Monday, May 07, 2007

Hello from the west coast

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA lately . . . Bill and I left for our vacation out west over a week ago, and we are coming up on our last day. In the past 9 days, we've seen Sedona, AZ, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Los Angeles, and now we are in San Diego. I will share some pictures and details in another post, but the knitting-related highlight of this trip was my visit (well, two visits) to Black Sheep Knittery in Hollywood. I had read in blogland that they were having a crazy sale, so I stopped by hoping it would still be going on. Well, here's what I have to figure out how to get into my suitcase:

Yarn all over the bed in our San Diego B&B.

I bought full bags (10 balls) of Rowan Cotton Glace in light blue, Rowan Handknit Cotton in shell pink, Rowan yorkshire 4 ply tweed (+5 extra balls) in hunter green and DB Baby Cashmerino in a dark lilac. I also got 7 balls of RYC Cashsoft DK in pink, 14 balls of DB Wool Cotton (9 in a dark blue, 5 in lavendar). So that's a total of 66 balls of yarn!! Perhaps that's symbolic of our couple of stops along historic Route 66 . . .

The full bags were a STEAL - 10 balls of Cotton Glace, 4 ply tweed, handknit cotton for $30?! Baby Cashmerino for $40??!

Anyway, just wanted to share that with you. For me, it was the best part of LA. See you back on the east coast with a non-knitting trip report!


  1. AWESOME!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!


  2. Awww, I suspect you made it to Black Sheep!

  3. FUN!! What a great sale, you lucky girl!

  4. Wow, that must have been quite a sale! They're all so pretty.

  5. wow I'm jealous, fabulous stash enhancement!

  6. Wasn't that sale insane?! I only went once and am resisting a repeat performance. I have a friend who has made 4 trips. They've extended the sale to the end of May and I'm off from work that last week. I think I have to go back. Glad you could join in the fun. Hope you're having a great trip!

  7. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Glad you are enjoying your vacation. The West is beautiful. I lived my childhood in California and still miss it.

    Your new stash acquisition looks yummy!

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