While we were waiting to pay at for our Socks That Rock, we saw the Yarn Harlot. I sent Necia to ask her if the guy that makes the sock suitcases was there this year. Stephanie told Necia to let me down easily cuz no he sure as hell wasn’t there! I was super disappointed.After paying for my yarn, we were wandering around and I found this other booth with wooden needle cases, Golding. Tom Golding said he could definitely cut a slit into one of his needle holders. No problem. And that he would ship it to me. Sure enough, last week I got my case. Ain’t it a beaut??? Don’t hate now! LOL Disregard the crappy ass picture! (On a side note: I did find another couple that makes these but they don’t have a website. You have to email them to order. I paid $37.50 for Golding’s and I’m paying $25 plus shipping for the other one I ordered. If you want info on them, email me.)
While at Golding, Jeanine saw these GORGEOUS baskets laying on the floor. So she picked one up to admire it and this lady says, “You can get them from this African man in the next building.” Basically, she told Jeanine, “Get yo hands off my basket, weirdo and get your own!!!” LMAO Jeanine was all flustered and was like SOOOO SORRY and off we went to find our own baskets. We cut a deal with the lovely man and four of us got baskets. Ain’t it fly?
From then on it was a free for all. We divided up spinners (Tawanna and Necia) and mostly knitters (Iraida, Jeanine and I). We had a freakin blast. Iraida and Jeanine are hilarious ya’ll!!! We took pix of sheep, and sheep poop, and sheep balls. LOL While snapping pix I started knitting on my socks. Jeanine pulled out her Hourglass sweater to measure it, and Iraida says, “Are people still knitting that???” I practically choked and coughed up a lung laughing so hard because Jeanine’s expression was like YES PEOPLE ARE STILL KNITTING THAT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA Those two! LOL
I bought the kids some apple cider which we’d never had before. That was good, too.
Ya’ll already know how much yarn I purchased. LOL If you don’t go check out my updated Current Stash. HA!
When we all reconvened later that afternoon, we had backpacks, bags and baskets full of goodies. We went back to the car to take pix and then to dinner at a pizza shop where the waitress SUCKED. I dunno WHAT she was smoking but we had to tell her like four times to bring the fucking bread that went with Necia’s plate!! DUDE! LOL We were TY-YUD from all that shopping. But we still knit!!
About 8 something we’re going back towards the highway to NY and we pass this BRIGHTLY lit store in the middle of nowhere and I was like, “Is that….YARN in the window??? OH SHIT!! Morehouse Merino Farm and they’re OPEN!!!” SCREEEEECH go the tires on the van as I pulled the only Brooklyn U-Turn and pulled into a “parking spot” and inside we went!!! Amy Singer, Debbie Stoller, Melanie Falick, and several others were there having the mother of all book-signings. I bought some Merino laceweight, the IK Holiday Gift Issue and this cute scarf pattern for the girls. We had some hot cider, walked around and talked for a bit. Oh, and I showed Melanie my in-process Perfect Pie Shawl and she said it looked like a good yarn choice. 😀
Then we finally left. Finally headed back to The City. When I finally got home, I was soooo tired but still so high on adrenaline that I couldn’t fall asleep!!! When my body finally tired itself out, I dreamt wonderful yarny dreams. 😀