Friday, July 21, 2006

Yarn Crawl

While the cats away, the mice will play! Actually, my DH is away on a business trip in Dallas and I took a few days off of work to relax. Yesterday I did a little yarn crawl around the KC area. First I headed down to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and enjoyed a nice stroll through the museum.

Then it was up to Urban Arts & Crafts in the River Market district where I enjoyed perusing through their stock of crafting supplies. Stamping, scrapbooking, beading, knitting, I've done them all. I picked up a ball of Rimini Rainbow and Harvest Tweed. They had a lot of great samples and I think I will make a hat from the Rainbow and a had from the Tweed. I also picked up a great pattern for a Chain Link Cabled Scarf that I will try later on down the road.

My next stop was at The Studio off of the Country Club Plaza. I had to drive by a couple of times before I found the place, but it was well worth it. It is the only yarn store that I've been to in the area that carries the elusive Koigu! I managed to not buy any at this time, I want to get better at sock knitting before I spend so much on the yarn. I did pick up some Opal sock yarn and a skein of mohair that I hope to pair with my Malabrigo purchased in St. Louis to make a scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Last but not least I met up with my friend Susan for dinner. We used to work together and don't get to see each other that often. We try to have dinner every few months and we just sit and talk for hours. After I got home, my DH called me before bed. I realized how much I miss him (this is his first business trip.) It was the perfect end to a great day.

Today we are being blessed with some much needed rain and cooler temps. It's been in the hundreds all week! I had planned to take a friend and head out to the Yarn Barn in Lawrence but we've decided to stay in town and see The Devil Wears Prada, have some lunch, and go shopping.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Dejhia said...

Wow. Sounds like a wonderful day. A day of going to see yarn is always a lot of fun. Espically if you can take a friend with you. Thanks for the info on the Urban Arts and Craft store. I hadn't made it there yet (being new to the area). I will have to add it to my "must visit" list. You got some great yarn. Makeing me what to go yarn shopping. Oh, and BTW- Yarn Barn also sells Koigu, but not as much as the Studio does. (they keep it over with the sock yarn. One shelf of it. )

One Skein Secret Pal said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day. It's always good to keep yourself busy when you're alone!

Just wanted to let you know I dispatched something for you today, so it should arrive next week sometime. Hope you love it!