Sunday, October 12, 2008


Ok, I admit, my obsession with knitting tapered this summer. After trying ONCE AGAIN, to knit socks, I became disheartened and disinterested. So, this weekend, I had some free time to myself and Ragged and I decided to head south to a nearby town to check out a few yarn shops. I thought sure, I'll go, look and feel but I really don't think I'll feel the urge to want to knit much less purchase. I didn't feel like investing yet more $$$ for the ever growing yarn stash that keeps growing because I never start or finish a project. Well, I should have known better. Yarn is so addicting. You walk into a place and are greeted with friendly people who are eager to help you with anything you desire. The walls and crates of yarn filling the store just beg to be touched. Once you touch, you start thinking, ok... maybe I could do this one project. It won't hurt to try. It can be ripped out if it doesn't work out and the yarn used for some other project. Well then the possibilities just overwhelm you and before you know it, your addicted. Yes, addicted. Addicted to the possibilities of enhancing your wardrobe with something stylish. Addicted to final accomplishment. Well, here's what had me at first feel.

I went with a pattern in my purse, the February Lady Sweater. With the craze of swing jackets and sweaters, I thought this would be a great addition to my work wardrobe (provided I could finish it before the cold season ends and the fashion changes.) Ragged and I stopped at a quaint shop called Enchanted Yarn & Fiber located in Russellville, KY. The owners were very nice and the shop is actually getting an addition it was a very nice place. I bought some Peace Fleece, Sheplova Mushroom, DK to knit my sweater project. Bought some buttons for some neckwarmers I plan to knit too and a book that had a pattern in it that I've been looking for and yes, plan to knit. All sorts of treasure were purchased. We then moved on to another shop in Bowling Green, Kentucky called Crafty Hands. I bought yet more yarn (Alpaca with a Twist, Temptation) to knit some fingerless mits. I can't wait. I can't wait to finish all these projects! Yes, I've started on the Frebruary Lady Sweater pattern and, yes, I'm as addicted as ever!

Purchases made after a fun day shopping with Ragged.

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