Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Pay attention on the road

You could be forgiven for taking the title of this post to mean something entirely different ... and while I think traffic safety is an excellent thing, it's not exactly where I'm heading. I was on the road often travelled ... the one home from the quilt store, and I glanced just a little down a side street. And I saw something I'd never seen before ... about two shops down ... a hidden (in plain view) treasure! The Yarn Barn!!

Three further streets went by before I navigated my way over to the other side of the road to cross over, and I zig-zagged my way through the back streets to find the street the shop was on ... and went on in. Well now, it was a yarn shoppers paradise, and I found a couple of treasures to take home. In one of the vintage sock pattern books I found on ebay, it calls for Patonyle yarn. I haven't seen it before in any of the shops I haunt, but here I found it in a rainbow of colours, so I selected the brightest one I saw to come home with me. Also a knitted accessories book, perfect for me. I don't think I'm ever going to commit to knit a sweater, and heaven knows we rarely need them here, but accessories, those I can do. Only twenty dollars down in the store, and a mental note to check back again.

And yesterday, I headed on over to my favourite book store - Angus and Robertson - they had managed to find the two Yarn Harlot books I ordered, and so I picked them up. One had come from overseas especially for me! They do go that extra yard. I have read snippets of each of them. I do love her sense of humour ... Apparently there is a new one coming out soon ... I have a lot of reading in my future!

While at the quilt store today I picked up two more spools of the silk thread I love so. The light gold colour to finish quilting on my Valentine project, and a dark red - I thought it may be fun to do some decorative stitching on the hearts. We'll see how I go with that - I haven't really thought it through that well - it was an impulse buy.

Hopefully tonight I can finish the quilting ... you'll know for sure tomorrow!

10 comments:

ruth said...

I'm so glad you found a yarn store. It sounds fabulous! The sock yarn looks great. Enjoy reading your books, when I bought 'Knitting Rules' I had to ship it from the States too, well worth it though.

joyce said...

How nice to find a new store selling just what you want. I love your valentine project. The scalloped edges add a nice touch.

Kathie said...

Nothing like a successful shopping trip to feed the soul. Love the heart quilt--it's looking great.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

A new paradise! Fun!

Carol said...

What a fun day!

Finn said...

Hi Tazzie, just popping in to say hello and see what you are up to! Great find, that shop on the side street...like a reward for paying attention..*VBS*
I love the beginnings of you scrap project Road to California. I look forward to seeing your progress. Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Isn't it fun to find little treasures like that unexpectedly! What fun!

Samantha said...

Enjoy the new to you yarn store and all your goodies!!

ForestJane said...

And did you manage to leave the quilt store with ONLY two spools of thread or did you break your Feb. fabric diet?

What side of the road do you guys drive on, anyway?

Mary said...

I was just thinking I hadn't done any knitting since I got my quilt studio back up and running. I like the hat and scarf on the cover of the book. I've made a few sets but haven't really loved any of them.

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