Tuesday, March 20, 2007

With the advent of Spring I am hoping that I will be "springing" forward with my blogging. Two lovely women came into my store this weekend, Raven and I think the other woman's name was Pam, and I promised them that I would become a more productive blogger. So this is for you ladies...

I don't mean to applaud myself for my recent purchases, but I just received the most gorgeous yarns from Alchemy and Sauveterre. My heart went pitter patter when I first laid eyes on the stunning colors of Alchemy and the touch and feel of Sauveterre. I have to tell you that these yarns are pricey and probably one skein costs as much as 2 tickets to the Lowes theatre and a large popcorn and soda. But, it lasts longer, is not fattening, and you can enjoy it a lot longer than a few laughs or sighs during a movie. Alchemy has this bamboo that holds color beautifully. And Sauveterre's Italian cashmere is so self indulgent and smooth. You just have to come by and look and feel.

So, after indulging myself with these yarns, I used a psychological defense known as rationalization to allow myself to feel better about my expensive self indulgence. I came to the conclusion that knitting is not fattening nor dangerous to my physical health. In fact, it is so relaxing and soothing. I think it is better than a hot bath because the worst thing about a hot bath is that you have to get out of the water and be cold for a moment. With knitting, it can go on and on and there is no difficulties with the exit or reentry process. I hear people saying all the time that they are addicted to knitting like there is something wrong with that. I am addicted to breathing. Is there something wrong with that? Enough said.

The other yarn that I received (like it was a present) was the new Twinkle yarns from Classic Elite. The pattern book looks like a hardback Vogue magazine. The models are stunning, the clothes "to die for." but I have to admit that these patterns are not for everyone. Some of the patterns are a little avant-garde but most are very sophisticated and artistically designed. And the yarns are yummy with the luscious mohair costing under $6.50 for like 300 yards. You just have to see and touch it.

I can see that blogging is not so easy because you have to know when to stop. I have this awful habit of leaving extended messages to people on their answer machines as if I were having a conversation with them. No one interrupts or makes any comment at all, at least until the machine cuts me off. I am now wondering if I only have a limited amount of space for each blog and the screen will cut me off. Don't worry, I am not going to find out...at least not this time.

Until we meet again,

1 comment:

Raven said...

Cool product reviews. Could you tell readers about upcoming events?

- Raven