Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Knitting Knowledge and Yarny Goodness

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting and do it all the time. While finishing a piece is the plan, you still love the process, and can't imagine a day going by without giving some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation involves leaving ample space for the stash and supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn ends and you begin.
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Guru, hmm? If that's the definition of a middle-range knitter who knows a little bit about a lot of things, I guess that's me. I know about more things knitting than I have yet done, I'm stubborn enough to try to do a lot of things on my own, and I suffer from KADD (Knitting Attention Deficit Disorder), so I often spend much more time posting about knitting than I do sitting down and producing knitted items. My non-blogging knitter friend Calamintha says I'm knowledgeable and talented, which always makes me blush; she's one of my Knitting Goddesses, my source of learning for all things lacy done with tiny threads. I have learned a huge amount about knitting in the last three years from Calamintha and the other Knitting Goddesses at the Knitting Forum and the Elann Chat Center, though the Knitting Forum is somewhat more technical in nature.

Like a lot of LYSs, my LYS Unwind had its No-F
ootball Super Bowl Party Sunday. Having forgotten to bring a camera, I am sorry to say that I have no pictures of the fun. The 50 or so of us who showed up before the doors were opened at 11am were rewarded with an extra 10% discount - Wa Hoo!! Yarns of all sorts in the 'Back Room', from Plymouth Encore to Karabella's Gossamer and in-between, were at half price. All the rest of the yarns in the shop were 30% off, except for the early arrivals, who got them for 40% off.

Knitblogger friends Sknitty and Knitdevil were there, too, as we'd planned, and Knitdevil was so organized she brought a detailed shopping list! Both of them scored some of the 'Back Room' yarns and were still shopping when I left. They have posted about the sale, and have some great details of the fun.

Most of the people in line ahead of me just stayed in line to be among the first to get to the 'Back Room', and the rest of us spread out to grab our personal favorites and items from our shopping lists at the best prices of the year. It was nearly Standing Room Only. I had been thinking that the discount was only 25% on non-sale yarn, and so I had only planned to get a couple of skeins of Cascade's new Baby Alpaca Chunky in a gorgeous blue/green colorway, which normally retails for $14.50 per 109yd skein. Ouch!!. But at 40% off, there were just a few other yarns which hopped into my bag to come live at Chez CBM. I grabbed some of Rowan's Tapestry, enough for a good-sized shawl, a couple of lonely leftover skeins of Cashsoft DK in a pretty teal, and three skeins of Odyssey, enough for a shoulder shawl or mid-sized scarf. The Odyssey is a pale blend of lavenders and greens, and the swatch was the selling point. I don't know what I'm going to do with the Baby Alpaca Chunky, it may exist only to be a FPY, a Frequently Petted Yarn.

I got home in time to have a leisurely lunch at a newish place in downtown Burbank with my DH, something we don't seem to manage to do often enough. Then I had the fun of watching The Game with my DH and working on my Ribby Cardi. And petted the Baby Alpaca Chunky, of course, lol!


Madge said...

Hey, knitting guru, great yarn! Sunday was a blast.

jillian said...

So glad I got to see you on Sunday! You were really on a blue streak (hee hee)!!

Kim said...

What a great sale!

Calamintha said...

Besides being knowledgeable and talented you also have an exquisite sense of color and design! You definitely qualify as a Knitting Guru!