Reconnaissance Missions

I had a math test on Friday, and I got out of class early. Since I had an hour and a half until my next class, I decided to hit the town. First, I went to The Yarn Company to see if they had Rowan Scottish Tweed, which is what the pattern or Mom’s sweater calls for. They had it, and it was $17 a skein. Which, considering that the pattern calls for 10 skeins, is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range. Way out of it. So I felt other yarns to see what had the same consistency. Cascade Pastaza and Cascade Ecological wool felt about the same thickness, but they were a little expensive as well.

After that I went to the library. It was raining pretty hard when I got there, but by the time I finished my lunch, it wasn’t too bad. I placed a hold on Weekend Knitting, since its really overdue. I think I tried to place a hold on Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it from the book page; I only know how to place a hold from the search page.

Saturday we cleaned out the basement. It messed with my sinuses. I also started Tulip Toeson Friday. They’re for the next girl baby that there’s a shower at church. I figured that if I knit baby things when I want to, I’ll have a little stockpile to use when babies are actually born, instead of waiting until the last minute.

Today it was kinda chilly, so I wore that brown wool jacket that I thought about ripping out. It’s fairly warm, so I think I’ll just wear it as is. I also got some more use out of my Quant headband. I’ll have to say, the Quad at Tech is pretty. Green grass, red tulips, and little walkways are so much more aesthetically pleasing than the red brick buildings and gray asphalt that I see around Bruner, Foster, the library, and the parking lot.

After my Chemistry class, I got my registration code and time from my adviser, and I signed up for a time to meet with my English professor about my paper. Then I decided to do another reconnaissance mission at Hobby Lobby. Bad idea if you’re trying to not spend money. I ended up purchasing 2 skeins of Lion Wool. They’re pumpkin orange, so I’m not sure what I’ll use them for. But they were $2 each, so I guess I’ll figure that out later. I might knit Pumpkins with it. I also got a skein of black Red Heart Heart and Sole. I guess I’ll knit Mom’s socks out of it, but I’ll need to get another skein sometime. I guess I’ll just switch skeins every couple of rows so that the different dye lots won’t be noticeable. I also managed to obtain some knowledge whilst at Hobby Lobby. First off, I will be using the Nature’s Brown Fisherman’s wool for my pea coat. Second off. when did Yarn Bee become a connoisseur of wool? I thought that they just made novelty yarn. There were at least 4 different kinds of Yarn Bee yarn and each contained some wool. I wanna try them all! One was sport weight, and I might use it to knit my Pioneer top instead of the Knitpicks yarn. They also had sock yarn, which I must try, because I must try all affordable sock yarn.

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2 thoughts on “Reconnaissance Missions

  1. Personally, I think that every company should invest in wool. For pete’s sake, it’s like the grass. It’s neccesary! Man, I love wool. that’s a good idea about the baby items. Maybe I should do that, since my mom’s side has at least 1 growing family, and 2 expecting to become families, not to mention the ginormous family that has 9 kids and counting! good idea!
    sorry the yarn was so expensive. I’m told the yarn on Ravelry is cheaper. too bad I’m so paranoid about shopping on the net. Wonder if I could get rid of that?

  2. Don’t stress over the yarn for something you make for your mama. She iis probably a very understanding, kind, sweet, and precious soul that would appreciate anything you do. (will I need to repent on Sunday for this remark? :). I like your idea about making items and putting them aside for gifts. Have you considered making a blanket/afghan out of soft yarn? I wonder how that self-striping (sp?) yarn would do for a baby blanket? I am glad you have your advisement over with. I hope you can get all the classes you want, at the times and days your want them. The next time we make a shopping trip, we might want to go east instead of west. We can look for yarn stores on the internet.

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