Friday, March 23, 2007

How Blogging and Knitting Can Save the Day

Today was a difficult day... it was challenging, emotional, and draining. But I don't want to get into all that... because today I realized how being a knitter and blogger has made me a much more positive and resilient person. Really!

First of all, an unexpected friend in need landed DH & me at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey where, despite the circumstances, I was quick to recognize a photo opportunity.

Yeah, I know, his head is chopped off, but it's better than my other attempts.

And, I was sharp enough to jot down the address of A Mano Yarn in Venice before I left... just in case. As it turned out, when I was leaving (much later in the day than I expected) and typed the address in my Tom Tom, the shop was a mere 2 miles away!

A Mano was great... the people were very friendly and they had a great variety of yarns including ones I don't see much out here like Lorna's Laces, Socks that Rock, Blue Heron and Koigu. I chose the Koigu.

And I felt that my efforts had been well rewarded.

I was trying to capture the true color but couldn't quite get it. It's a beautiful bright spring green and I love it! It's designated for some Embossed Leaves sock as soon as my new IK sock book gets here. (You know, because I knit so many socks.)
So, instead of being miserable and wiped out... I'm only wiped out. A difficult day was saved by a bit of time with my DH on the marina and some new yarn. What a save!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'm glad your stressing day had a good ending! Buying yarn always makes me feel better! And quality time with DH never hurts!!