Maggie and I arrived home last night about 8 pm. And i don't think i have ever been as happy to be in Westville as i was last night. LOL. I cam home to a mostly clean house, there is a small issue with in me about the mountian of dishes in the sink, and a package from my Secret Pal, from SP 10. And let me squee, squee, and double squee... she sent me some of the softest yummiest alpaca yarn i have ever seen. And I haven't even see it in good light yet... LOL! I also came home to a bran new digi cam that is suppose to work with Vista, so i may be back to spamming you guys all with pictures again.
Ok so while in Reno i hit 3 yarn stores.... Jimmy Beans Wool, and independent Ben Franklin, and Deluxe Yarns. And i hate to say it but Jimmmy Beans sucks! When you walk in it seems all cute and homey.... It is not. The people there were pretty unfriendly and rather unknowing about what was going on in their own store. I asked about a demo piece that was laying on the counter, and a piece that was hung on the wall. No one could tell me what techniques were used or patterns they were. and they were kind of happy to be clueless about it. It honestly seemed to me that they cared alot more about their online pressence then there live in person one. As far as stock went, it was a Lorna's Laces store. Don't get me wrong i do enjoy LL. but that is not the only company i want to see filling 80% of someones stock. Ofcourse i did buy something i got 2 skeins of Ladybug sock yarn. It is currently making itself into a chevron scarf. Loved the colors and i need to see if Sheeps carries it. I more then likely will not be shopping at JB's again, even if i am in reno.
Ben Franklin... I was plesantly shocked. When mom suggested it i was like what? you can't be serious... they probably only care red heart and lion brand (which both have their uses i just have too much of them right now). I was wrong! i saw some of the most beautiful stuff there. And all though they didn't have any one to help me in the yarn section, i didn't have any questions so it all worked out. I did fall in love with a couple of noro colorways, but they only had one skein a piece... so i am officaly on a noro hunt now. And ofcourse I picked up some sock yarn. Nothing too special just some of that italian cotten socknietta (i fink) stuff. I also picked up 2 size 2 circs and taught myself how to knit socks on 2 circs that night. So it was a good and productive trip there.
Deluxe yarns, Reno Nevada..... i love them! You have to enter this little, house off of the alley, in a not so great part of town. But it is worth it 100 %. The 4 rooms that they have there are packed from top to bottom in yarn goodness! Colorways i have never seen, handpaints i have never heard of. And they did not even stare at me when i rubbed it not only on my face, but maggies and my dads. Ok so dad looked at me wierd but oh well! And to top it off they were having a sale! Sales are good. So what did i get? Sock yarn! Sock yarn does not count towards stash! So i now have some pink tofuties, a green white and blue verigated that i don't remember the name of, and i got a couple of self striping cascade sock yarn for my SP. The owner and here friend were there and were sooo nice that i want to go back already. Both of them were very open about what they were working on, and how long they had been knitting and why the do such things, ect ect ect. It really felt like a yarn home! That also might be bc there was still a kitchen with a stove and a fridge right in the middle of everything. I loved it!
While i was out there i didnt' get much done on my WIP's. But my wish list of things i want to knit got much much longer. And my stash got bigger, and there is a potential of it getting even huger! My mom has a ton of mountian colors weavers, which seems to be a worsted weight, to give to me... but i couldn't fit it in my bags comeing home. I am thining i may have her ship it to me and do a Lady E out of it. I think Lady E is a worsted weight.
Well my knitter friends that was my trip in the yarn sense. Right now i am up really early, my body thinks it is around 4.30 so i think i am gonna have some coffee and enjoy the quite. oh yeah and take a nap when maggie lays down this morning.