Archive for May, 2008
A dear friend visiting from Norway just brought me this.
Hifa 2 (the yarn used in Poetry In Stitches designs)
colors: 6038 Navy, 6085 Forest, 6072 Burgundy, 6053 Black
It’s always lucky to have a dear friend. A friend that brings yarn, well, there ought to be a word for it.
I started Poetry In Stitches 166
This Hifa2 yarn is a delight to knit; when my friend asked if there was anything I would like her to bring from Norway…
I could not resist.
We drove to Portland and I was delighted that she enjoyed The Button Emporium and Ribbonry at least as much as me, albeit for the ribbons, while I go for the buttons.
I did break down and get a couple of ribbons.
The dragonfly ribbon is sheer and delicate The brown and green ribbon, I noticed that each circle was different, then I noticed each circle was a maze, and FINALLY I noticed the flyer right next to the ribbon telling the story of each maze. So cool. And it’s reversible!
I have NO idea what I’m going to do with it.
ribbon by: LFN Textiles
Portland is so cool, people leave their unexpired parking stickers on the pay stations so people can use them if they find them before the time is expired!
Time on the meter, even when there’s no meter
Another quick trip to Portland, I finally made it to The Button Emporium And Ribbonry. Once inside, I was overwhelmed, every few seconds I’d see a button I wanted. Fortunately, I had taken a ‘yarn chip’, kinda like a paint chip, but with yarns intended for patterns that include buttons. I wrote the number of buttons needed next to each yarn.
I do better when I know how many, what size, and what color button I need.
pewter buttons for Poetry In Stitches 166
Celtic knot pewter buttons for
Alice (are we allowed to use her name?) St*rmore vest
another future sweater
I did not EVEN get into the ribbons. That was too overwhelming. The fancy ribbons had fancy prices, so I need to have a plan for them. I have some ideas now and I’ll be back there next week.