Having a Ball in the Big City

Look what my mother-in-law gave me! She collected ALL of this lovely yarn from the ladies in her "Homemakers Club." There are about a dozen of them, many (or most) in their 80s and 90s (with the exception of my m-i-l), who meet weekly to work on craft projects, and when they heard I was a girl of little yarn stash, they swooped in to the rescue! Wowee! On the airport scales this bag weighed in at a hefty 37 pounds'o'yarn!

And I am so delighted and grateful, because every skein and every ball was lovingly wound (no tangles here!), if there was a label it was attached (or in a plastic baggie), and there is some truly lovely stuff in this massive care package. More on this to come, believe me!

A real highlight was a visit to The Point Knitting Cafe, where I met some really cool knitters and fabulous folks (Hi, Ravi!)--if you live anywhere NEAR New York City and you've never been here, you absolutely MUST visit The Point. Coffee, yarn, and knitting fellowship in the coolest cafe ever--what more could one ask for? A great selection of yarns, too (and you can order online...hint-hint!)

I'd write more, but I'm about to hop in the van to visit Queso Cabeza, the birthplace of our llamas and home of our friends Rick and Laura, llama- (and now Icelandic sheep-) raisers extraordinare. My parents and grandma are coming along to visit the animals and view much fleece-crafting fun. So there will soon be more pics of New York (yes, there was a heat wave), farm animals, and additional knitting and travel content.

Saying goodbye to a slightly hazy NYC skyline from the plane, and hello to farmland...

I did finish 50 granny squares for my baby blanket, and started a new knitting project. The cats did not wreck the house (Morgan gained a half-pound!), the chickens grew, and it is a lovely 70 degrees here on a very green and farmy day. More to come soon, promise!

I haven't even had a chance to check my email or hopped onto anyone else's blog yet, but tonight is likely to be an owlishly late night, so hope to see y'all soon -- I've missed you!



Carrie K said...

Welcome home! I love those aerial shots.

And the yarn!! Score!

Chris said...

Welcome back! You got some pretty cool plane pictures - my never turn out that well.

And congrats on the yarn haul! WOW.

Anonymous said...

We missed you too! Queso cabeza -- Cheese Head?

Nice haul on the yarn. Can't wait to see what you make out of it all.

Welcome home!

KnitXcorE said...

YaY! you're back!!! i really want to check out the Point!!! I guess you have a sizeable stash now, huh???

Obsidian Kitten said...

yes, Queso Cabeza for, uh, Cheese Head, They're from Wisconsin. I think it's a Wisconsin thing.

And yes, I've gone from a girl of no stash to a girl of way too much stash! It's wonderful, I feel RICH!Especially since it was FREE!

Ok, so I spent $20 at The Point, but they were having a 40% off sale, and I needed the exectly perfect yarn for my Knucks (and enough of it) and there's this tank I want to try (my first actual garment)...will post pic of this special yarn very soon...

RheLynn said...

Wow what a stash! And great aerial photos - as I have never, ever been on an airplane in my entire life!

I envy your knitter's meetup! I had a small yarny experience on my vacation too, but no coffee was involved :o(

msfortuknit said...

I am so happy that you had such a fantastic time! And omg the yearn! hahahah ...that is too funny! How wonderful for you!
Call me a selfish person but IM SO GLAD THAT YOUR BACK!!!

Rosalynn said...

congrats on your new-found stash! email me your address so that i can send you that giants bag + goodies in the bag + more yarn for your stash :)

and yes, isn't The Point wonderful?