Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm so behind...

I'll never catch up!  That's okay, I'm not even going to try.  Instead of being home, getting things done on Saturday, the boss and I headed into Philadelphia.  He had to scout out parking for the 15 passenger vans his company was using this week to transport guys around the city, so I offered to come along and suggested that we stop at a few places on South Street.  Being the good guy he is, he didn't mind heading to Spool and Loop...two side by side stores that sell some of my favorite things...fabric and yarn! 
I did manage to find a few things to take home from the stores...a few half yards of fabric for my AMG quilt and some beautiful sock yarn.  Then we went to the other end of South Street and hit Jim's for cheesesteaks and the Fourth Street Deli for some chocolate chip cookies.  But I have to admit, the highlight of the trip was standing in the yarn store watching them wind my yarn into pretty little cakes for me...I've been draping yarn over a chair and winding it into balls, which is no fun.  I was so entertained, I decided it was time to invest in my very own yarn swift and ball winder.  They arrived today...
Grace and I had more fun than anyone should have, winding a skein of sock yarn into a cake!  I can see it now...whenever we're bored, instead of playing Scrabble or cards, we'll pull out our new toys and wind yarn!  Oh yeah, we know how to have fun!

5 comments:

amy said...

Every time I think about getting a swift & winder, I think, But I could spend that money on yarn!! One of these days, though. Trying to wind yarn from a chair with a toddler & two cats in the house is, um, challenging.

Sounds like a great day out! We're going to Boston Friday, to the Museum of Science, but I keep finding myself wishing I just had the day to putter around the city unencumbered...

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha - It's the simple things, isn't it? I've been thinking about getting the "equipment" too -- glad to hear you love yours!

Darcie said...

Oooh! Sounds like a terrific trip! It's so cool that you got to enter the *real* Spool and Loop. I love those blogs...so the real deal has got to be near heaven!

Congrats on the investments, Carolyn! I still need a swift...but love love my ball winder! Cakes of yarn are so much more cooperative than balls. ;-)

AmiHopson瓊仁豪慧 said...

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Shiree said...

oh the small things that do indeed amuse us...
Sounds like a great boss!!! And Spool and Loop look like my kinda shop too.