Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Movin' on up...

Drum roll, please...

Today, I visited a real yarn store. It is called Tangled Yarns, and it is in the lovely historic downtown area of Bethlehem. When I walked in the door, I gasped with pleasure. There was so much yarn, and it was so beautiful, and there were projects hanging all over the place! It was a sight to behold.

I bought some yarn to make my first hat. Before I start the hat, I am going to use some cheap old yarn to practice reducing because I will have to do some reducing to make it into a hat. I may even do a mini practice hat out of some of my cheap stuff because I don't want to mess up my new yarn. Anyway, the hat will be made out of Mission Falls 1824 wool, and I got it in a rusty red color. I also picked up four skeins of Kureyon wool in a funky variated color pattern. I don't know what I will do with that, but I couldn't leave it in the store. It was too cool. The woman who was working did give me a pattern for a honeycomb scarf and suggested the Kureyon for that...but it involves things like purling over and purling two together, and I need to teach myself how to do that first. Anyway, it was a successful trip.

Anyway, I am realizing that I confessed my indiscretions and then vanished for a few days. I have started my next clinical rotation (mental health), so I was at the hospital for eight hours both Saturday and Sunday. And it's about a half hour trip each way, so that pretty much shot my weekend. However, it was AWESOME! I didn't expect to enjoy this rotation, and I found that I really am. I don't know if I will decide to specialize in it some day, but it will be helpful no matter what I do. So the lesson there is not to pre-judge an experience...it probably won't end up being what you thought it would be.

2 comments:

Kat said...

I'm going to my first real live knitting store today too! Congratulations on your venture and fun wooly purchases!

Oh, and um yeah...I started a knitting blog. I'm a dork. :)

-Kat

patrice said...

I've been to that store!!! my mom used to live outside of bethlehem (now she lives in bath) and we walked around downtown there one evening. beautiful stuff. I wish I could knit better.