Thursday, April 07, 2005

The Stalker's New Hideout

I have been corrupted. Yes, it's true. I haven't picked up a crochet hook in months to do any actual crochet. I know....I know. I am a strong advocate of crochet. I still love it. But, I've been knitting. It's this whole Dulaan thing. I wanted to try out Steph's "Ken" hat, then it was Norma's *ahem* "pinwheel" hat and then Janine had to make Norma's hat less of a butthole so I had to make one of those too. Do you see a pattern here? I mean, what's next? Knitting socks? Lace shawls? Cardigans?? Well, I'll tell you what's next, my little stalked friends. It's a Sophie bag. This came in the mail for me.

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It's Cascade 220 (well of course it is you silly twit, they can read the lables) in a lovely lavender, a heather green and an amethyst. The picture, of course, does not do it justice, but the table looks nice! I've already ordered the bead handles and now I'm just trying to find the right size circular. I've checked everywhere in the neighboring 5 counties. It's nowhere to be found. Nowhere. Mom, Of the adopted family, even checked at her local crafty type store and no such luck.

But what's this I hear? What do you mean there's a Yarn Store that just opened up in town. You have got to be shitting me. This is Texas. We don't have Yarn Stores. We have Walmarts and Hobby Lobbys chock full of acrylic. But it's true, my little stalked friends! The nice lady at Mom's local crafty store gave her the number to give to me. And lo and behold but I did call this number and yea verily did they have yarn. Wool yarns, silk yarns, Berroco yarns, North West Trading Company yarns, Patons......I just wanted to sit in the middle of the floor and cry and laugh at the same time. It's a teeny tiny place. But I don't care. It could be a closet with a cashier and it would be more than what I had!

And so your friendly internet Stalker did travel after work and finger the yarns. And it was good. And there was a purchase made. Pictures shall be coming forthwith, we swears. Hmm? Circular what? Oh! The needles. The whole reason I went. Well, she didn't have them in stock but she is ordering them for me. The owner is SUCH a nice lady. She walked me around and talked to me about every yarn there and let me play with swatches she had made. It was a bit overwhelming to be surrounded by so much yarn and so little acrylic.

And so I will have the circulars I need and I will be making new hiding places for stash. The best part? My purchase got sent home in a plain brown paper gift bag. No identifying marks. It will become my new lunch bag. I shall carry my lunch inside a plastic bag inside this bag. Then, on the way home, I can purchase yarn and he will think it is just my lunch dishes when I get home. Big T need never know. This is all Ms. Ryan's fault. :o)

Oh and go check out the happenings at Ye olde Mossy Cottage and join in Ms. Ryan's celebration. You'll be glad you did.

Hope everyone has a great day!!


Norma said...

Ohhh, Angie, you give me a much-needed laugh after a long hard day and being in a zombie-like state. I'm so happy for you on a number of levels -- you're having fun knitting, you got a yarn store, you're making hats and Sophie bags. It's all good.

Connie said...

Hi Angie,

Are you talking about the Hook and Needle? It would be really funny if we were in the same city. I really enjoy your blog.

Stalker Angie said...

OMG Connie....I am talking about the Hook and Needle....I have some SERIOUS skin crawling going on. Someone I can stalk in close proximity?? Wow. We have got to do some serious hooking up. Ummm...Pun not intended. :o)

Stalker Angie said...

Oh! And feel free to email me (this goes for, well, anyone really.) at ami0702 AT earthlink DOT net. Wheee!

Robbyn said...

I love the colors of your yarn! What a gorgeous bag that will be!

You can crochet things for the Dulaan project too, ya know :)

Stalker Angie said...

Welcome to the blog Robbyn! And yes of course, I know I can crochet for Dulann, but I took it as a personal challenge to actually get back into knitting. It was the kick in the rumpus I really needed. It also got me to try my very first color change in knitting. Wheee!

Anonymous said...

ooooooooo.....LOVE those colors!!! and mother's day coming up!!! lol
So need another mother & daughter day! And just guess where i want to go? lol
Did i read correctly....does Connie really live close by?