Posted on April 19, 2004 at 11:19 am
Yesterday I had a real treat. Kimberly kidnapped me for the afternoon and took me to A Good Yarn for little splurge where I met Johanna in person (yeah!) I fell in love with the shop, having NEVER been there before. It is a real candy store of a yarn shop, and I managed to do a little stash enhancement; but no impulse yarn, only material for planned projects. I was pretty well-behaved. Johanna was swatching the new Elsebeth Lavold yarn, Cotton Patine, and just swooning over how nicely it works up. I resisted–for now–try as Johanna might to get me to take some home. I accused her of being a yarn pusher. All in good humour.
And as if that weren’t a treat enough, Kim then took me to the Knitsmiths group. There were several freshly finished Everyday Cardigans on display, including Dava‘s sprinkled with fun little buttons (an idea I am definitely going to steal), while Colleen was sporting a very chic and becoming Side to Side Ribbon Pullover from the latest Interweave Knits. They seem a little quiet, but Kim assures me that they are usually a raucous bunch. It is a bookstore, after all: people are reading Barthes, for Heaven’s sake.
It seems that good company and beautiful work are the standard in Brookline. Thanks ladies for welcoming lil’ old pushy me.
I finished the dinosaur after much grafting and engineering of the hood shaping. Will wore it to bed last night. What more could a knitter ask?
Here he is first thing this morning:
I am pleased. I bought more OleOle in purple at A Good Yarn to revise and simplify as a gift for my college roomate’s little boy, Ben. I have to get those decreases tidier this time around too. I also have an idea for a dino sweater in the same yarn. A stegosaurus this time.