Is this cool or what!

33 people looked at this blog yesterday.  Who are you?  My sister and I thought we were the only ones who looked at it.  I couldn’t even get my husband to look at it everyday yet 32 folks came upon it and read it – Wow.  Thank you. 

My sister has a blog too – you can find her at  She is a wonderful knitter and keeps us updated on her latest projects and my adorable nephew there.

This blog came into being from reading her blog, reconnecting with my craftier side through Ravelry – my very favorite place to be on the web – and reading other knitters’ blogs.  One of these days I will figure out how to add their blogs to this site so you can find all these wonderful folks.  The ones I have spoken with – through Ravelry – have been so sweet and so helpful.  I wish I could be as creative as them and be able to focus on presenting one area of knowledge so clearly in my blog – but alas, my life is much more distracted and disjointed and therefore so is my blog.  But I seem to find my way back to the yarn at some point during my day.

Like today.  On the agenda today was preparing for a training I am doing tomorrow for other lawyers who are new to representing children in court.  So part of my day was spent reading statutes on child abuse and child neglect procedures so I would be up to speed on it.  I also had to make calls to set up meetings with my own kid clients for court appearances next week.  I had to e-mail Vash’s teacher to let her know that we were going to try Vash in the afterschool gym program one more time and hope that he would not have a meltdown with his brother Jesse there.  I had laundry that had to be put away and a scrap yarn afghan block to finish so I could start my next project. 

In the middle I had to run up to the Warm Ewe (our local yarn shop) to pick up a size 4 circular needle because I want to start a new chemo hat for Mary that I could knit while other folks were teaching at tomorrow’s training. 

Well – have I mentioned I have a yarn addiction?  Its not to just any yarn.  No – it is to one specific type of yarn in all its colorways.  It is Cascade’s Eco-Duo Yarn.   197 yards of pure heaven.  It is undyed and the colors are as soft and beautiful as the 70% alpaca/30% merino wool blend is.  Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh.  I was first caught by a color – a grey and beige mixture that had hints of peach that drew me to it. 

Then I touched it. 

Oh my. 

But they only had 2 skeins of it – that was not enough to do anything with and I walked out.  I thought about it all night.

The next morning I got up, looked for pattern ideas on Ravelry and went back to the store and bought the two skeins.!!  A SCARF!!  I could make a scarf with it!!  Huzzah!!  Little did I know I was hooked.

The next time I walked into the store I was with Jesse.  We were picking out yarn for his hat he is knitting.  We had to get needles too.  When we were done picking out everything he needed we started to walk to the counter to pay – and there were two skeins of the beautiful cream and beige colorway all alone there.  No one would want two skeins and it wasn’t like I was getting alot of it.  They came home with me too.

I was good.  I did not try to hide my addiction from my beloved husband.  I just held the yarn to his cheek and explained that I couldn’t help but covet this yarn.  It was just so wonderful.  He understood and in his usual way, noted that the colors were not ones that would end up being something for him.  Alas, he was right.  Which of course opened the door for what happened when I went to the yarn shop today to pick up the needles I needed for Mary’s new chemo hat.

Beautiful charcoal grey and camel browns all blended together – the same colors in a sweater that he still has that his mom bought him before she passed away. 

He couldn’t get mad at me about buying it – especially when I got out of the car saying “I am going to make you something wonderful out of this”.  And I will!!  I just don’t know what yet.

And it is all wonderful.

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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2 Responses to Is this cool or what!

  1. danielle says:

    Ahaha! You are such an addict! I went to the Jimmy Beans wool website and looked for yarn, like you said, and I think I fell a bit in love with the shiny bamboo yarns. Too expensive though, especially to make a whole sweater, so tonight maybe I will get a chance to look on Little Knits for some bamboo on sale. Bible study tonight, so not much knitting will get done.

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