could want in a yarn store owner - friendly, helpful, interested. When i met her last year i can honestly say she was my first yarn store experience which did not leave me humiliated and cranky - i may be 21 but this does not mean i can only knit garter stitch on huge needles. It is refreshing to be served by someone who appreciates that i know what i want and am willing to pay money for it and that treating me like an imbecile is not good business sense. for the LYS owners in Canberra - get it into your heads! WE WILL GIVE YOU MONEY.

next, somewhat poorer, we made our way to JD's Jam Factory for the Young version of SnB. (here with proof of purchases !) Sharon's mother started the group up when she realised how much fun Sharon was having and these ladies are a scream! i have completely forgotten most names and in the interests of fairness i think i will add them only when i know all of them. And please! this is not because they were not a memorable bunch of ladies! I'm just apalling at remembering names (and i had a bit of a headeache which made it harder to concentrate).
a few more (just to prove we were all there ;)

On the way home we bought cherries at an orchard (i got some cherry port too, yeehaaaaaa!) and stopped in Harden at Which Craft for devonshire tea and plotted drum-carder theft (i ask you, what good is it to have one ON DISPLAY but out of normal line of vision??? i NEED one, and that's just cruel!)

and on monday i finished my pembrokeshire pathways socks. (out of context? its the memory issue, im telling you!)

and its bloody hot and my poor zucchinis keep wilting :(

the heat-stricken, poor and cherry-bloated
Ms Spider xo

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  • At November 22, 2006 2:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh at last! A reason to go to Young other than visiting my inlaws! As much as I love them, I find Young dull. But, no more!!!! Thanks for the write up. I'll be in Young before christmas! Hooray!

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those socks!

  • At November 22, 2006 11:54 pm, Blogger AR said…

    The socks are adorable! I'm really liking pink right now. Nice job.
    Looks like you had an awesome trip. What fun!

  • At November 23, 2006 1:01 am, Anonymous sarai said…

    sounds perfect!

    and SQUEAL cute socks and shoes!!!

    mmm, cherries. Thankfully I have several jars of cherry jam made from the best overripe blackest sweetest cherries spring had to offer. Those ought to carry me through winter.

  • At November 23, 2006 3:46 pm, Blogger melissa said…

    Good shop ?! i can't enter it with out buying something .It was good even when it was small and tucked under the staicase ...

  • At November 23, 2006 5:50 pm, Blogger Laura.Y said…

    ah well...:) heat stricken, poor and cherry bloated but still a happy spider because you've got yarn, yes? :)

  • At November 23, 2006 5:50 pm, Blogger Laura.Y said…

    ah well...:) heat stricken, poor and cherry bloated but still a happy spider because you've got yarn, yes? :)

  • At November 23, 2006 6:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am SO coming on the next Young trip (there will be a next one, won't there?! If not I shall start protest tantrums until things change) - love all the photos, evidence of much fun had by all :)

    The socks WITH pink shoes are just stunning, although you are quite mad to wear them in this heat. Still, we knew that already, didn't we? ;)

    Lulu says "Where are miieeee cherrieeeees?"

  • At November 29, 2006 6:39 pm, Blogger Margie said…

    Gorgeous socks. So jealous of the trip! x

  • At December 02, 2006 2:06 pm, Anonymous /anne... said…

    Don't worry, I'm 46 and I've been knitting since I was in utero - and they still patronise me! Show them something you've knitted, that always helps.

    Oh, and the drum carder - you need another road trip in the other direction! Just outside Cooma is Past Times, the Australian distributor for Ashford, and lots of other spinning/fibre/yarn stuff besides :-)


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