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Yarn Splurge

September 16, 2012

Yesterday afternoon & evening was the Rhapsody in the Vineyard event for Downtown Corvallis. Thirty vineyards paired with local downtown businesses to spread the joy of local grapes and retail goodies. We joined up with a new WET LABS employee and her fiancee for the event. Fun!

I ditched the group briefly to sneak into Stash, our newest yarn shop, for a fiber fix. Managed to get away with only a lovely plum Leicester Blue wool and  cotton yarn created from recycled denim jeans. No ideas yet on what to create, but it should be fun.

As a newbie to knitting I feel proud to finish off simple projects like scarves. Below are the images of three basic scarves created using Noro yarn purchased from Soft Horizons in Eugene.

So lovely to work on size 11 needles.  The yarn is used up & I’m missing not working with it.

Next project to finish is a mobius scarf using a silk blend. It’s like using thread and I’ve discovered I can’t unravel it. Challenging! There are a few hat projects starting to form. Gotta keep my fingers moving while waiting for things to happen.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. susan pachuta permalink
    September 19, 2012 7:01 am

    gail…..there is no cure for this affliction! happy knitting! xoxoxo s.

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 19, 2012 7:24 am

      I think I should count my blessings that it didn’t strike at an earlier age or my house would be more chaotic than it already is! Plus it’s always nice to be an utter newbie at something. Challenges are good!
      Hope to see you this weekend!!!

  2. susan pachuta permalink
    September 19, 2012 7:03 am

    apologies….i always think of you as “gail” instead of “gale”…..must be my earth science background! you are a force of nature, but in a good way! (^8

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 19, 2012 7:26 am

      Growing up, I always hated the spelling of my name. Now I embrace the wild wind!
      Plus it suits me more. 😉

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