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January 28, 2007

new yarn and other saturday things
posted by soe 12:50 am

My local yarn shop had a sale this weekend and I took advantage of the nice weather to walk down to Georgetown.

I came away with some lovely things:

  • Mission Falls Superwash Wool in a lovely teal to make the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch and Bitch and one skein in purple for some charity knitting squares;
  • Karabella Marble (an alpaca-merino blend) — two skeins in blues and greys for a hat or something else for Rudi and two in teals for a hat for me; and
  • those fancy safety-pin style stitch markers, which already came in handy tonight when Rudi broke his handknit socks. (Btw, if anyone has any suggestions for fixing the top of a top-down sock, we’d be grateful for the tips.)

My walk along the Georgetown canal was nice. Except it made me terribly hungry, so I stopped by Snap for a chocolate chip crepe and a rose-flavored lassi. The lassi was a little weird, but Snap is more known for its bubble tea than its lassis. And while I can justify $4 for a lassi, I refuse to pay $4 for a cup of hot tea. It’s tea, people! I know how much a bag of tea sells for! But the crepe was excellent, so I would definitely go back, but just to eat.

The rest of the evening was spent cleaning and watching Witness for the Prosecution, WETA‘s classic movie of the week. I really enjoy seeing classic movies, and WETA makes it remarkably easy to catch up on those I haven’t seen as well as favorites.

Tomorrow, I’m having a couple of friends over for lunch. Rudi’s clearing out and we girls are just going to hang out for the afternoon. Should be great!

Category: knitting. There is/are 4 Comments.

ooh, those crepes sound yummy! next time I’m in DC…

As for the sock, can you tink back a few rows and add in some yarn and reknit up?

Comment by carole 01.28.07 @ 2:24 am

Ohh, yum! To both the yearn and the crepe 🙂 And the lassi too, as I like lassis in principle but have never had a rose one!

Comment by Jenn 01.28.07 @ 11:03 am

Carole’s right, I’ve done that on “store-bought” socks too. Just be sure to bind off loosely.

Comment by emily 01.28.07 @ 1:30 pm

I Love Mission Falls Superwash yarn, soooo nice feeling and easy to care for.

Comment by paula 01.30.07 @ 11:30 pm