Thursday, July 5, 2007

Qiviut my Heart

Most of you know the amount of UFO's in my possession. With the new job and companies saying to me, "Want to knit a sample, anything you want you can have", the amount of UFO's has increased exponentially. That being said, I was in Stitches with Style in Newark, De today and they had 3 delicious skeins of qiviut.


The store recently changed hands and I was walking around trying to get a feel of the shop now that the inventory has changed. It's definitely my kind of shop, loads of natural fibers! She has lots of smaller companies that I've never heard of, which I love to see. In a little basket were 3 skeins of qiviut in cute little bags that were tied with yellow ribbons. There was also a small knitted swatch that had obviously been handled a great deal, because that's when the qiviut gets really yummy. Each skein had nearly 400 yds and was only $80. That's half price! I carefully reached out and touched the knitted swatch. I was so excited at the price and the feel of that swatch that I got a bit teary eyed. Then I envisioned a luxurious shawl knitted from 2 skeins.



I kept touching and walking by it and staring. Linda, the fabulous new owner, said she would hold a skein for me. I was trying to be good though and said that I may call back later.




On my way back to my parents house I was trying to scheme of a way to rationalize paying $160 right now to buy yarn. I couldn't...tear...then the solution. It was so simple, ask my mom to buy it for me! I know what I'm getting for Christmas this year!

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Can you wait for xmas???!!!! sounds yummy...

Gina said...

Here is the plan. You trade with her. What do you have, pagewood etc. that you could part with, that she would want as a trade for the quiviet? Make it work.

Bel said...

Christmas will be here before you know it. Set a plan to finish everything else...then dive in!

Blissful Debbie said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! It will be worth the wait. What will you knit with it?

Loren said...

I think I'll knit a shawl. We went to Stitches with Style today to buy it! I want to cast on sooooo bad. I guess it's a good idea to finish my other qiviut project first plus my billion other projects.

Blissful Debbie said...

I love the casting on part, it's the finishing that's the problem!

Mary said...

Brilliant! Merry Christmas (early)! Be sure to post pictures once you cast on!

LauraRN said...

Clever Girl!!!!