Friday, April 13, 2007

Bag 'O Yarn

Yesterday I purchased a whole whack of yarn for two new projects--neither one started mind you. My daughter picked Nashua Cilantro for her bathrobe(she had help choosing the brand) in aqua with fuchsia for the trim. As a purist, I feel a little guilty buying a blended fibre (cotton, polyester), but it makes it very washable. I may change my mind before it is knitted we'll see.

For my slouchy cardigan from Greetings from the Knit Cafe, I chose Berroco Ultra Alpaca in denim.

The consensus among my blog friends is that a tea cozy is, in fact, not lame! So I am searching for a pattern. The Knit 2 Together pattern is an option. But I found this one while searching which made me laugh. The illustration is something else. The contenders are this one from and this one will catch Kristin's attention, the pentafold tea cozy, A lace cozy and a cabled cozy. It would seem there are no shortage of patterns available on the web.

O.k. so this one is for Sabrina over at So Much Fun, which by the way is also a really cool store for clothes and accessories. My something new that you don't know about me is that I am a foofer. I like to fix tags sticking out of peoples shirts, I flick fluff from their shoulders--I can't help it. So when I worked as a hostess at a restaurant in university I sat a very nice couple at a table one night. Immediately after seating them I saw it--a long hair coming out of the gentleman's collar. Without thinking I move to foof it away. I am not sure how long it took me to realize, but it seemed like forever, that the hair was ATTACHED!!! It must have been three inches long! But I was so mortified I didn't let go right away. His wife kindly said "He's hairy, I call him my hairy man". Hairy is right! you could have braided his chest hair. I finally released the hair and apologized profusely and secretly hoped I would never have to see them again. So embarrassing.

And with that, good night!


Knot Another Hat said...

Oh wow - that is a whopper of a story. I hear you, though, tags sticking up drive me crazy and I compulsively have to tuck them back in. I love your haircut, by the way!

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, that is halairious!! Glad your going with the robe! Can't wait to see the progress!

So Much Fun said...

Foofers are the best, where would the rest of us be without our favorite foofers.
I think that girl needed to get someone/thing to groom her "hairyman" (*gasping in grossness*), because he clearly did not care!
In terms of cozies, I really like either the mobius one or the cabled one.
p.s. i cant believe i found a fellow horsey girl via knitting blogs!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Too funny!

You should not feel bad at all about the Cilantro--it's such great yarn. I made a super cute top out of it last summer and it doesn't feel polyester-y at all!

So Much Fun said...

Oh Sarah, my appologies, Kaet is a horsey girl, not you (that I know of). ops!