It was love at first sight.


Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Last night, I was gifted a skein of heaven.  It was truly the most amazing yarn gift that I’ve ever received and it was indeed love at first sight.  This was the sort of gift that the giver thinks is no big deal, but the recipient (lucky meeee!) feels like they’re going to burst with joy upon receiving. My dear fiber friend, Hannah, spun and dyed the most wondrous hank of neon stripy Wensleydale wool and I’m fortunate enough to be wearing it on my head today, despite the fact that I’m having a rare but super excellent hair day and it’s definitely on the toasty side in the shop!  My yarn shop cronies (or should I say Corwinnifer?  Yes, I should say Corwinnifer. ) can attest that I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect neon yarn.  Not tacky neon, classy neon… I promise it exists.  And tahhhh-dah, Hannah made it happen.  I really should have taken a picture of the yarn before I dove into it but I was obviously too excited to have such a profound idea at the time.  She even included this darling yarn label…

hannah label

With the company of some awesome roller derby pals and the better half of Corwinnifer, I finished the hat in one go!  There’s nothing finer than the feeling of stiff achy joints in your fingers to tell that you’ve been knitting too furiously.  For a lass with chronic cast-on-itis like myself, this yarn required that I interrupt all other projects, so the acrylic pom-pom nightmare booty shorts will have to wait until the weekend (I swear that they at least partially exist).

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hat!

Do you enjoy the creepiness of the above photo?  Sadly, I’m a scatterbrained gal with a gift for bustin’ up electronics who recently smashed her iphone screen and can’t take nice forward facing photos anymore; hence the creepy stare to make sure the camera was actually pointed at my hat.  This hat makes me so happy that it cancels out my bad luck.  Have a wonderful Thursday, it’s such a lovely day here in rockin’ Rockland.

xoxo,

Allison

 

 

Fabulous or Gawd Awful?


Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Thursday! I’m normally kind of a snarky grump about all holidays, they just aren’t my thing.  However, today has been such a lovely day.  The first great thing that happened was someone mistaking Jen and Corwin for a married couple who owned the yarn shop.  For those of you who know Jennnifer and Corwin, this is very amusing.

This is how I imagine their wedding album beginning.  Feel free to speculate whether or not those are tears of joy on Jen’s part.  Corwin would probably like to think so.  I think I will dub them, Corwinnifer!  Please call them this, if you see them together in town.  They may think it’s gawd awful, but it’s really fabulous fun.  There’s your bit of Valentine’s Day romance… Enjoy.

corwinnifer

How could anyone be glum on such beautiful day?  It feels like spring.  Mim, Kristin, and I just returned from a yarn adventure in Long Beach, CA and we are all so glad to be back.  Leaving Maine, even for a week, always makes me appreciate it so much.   We missed the shop, Corwinnifer, and our amazing customers. It’s so lovely to be part of the Rockland Downtown Community.

Our view from the yarn shop window yesterday.  Fabulous.

horse

A cake delivery from Karen and Michelle!  Fabulous.

cake

A flower delivery from my sister, Trixie, who is way more thoughtful than I could ever dream of being and the epitome of awesomeness.  Fabulous.

flowers

Now that I’ve been properly sappy for the occasion, we can move on to yarn.  Check this out…

Meet Pompe yarn!  It’s one of those yarns that upon opening the box we are all wondering who thought it would be a good idea to order this.  I’d like to blame this one on Kristin.  She’s known for being the resident hippy at Over the Rainbow and this looks like her normal earth tone wool blend.  We like to play a little quiz game around here called “Fabulous or GAWDDD AWFUL?”  It’s pretty self-explanatory.  After further inspection, I’ve decided that this yarn is fabuloussss because I’ve found the perfect use for it.  Roller Derby booty shorts!  Who you wouldn’t want giant randomly placed pom-poms billowing about their hips as they skate?  The shorts are cast on and they are glorious. Hopefully, next week I will be doing the grand reveal.  Check out the Rock Coast Rollers and someday you may see my acrylic wonder shorts in action.

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xoxo,

Allison