Back Home Again!

DSC00698.JPGWow – what a whirlwind few days we have had, covering many miles on the road. On Thursday, WH and I left bright and early in the morning to drive up to Upland, Indiana to pick up College Guy. (about 5 1/2 hours from here.) We arrived just after lunch, loaded up the car, and drove back home in time for a late dinner. It always amazes me that the dorm rooms can be returned to an empty state, after seeing how full they are when everyone moves in with lofts, couches, chairs, etc. Here is College Guy with Indiana Guy (one of his room-mates). The other room-mate – Ohio Guy – had left that morning already. They will be back in the same room in the fall, with all new furniture and carpeting. It will be a busy summer at that dorm!

DSC00710.JPGFriday, we headed up to Iowa for Iowa Girl’s graduation. She is the daughter of our dear friends Steve and Janice, and we have known her since she was 2 weeks old. It’s so hard to believe that she will be off to college in the fall. We just love her. Here she is with Knitting Daughter and College Guy. DSC00700.JPGThey (and Iowa Girl’s two brothers) have all grown up together and it’s always fun to get together with them and catch up, which we manage to do several times a year. DSC00702.JPGThe graduation party was out in their backyard, and the llamas were so curious as to what was going on. They lined up at the fence several times to check it out. Really, they are just too cute and my favorite part is that they hum to each other. (Especially the moms to the babies.) My most unfavorite part is that they spit if you tick them off. So we try not to do that.

There was plenty of knitting time in the car (considering I had about 22 drive hours within 3 days) but I will admit to taking a couple of naps, too. 🙂 I was happy to finish my Peppermint Mocha sock and I love how it turned out. (The pattern is Wildhorse Farms Checky Waves.) You’ll be happy to know that we have the yarn in stock again – for the third time. I know I said both of the last times that we had plenty of yarn and wouldn’t run out – and both times you proved me wrong. But I really think we have plenty this time. (I notice you already cleaned us out of the Peppermint Mocha Sport Shorts!) I do love this color combination, and when a liquid Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks just isn’t DSC00715.JPGpractical, well, at least I can wear the socks! I’m also almost done with my first Woolly Boully sock and will share a photo of that soon, too. Jenny said that our Woolly Boully order is on the way, and includes two brand new colors for us as well as all the other ones I ordered. You are going to love her line.

We have a Mega Sneak Up scheduled for this week. This is what is planned: Celtic Swan Sterling Silver DPN’s, Gypsy Knits BFL (a new indie line for us), All Things Heather, sKNITches, Scarlet Fleece (including new colors), Cider Moon (in the long-awaited Icicle fingering weight), JKnits, Apple Laine, Fleece Artist Sea Wool and Fleece Artist Merino. (Did you see that I already updated the website today to add in the Louet colors that we were out of, as well as more of Perchance to Knit’s Midnight Rainbow lace yarn and a re-stock of Cookie A’s patterns?) Our next Sneak Up (probably the week after next) is slated to add: even more Fleece Artist Sea Wool, Zen String (both fingering and sport weight), Woolly Boully, Chewy Spaghetti Laceweight, All Things Heather Laceweight, Yarn Pirate, Perchance to Knit, and Maruca bags. Also expected in any day and might be in that next Sneak Up or soon thereafter: Posh Yarn, Seacoast, Yarntini, The Knittery, Schaefer Anne and Lola, and a few new lines as well. Check back often, as you know we are always adding new yarns in, just for you!

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  1. My list of pets that i want:
    llamas: at least two named Rrama Llama and Ding Dong

    A large pack of dogs. there are too many breeds to choose from. one of each would be fine. i so envy Cesar Millan!

    A baby Elephant. i love elephants.

    A sun conure that watches sesame street and talks. My fiance would teach it bad words, but i would train it to talk to puppets.

    A koala.

    and a huge list of other pets. but my fiance says one small dog. and i can keep my fish. and a panda and a koal would rip my arm off. and i couldn’t afford an elephant. I may have to do a sponser a llama at one of my cousin’s places. they live in the country.

  2. I saw what was coming… the icicle icon went up around 9:00 (crazy Arizona time), and then the picture for the icon when up around about 40 minutes after that.

    Why else would the pictures go up if not because The Yarn Was Coming.

    Glad I was paying attention – found some sKNITches, some Gypsy Knits, some Cider Moon, and some J-Knits. A lot of bright colors this time – a shift from my usual purple and blues. I think I’m just needing something bright. Summer at the shelter is taking its toll and with cat adoptions down and cat intake up, it’s going to be a long season.

    Yarn will cheer though. It always does. 🙂

  3. What adorable llamas! I was totally jealous when a friend mentioned his family was going to be getting alpacas. And they aren’t even knitters! (How could they ever truly appreciate an alpaca?). I can only assume that you’re having a wonderful time with College Boy home, congrats 🙂

  4. My Picasso loves llamas! Or at least, llama yarn. And alpaca yarn. But definitely llama yarn. Who needs yarn labels or dna tests with him around? If he hugs it, it must be llama!

    All those yummy yarns. I’m glad I snatched up my peppermint mocha… mmmmm. Will you ever be getting chewy spaghetti sportweight back in stock? My wallet quakes but I squee. You know how it goes. Plus maybe some more sport shorts 😉

    You know, I kind of wish you’d label the colors in colorways…. though I know that adds more work for you.

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