Saturday, August 05, 2006

Yarn Crawl...

Stu and I had an interesting date today. We went on a yarn crawl together. Okay, we actually only went to two stores, but it took us several hours. We looked at The Knit & Stitch Shoppe, and Burnaby Knitworks.

Neither of these stores are in Vancouver, so they're not part of my regular yarn loop, and I'm sad to say this, but from what we saw today, there's no real reason for me to leave Vancouver to yarn shop.

I did score a couple of cool things though.

At the end of our trip, I turned to Stu with my bags in my hands, and said "what's missing here?". He correctly replied that I hadn't bought any yarn! I couldn't believe it! No yarn! WTF!?! That doesn't sound like me, now does it?

When we got back, I grabbed the car and headed into Kitsilano to visit Homecraft Importers to see if I could find any suitable yarn for a baby blanket for a co-worker who's expecting. I did find good yarn, and the owner was really helpful and nice. Quite frequently, I have owners' and staff treating me like I should be in a rubber room or something. I think it's because I'm young. Even so, that shouldn't be an excuse to treat a customer like she's in the wrong store.

It's kind of funny though, because after I've talked to one of these people for 30 seconds, they treat me much differently. I guess I sound like I know what I'm talking about.

Regardless, the woman at Homecraft Importers treated me respectfully from the start. I'm liking that store more and more. Especially since they've renovated. It's so much brighter in there.

Today's awesome finds---

Clear Green Chibi
Row Counter
Purse handles
Slipper bottoms
Fall 2006 Knitscene Mag (I've been looking for this since it came out).

To top today off, Stu made an amazing dinner. It looked so beautiful, I had to take a picture.

After dinner we met with a friend for coffee, followed by blackberry picking.

What an awesome day!

PS. The Boogie vest still isn't done, but I think it'll be finished tomorrow. I don't have that much more to go.

I almost totally forgot, but as of today, I've been blogging for a whole year! Finally, a blogiversary! I think I'll have to run a contest of some sort. Look for that in the near future.


wendy g said...

What a nice day! Happy 1st year blogging too.

knittyref said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Sounds like a truly lovely day.

knitfriendly said...

Happy Bogiversary! That dinner looks scrumptious! Good luck finishing your vest. :)

JessaLu said...

Happy Blogiversary! :o)

Don't you hate feeling let down by new yarn shops? *sigh*

tammy said...

Not sure if you're willing to go this far, but, Knitopia Wools in White Rock is really nice. Not huge, lots of Canadian stuff, run by a crazy yarn lady. Besides, White Rock is really nice to visit anyway, so there are lots of other things to do too. Congrats on your blogiversary!

knit chick said...

Happy blogiversary! It's blog entries like yours today that make my stomach growl when I see delicious photos of food!