Monday, May 11, 2009

A Whole Lot of Yarn!

Yesterday's Sunday paper had an article about knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting to relieve stress. It featured my LQS store right here in town! Georgia's store has seen an increase of 30% in sales for the first three months of this year compared to last year! I would say the article was spot on!

Terri and I are making the Babette blanket. Hmmm....does that say anything about our stress levels these days? I don't know about Terri, but with attempting to sell our house in today's real estate market, you can only imagine what my stress level is! My yarn for Babette arrived Friday, but was held hostage in the package bin because the key wouldn't work! Talk about stress! I left a nice note wrapped around the faulty key for our postman in hopes he would see it Saturday and bring the package to the front door, which he did. I quickly tore open the package and got my beautiful Cascade 220 out to admire! What an array of colors!

Terri and I both substituted Cascase 220 wool for Koigu, which was way more money than I wanted to spend! We got the yarn for a great deal at Alpaca Direct out of California! I orderd the yarn on Wednesday and it arrived Friday! It will take me most of next week in the evenings to get it all rolled into balls, then I'll have a nice project to work on every evening while Mr. Squash and I catch up on episodes of our favorite shows!

I spent most of Saturday packing up more stuff around the house. It truly amazes me at what we have accumulated! We're picking up a truck from Budget Truck Rental to clear out our storage room and move it over to the Squash House next Sunday. I'm hoping the kitchen will have the counters and floors installed and appliances moved in - cross your fingers!

My blogging will continue to be sporadic for a while. We're very busy at work for a change and in an effort to keep my studio neat and tidy, I just don't have much to show for myself lately! I have to say that what I see everyone doing out there in blogland continues to inspire me and give me hope for getting back to some serious quilting soon - and I thank you for that!

20 comments:

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh, those yarns lined up like that are just gorgeous! Your Babette is going to be so beautiful! It will be fun to see your progress.

rachel griffith said...

oh i ♥ the yarn!!!
{and the pic!!!}

good luck with moving & selling your house.

Des said...

OH, that looks fun. I have such total guilt to spend time crocheting...too much. isn't that weird. maybe my fabric gets jealous? I don't know. I would love to make a babette!! the alpaca direct link isn't working.
:(

like i need one more project!

*karendianne. said...

Well goodness sakes, that's quite a lovely hoard of yarn you got there! :)

And listen, you take care of yourself, Mr. Squash and Miss Sophie (don't lose Mr. Bat). We'll be right here holding down the fort!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous rainbow of colors. Don't know what a Babette is.Can't wait to see the results.

Purple and Paisley said...

your yarn is absolutely gorgeous - it sure takes a while to get it all rolled into balls! i am thrilled and honored to be making the babette with you...perhaps they will meet someday? ☺

Anonymous said...

Your yarns are beautiful. Yesterday my husband and I drove down to Snohomish for the day after church. Loved the Speckled Hen. I was able to find a few small pieces of wool in colors that I was looking for. Also found three fabrics that I absolutely love and their price is very good compared to other shops. Thank you for the heads up on that! Louise

Ulla said...

You will be so cosy with Mr. Squash holding the yarn for you to roll up in balls and watching TV!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous yarns. I just clicked on their site...how did you ever narrow down the color choices??? Sending the house selling fairies your way. Wishing you the best of luck but at least you have stress relief covered!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my heavens, all that beautiful color in a pretty row, I WANT!!!!

Lisa D. said...

Those yarns are so pretty! That will be a good "keep you busy" project while your sewing room is all packed away.

Kaaren said...

The yarn looks good enough to eat. I just checked out the pattern and it's going to be fantastic!

I can't wait to see your progress. Please don't forget to take photos.

sewtakeahike said...

I can see why you were so anxious to get into that package Candace! They look like candy all lined up like that!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Candace, your colors are beautiful. I was just over at Terri's checking out her colors. How fun for you two to be doing this project together!

Thanks for sharing the link to your yarn supplier. I'm going to check that out right now. Perhaps afterwards, I might not be thanking you! :)

MGM

Gran said...

Oh, the colours look delicious and specially so in your display. Some of my yarn is so yummy I have it in a glass apple and keep it on shelf where I can enjoy it all the time. Nope, I am not going to knit anything with it (for now) I love looking at it so much.

I checked out the Babette blanket and it is nice.
Hugs

Libby said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that your home sells soon *s* Enjoy putting things away in your new digs!

Nicole said...

Woo hoo! What a tempting sight those yarns are!

Wendy said...

Look at all that gorgeous yarn. Your Babette will be fun to make playing with all those colours.
I look forward to watching your progress.

Julia said...

What a beautiful rainbow of yarn! This is going to be fun to watch come together!

Sending good vibes your way on selling your home. :~)

Anita said...

I've been wondering about your Babette. I'm so glad I finally found some time to wander over and see your color choices. It's going to be marvelous! Now... if your house would just sell. Maybe with summer coming and people moving around as they look for jobs... I'm hoping for the best. Hang in there! And you have Babette to keep you company now!