Monday, February 18, 2008

Peek A BOO

I only thought I was tired last week, it was just a teaser, an appetizer. Officially, I am beyond tired. The hospital was my second home last week and dashing back and forth between the ortho floor and the studio, home (for the beloved dogs) and errands for all--- well, there was very little down time. C'est la vie.

On Friday I did get in a very big treat for myself------ I had about an hour and went to one of the great yarn stops considered a LYS here in St. Louis.

Do you recognize the RED plastic bag? Does it's redness give you any clues???

MMMMMMM.................... what is that lovely yarn beginning to peek from the shiny red bag????

AHA! It is an incredibly yummy must have yarn from The Loopy Ewe! I was so pleased to have FINALLY made the trip to Sock Mecca, to Meet Sheri in person since our interview during Knitting Contrisstmas. The Loopy Ewe is in a small office type building and is absolutely darling as can be and full of wonderful yarn, each one more tempting than the last. The Loopy Elves were busy packing a LOT of boxes heading out around the world for all of its big fans. Sheri showed me several yarns that were not available for purchase that day, they were being held for this weeks Sneak Up. I fondled and petted them to be sure, but I was a very good little shopper and did not take them for purchase.

This absolutely delicious yarn was my choice. The colors were exactly what I had gone in search of the pink to red, green family with a bark tone and vanilla in between. Perfection!

ToastyBoo----- in Watermelon Pickle. A yummeroo blend of 60% merino, 30% bamboo, and 10% nylon. The gauge is 6-8 stitches per inch on US 1-3's. It is from Numma Numma hand-dyed yarns.

The funny thing is that after wandering the rows of to die for yarns, this it the ONE skein I had in my hand, the one that far and away I wanted, must have! And what do I hear? That it was a brand new yarn, meant for sneak up this week and not in inventory yet! ACK!!!! Because it was not marked as not available, Sheri let me have it! YAY!

My suggestion is to watch for Sneak Up at The Loopy Ewe this week and jump on Toasty Boo! I can tell you that all of the colorways were delish and would make a fine addition to your stash!

My partner's Mom is out of the hospital and doing very well. Now of course is the checking in on her and bringing goodies. Another very positive note is that the LAST bridal show for the season was yesterday, can you say yipeeeeee????? We made some great changes to the booth for the last outing and will keep them in the mix for the next round of shows later this year. I've about talked until my face wanted to fall off, thankfully today is unpacking the show and trying to catch up on paperwork.

I'm getting REALLY cranky that my Bernina is still in the shop, we're approaching the 2 week mark. I know that come March 1 my Moda Fat Quarter Club will ship from the Fat Quarter Shop---- the pressure is on!

Let the week begin!


Sunset Knitter said...

Beautiful yarn! It's tempting me to get off my yarn diet :-)

PamKittyMorning said...

Beautiful yarn. Yarn always makes me want to be a better knitter.