Friday, March 10, 2006

Jetlag and knitting progress

We arrived in Denver late on Wednesday afternoon in a big snow storm. Not really the best of weather, but we arrived safely to our hotel. I managed to take my knitting needles onto the British Airways flight and started on my Booga Bag in Noro Kureyon shade 92 which I had purchased from Yarnsmith a few months back. I've been really looking forward to this project as it's going to be my first felted project. I managed to finish a whole ball of yarn during the flight and realised that I should have packed another ball. Anyway, here's a progress shot..

I've actually made more progress than the picture because I woke up at 3.30am and couldn't get back to sleep again. After an hour of tossing and turning, I got up and decided to carry on knitting. I never liked jetlag but I don't mind it now, if I can get a few hours of knitting!

I love visiting new places and discovering what's on offer. Like most Brits who visit America, we were quite focused on shopping. I was a bit worried about dragging hubby along to yarn stores because I know he'll complain about the amount of yarn I'll buy and the cost of it. He's already complained about the stash! That's the stash that he knows about, little does he know there are other secret stashes around the house. So secret in fact, that I've don't remember what I've done with a big bag of yarn. Well that's another story.

Anyway, I needn't have worried. I was a very good wife and spent 2 hours in a ski shop while he tried on thousands of pairs of ski boots and spent a small fortune on boots and skis. I thought I'd better take the opportunity to drag him around a few yarn stores, he can't complain. I found Ewenique Yarns and Coppelia's Needlepoint, both in central Denver. Both were run by very friendly and helpful ladies. Here is what I came away with. 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in a lovely chocolatey brown, 2 skeins of Koigu in bluey shades, 2 skeins of Jaggerspun laceweight silk and wool in pale pink (gorgeous) and 5 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (wish I bought more!)The books and magazine which I will show more of soon! There are some gorgeous patterns!! On to more stores tomorrow..


Mimi said...

You had a good progress on your bag!
It's just so wonderful to shop for yarns while abroad. I always feel that i should had bought more yarns on trips!
Oh, there is Vogue for kids, i guess it's a new line.

Ling said...

The Vogue is an old one (2001), a special issue. V cute patterns still.

ra said...

hee hee, very good psychology letting him do his shopping spree first. Looks like a good haul you have there. Glad you enjoyed your trip, and thanks for your comment. I got over last weekend's loss quite quickly, didn't want to have to go to Twikenham for the final anyway!!!!