Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Sale Now!
There is a yarn shop that I have been in twice in the last few months called Knit Wits. I went in the first time because I was curious about what was inside. The shop is now in a serious clearence sale. The current owner has decided that being self-employed has run it's course and it's time to move on. There is a new owner but they won't take over until some time the end of May, early June. I heard from the current owner that the shop will be closed for a few weeks while they are remodeling and stocking new yarns.

Since I stayed too long, I ended up helping out the old owner of her burden of too much inventory. I wouldn't want her to have to pack any more of her yarn that what she needs to, so I lent a hand. So I did my part. I have projects in mind for everything.

Since most everything in the shop was 40% off, I bought the last 5 of Whisper varigated lace weight yarn. I want to either do a shawl or 5 lace scarves of some sort. I bought two of these from Lorna's. It's hard to tell from the photo but it has the same colors as my youngest son's camie uniform for the Army. The shop had a knitted hat that I think both my sons would like so hopefully before winter starts here I will have them done. I have only made a few hats so this will help me stretch my wings. These babies are Mandarin Petit and 100% cotton. They will be made into these items... I saw these at Wool Windings and my brain started working on how I could use these for gifts. So I have a project in mind for the Mandarin Petit.

I was in The Knitting Corner last week and Susan told me she has a shipment of brand new Addi Lace circulars. I could hardly wait to buy my first pair since I have been a lot of lace scarves lately. I have been putting them to good use since getting them on this past Tuesday. I have been making another lace scarf from Wallis Knits and those needles are WONDERFUL! I tossed the straights aside and have been clicking away with my 24" #4s. I will have to have more of these!

Susan also ordered me some more Misty Alpaca in and wonderfully dark green. I doubt that any of my chef buddies read my blog so I can post the yarn here. So I will busy the rest of the summer knitting lace. I was even thinking of taking a lace class at The Knitting Corner. How sad is it that I might have to decide whether or not to spend lots at MS&W or take a Beaded Shawlet class. What happened to having my cake and eating it too??

8 comments:

kemtee said...

I did my damage at KnitWits, too. Cleaned her out of a couple of colorways of Baby Ull and Tahki Cotton Classic. I was heartened to hear that the store isn't closing for good -- they've always been a nice place to go to and I'd miss it terribly.

Susan has Lace Turbos? And I missed it? Sure. The week I don't pop my head in…. I'll have to do something about that.

vlb5757 said...

Honestly, I felt guilty about going in to Knit Wits. I am very loyal to Susan. She has bent over backwards to special order me things like the Misty Alpaca and the Fiber Trends Bathing Beauties. That's great customer service as far as I'm concerned. I was in the shop yesterday and she told me she only had one of the lace needles left. She is ordering more. I will have to have some more for sure!

Wool Winder said...

Don't you just love it when yarn is on sale? Looks like you stocked up on some good stufff.

maureen said...

I am being very good... my yarn diet is working out... fairly well...
But...
I was in Fredericksburg last week and I had to buy some souvenir yarn. Gems Opal in a great blue.

vlb5757 said...

Yarn Diet? I have never heard of such a thing!! lol! I don't have much of a stash, but I am sure willing to do my part. So do you have plans for the Gems Opal?

Denise said...

try www.scoutswag.com for the go knit bag for sock knitting on the go.

amanda cathleen said...

sooo many nice yarns! I can't wait to get my hands on a set of addi lace needles, they sound lovely

vlb5757 said...

Thanks Denise! I didn't know about sight. It's always welcome to have new resources.

Amanda, you really will love them. They have been really good for lace knitting and I am looking to buy some more sizes! You can never have too many Addis!