Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I traveled out-of-state and lost my mind along the way....

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Did y'all read about the brain that was found in that new subdivision at Stony Point? That's right. A brain. In a bag. Just a mile or so from where my parents live. Turns out, it's not human. Which is a good thing, because I got scared for minute. Not because I feared some brain-stealing serial killer was on the loose. But because after today, I was quite sure I'd lost my mind, and that someone had maybe found it in a plastic bag, which, given my obsession with bags of all kinds, would be ironic, yet fitting. But no, that particular brain is not mine, so, clearly, my mind is still lost.

Case in point:

Today, I'm in Rockville, MD, and found time to stop by their local yarn shop. Because, you know, I don't live within easy driving distance of FIVE yarn shops. And I don't own enough yarn already. And I'm not going to be doing any other yarn shopping this month. Or this week, for that matter. Heh.

So, anyway, I stopped by Woolwinders and took the obligatory exterior shot:

No interior shots -- apparently the owner has been a recent victim of a little corporate espionage from a competing LYS owner. Who knew it was such a cut-throat industry? Well, I suppose Alice Starmore might know....

But, I digress....

Anyway, I had no intention of buying a thing, what with last weekend's purchases and the upcoming weekend's potential purchases, but I as previously mentioned, I lost my mind. Or I'm just easily swayed.

In my defense, I only bought things with a (mostly) clear purpose in mind. I did not succumb to the siren song of that gorgeous Lantern Moon raw silk knitting bag in a teal (...sigh...) fabric, or the beaded ArtYarns laceweight, or the Manos, (all the glorious Manos!), or the Colinette Prism or Cadenza, or the Mountain Colors, tempted as I was.

I did, however, get the following:



Clockwise from top center:

  • Cascade 220 superwash in pink, white and black, earmarked for several projects
  • Koigu KPPPM in a color (P803) so brilliant, even this teal-lover couldn't resist
  • Colinette Jitterbug in "Popsicle" colorway, to be paired with "Lagoon" colorway in my stash, for another Chevron scarf
  • Another hank of Debblie Bliss Pure Cashmere, in Red, to finish my sister's hat
  • Size 8 DPNs, 'cuz I can't seem to find where my other set ran off to...
  • Addi Turbo Lace circulars, U.S. size 5, 32", just 'cuz I want to give them a try...
  • A colorwheel, 'cuz I've been wanting one...


How's 'bout a little gratuitous yarn pr0n:








I can only hope I'll come to my senses, but something tells me it may take a week. Or five.

Tomorrow I'll be in Takoma Park. Hmmmm.... That's not too terribly far from Now & Then. And also, A Tangled Skein. Hmmmm.....

The madness continues....

Somebody stop me!
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6 comments:

Robin said...

Love that Jitterbug! Can't believe you passed up anything in teal --- -such restraint!

Bess said...

Oh. I had that jitterbug - made blotchy socks from it - fun to wear but shocking to look at. and everybody needs more #8 needles - and Addi lace needles adn.. well. you just need them!

Hope to see you this weekend.

Robin said...

Nice Stash Enhancement! Love your choice of colors...
Yeah, I read about the "brain in the bag" eewwww! Have a great time at Stitches!

Margaret said...

I don't have to leave the state to lose my mind buying yarn. Got a sneak peek at the Market (love that vendor pass) and it is AWESOME! You are in deep, deep trouble.

Gina said...

So that's where my brain went! Thanks for letting me know!

Sangeeta said...

Intervention:

Um...Mary...honey.....

When was the last FO, dearie?

You're getting worse than me with the yarn stashing!

We left the festival early b/c I was feeling terrible. But it was so nice to see you!

Sangeeta