Many years ago I thought I would be interested in knitting. All that came out of it were some acrylic potholders and a scarf or two for my mom and dad. This weekend in Philly, I was so taken with Spool and its sister store Loop, that I walked out with this:
This is going to be one expensive scarf.
Both stores are very sweet. Spool has wonderful, trendy quilting cottons and a slew of Amy Butler patterns. Loop has a lot of pretty knitty things that I don’t know how they are used and lots of different yarns that don’t look like the acrylic stuff I’ve bought at Walmart before.
I don’t want to start knitting. I cannot afford it. I have one hobby that takes a chunk of change. I have tendonitis which knitting can’t be good for. I love to see what my online friends knit and I wish I could make myself sweaters. But, I have champagne tastes. I’m going to need to stay out of places like Loop to stick with the no knitting.
At anyrate, I can’t find the one knitting book I had! I think I loaned it out during the Clinton administration and didn’t notice until now. I don’t want to buy one and the selection at the library is awful. So I’m texting my girlfriends here in the City to see what they’ve got.
I just got home and am beat, but there are fabric finds and familiar faces to talk about too!