Saturday, July 26, 2008

We Tried...

We tried so hard!

As Julie was so kind to point out on her blog, today is my birthday. Taking advantage of the excuse for frivolous yarn shopping, we headed off to Santa Monica to check out a couple of the fun shops we rarely get to visit.

Julie treated me to a delicious lunch and we explored every nook and cranny of a couple of wonderful shops. We drooled over a wall of Koigu, piles of sock yarns, and fondled a beautiful, snuggly Flower Basket Shawl knit using Trekking and Filatura Di Crosa Superior (a cashmere/sik blend that looked like mohair) held together.

But we didn't buy anything. Can you even believe it? We couldn't. Still can't.

We made one more stop on the way home where I immediately spotted Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the new color Franklin's Panopticon. Just what I'd been wanting. It was the only yarn I purchased. (Although they had some bamboo that was to die for... not sure I'll forget about soon enough to keep me away.)

And awaiting me at home...

Keurig & Lorna's

The perfect coffee maker! Yay me!


BTW - Addicted to knitting has some beautiful yarns she's giving away in a contest on her blog. Check it out!

15 comments:

Charity said...

Happy birthday!! :0)

Angelika said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy. I can't believe you didn't buy all the yarn in the store. After all, you had an excuse! Score on the coffee maker. We have one like that, but bigger, and it has to go with us on the roadtrip, power converter and all. I guess that qualifies as being an addict?

Lydee said...

happy happy birthday! yea for the glorious coffee maker!

km said...

I bet that coffee maker will cut back on the Starbucks trips.

I was overwhelmed with Wildfiber too. It helped when I had a pattern chosen and could select yarn that way. Even if the pattern was fingerless mitts with 1 skein of Koigu. But you enjoyed a fun lunch...and you've got yarn at home anyways.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday! Coffee and yarn. What a perfect day.

Becca said...

Happy Birthday! The Panopticon yarn is so pretty. If you only bought one yarn, that was a good one! And really, a birthday with a good friend, a good meal, and lovely yarn to look at isn't too bad!

sophanne said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! I'm so glad you're on the planet and in the blogosphere. I really enjoy your company.

Laura said...

Well, Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was a great one!

marit said...

Happy birthday!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! Yarn shopping with a friend, and without kids...sounds like a great day!!

Debbie's Fun Bagz said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Sounds like a fun day!!!! You really should have taken advanage of the day and bought more yarn!

Yarnhog said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy! Don't worry--we won't ask your age. ;)

knittinwolf said...

Glad you had a great birthday! What shops did you go to? hugs

Donna Boucher said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!!!!

I hope you had a fantastic day!!!

guiltypleasures said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like a great day, but why buy no yarn? LUV your coffee maker. So jealous.