Thursday, October 12, 2006

waylaid


isn't that
a lovely word?
it always
reminds me
of a smith's song...
remember
which one?
well,
i was waylaid
when i tried
to get home
to take photos
of my coats
before
the sun
went
down.
so i am afraid
i will have
to delay
the collection collective
until tomorrow
so i can take
some decent photos...
but until then
i will tell you
a little more
about my trip.

i posted
some photos
of my trip
on flickr
in case you
wanted
to see what
i was up to...

so when
grub and i travel
we usually
hit wine stores
(grub)
and
yarn shops,
shoe stores,
and
galleries
(me)...
there are
a few sf gals
in
my stitch-n-bitch
here in DC
(namely
my dear friend
mel)
that
have raved about
art fibers
so it was
on our
itinerary
when we
arrived
in sf...



they do have
gorgeous yarn
but
i discovered
that i am very
project-based
and not
so much
yarn-based...
i loved the yarn
but i was
overwhelmed
because i did not
have a project
in mind.
i did buy
a skein
of fat pink yarn

that i just
couldn't
resist.

my favorite
yarn store
was this place
i that
grub discovered
in petaluma
(of all places)
i lost
my knitting needle box
on the plane
and needed
to purchase
some new ones...
so i grub found
this place for me:

it is one
of the coolest
yarn stores
i have seen...
and check out
the cool
dolls
a gal at
the yarn store
makes-
skullbabies!


i liked this one:

and this one:

okay tomorrow,
coats and
a corner
with my prize
from
lisa c....
xo
until then...

8 comments:

julie said...

Beautiful photos Gwen...
Im also project based usually! Thoses dolls are pretty cool!

alyssa said...

The photos of the sea ranch are breathtaking. Who is the architect of the building?

Shari said...

hi gwen,
i'm really enjoying your road trip photos. so lovely. the yarn store looks like fun but i can't even finish one scarf! ;)

can't wait to see your coat collection. xo s

ms. pea said...

*sigh* i missed you so much! i'm glad you are home. so when is the wine & yarn store road show coming to the south???

KatDee said...

I love the skullbabies.

WHn I find myself without needles, I generally try to find myself a set of bamboo chopsticks or skewers and sharpen them with a pencil sharpener. Granted, your gauge is limited, but it's the cheapest bamboo sock dpns you've ever seen. :)

lisa s said...

this just makes me miss you....

that yarn store in petaluma looks fantastic....

bring on the coats!
xo

Carson said...

that pink yarn is immediately reminiscent of a lolly -candy to you americans ;) -
we used to have as kids that were called "Musk Sticks".
God knows why they were called that, or what 'flavour' they were meant to be..pure sugar and 'jersey turnpike'.

oh, and I can't believe you felted on your vacation! you nut ;)

anne said...

apart from the pretty pictures in your blog and the amazing coats (those coats!!!!), i congratulate you on your exeptionally good taste in music!