Thursday, May 25, 2006

It ain't cheap.

The Atlanta area just found out what all knitters already knew. Yarn ain't cheap.

It's been discovered that two ladies were stealing from a store in Woodstock. One of them stole $13,000 worth of yarn over a period of time. Talk about SABLE!!

You can read the article and watch the news report here:

I'd like to say I was smart enough to tell you what yarn store it was, but I'm not. I didn't know that there was a yarn store in Woodstock. I had a hard time finding yarn stores when I lived back home, and now that I am up here in the "Great White North", I hear about yarn stores all over the place down there.

As a side note, is it wrong I was comforted by watching the news reporters I've grown up with? It felt good. I might have to do it again. I still listen to my old radio stations online from time to time. It's nice, even if it makes me feel sneaky and dirty for some reason.

I do have some knitting content to report. But not much. I started another log cabin cloth.

And then the pattern I ordered for the Diamond Fantasy Shawl came. So I started it in that mohair yarn I got not too long ago. I just think it's too fuzzy, also, it's a bitch to rip/tink out.

So I started again, this time with the Knitpicks Palette (in "Pool") I ordered. The pattern of the lace looks much better in it, even if it's not as pretty colorwise, and has no fuzziness at all.

Thanks for all the good wishes regarding being sick, I'm much better now!

And to Jeri, it's Wool of the Andes from Knitpicks. I completed the first one and decided I didn't really like the way it fit at all, so I'm not doing the second.


Stacey said...

I like the choice of the blue instead for the lace - clean, crisp, you can really see the pattern without a haze over it....

Sadly, I read (daily) the newspaper from when I lived in NH for all those years. I also luckily get the TV station as well and am often caught watching it to catch up on what's going on up there....funny what gives us comfort!

Coleen said...

I love that blue color... hmmm.. i may need to get me some of that....

Can't wait to see the finished DFS!

Lolly said...

Wow, what a story! Thanks for posting about it!

I love that deep blue. Maybe you should join Project Spectrum for June? :)

tonni said...

What size needle are you using for the palette yarn? I have tons of this yarn and was thinking about using for the same thing as Christmas gifts!