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I had every intention of my next post being about dyed sock yarn but life as always got in the way. At this rate I’ll be lucky to even reskein some of the yarn before I jet down to LA for a long weekend with my sis. Anyone know of any good yarn stores in Valencia or that general LA area?

There has been some baking going on but nothing overly exciting. I am failing miserably at my promise to bring lots of homemade cookies to work. I come home and pull out a block or two of butter and every evening around 9pm I have to admit that cookies just aren’t going to happen. I continue to be amazed at how much butter I seem to have in my house; at last count it might have been upwards of 8lbs and believe me it has been much worse.

However I’m in a good mood because I decided that I would get my Christmas present a little early this year. For the past 4-5 weeks I have been eyeing a Della Q tote bag at VY&T and every week I make sure to walk by and touch it when I’m there for Saturday knitting. It was $54 and totally in my budget but each week I put it back on the rack because while I loved the fabric I wasn’t in love with the handles. I’m just not too fond of hard round handles that you see on many bags right now. I don’t find them comfortable to hold so I avoid them.

Then this past Saturday I took a stroll around the store to stretch my legs and pet the bag I noticed something I never saw before. The exact same fabric, the fabric I have been petting for weeks, on an actual purse! A big roomy purse, perfect for sitting open on bus rides with enough room for the usual purse junk and the all important knitting.

It was love at first sight but damn there was pause when I saw the price, dare I buy a purse for $95? Back it went on the shelf and I went home to sleep on it. Morning rolls around and I send a quick email to Elaine saying I want the bag. Elaine I would say I love you for buying the bag for me but I think Leslie might have an issue with that 🙂 You totally get yarn or roving or whatever as thanks!

Want to see what gets me all worked up over a bag?

It’s a lovely chocolate brown with a woven blue and brown fabric.

It has so much space!!! Plenty of room for a Monkey Bag and all those other pesky purse bits like wallets and cellphones. I like that it has structure without being stiff, I can sit with it open in my lap and not worry about it sliding all over the place.

I love it!!!

And I’m not allowed to buy myself anymore Christmas presents for at least a week 🙂 Vacation yarn shopping doesn’t count towards stash right?

Flickr Photos


On the needles

February Fitted Pullover

Sapphire Waves of Grain

On the Bedside Table

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (ok not really since I can't find the book anymore)

on the wheel

Absolutely Nothing.

Stashdown 2009

January 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 233 Total Weight:33.13lbs Total Miles: 27

February 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 213 Total Weight:30.09lbs Total Miles: 26

March 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 218 Total Weight:31.95lbs Total Miles: 27

April 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 217 Total Weight:31.45lbs Total Miles: 26.5

May 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 229 Total Weight: 33.8 Total Miles: 28.4

June 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 210 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.7

July 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 201 Total Weight: 30.5 Total Miles: 26.5

August 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 228 Total Weight: 34.0 Total Miles: 28.8

October 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 254 Total Weight: 38.2 Total Miles: 31.8

November1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 224 Total Weight: 34.9 Total Miles: 29.9

December 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 206 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.1


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