Friday, October 30, 2009

not necessarily in order of importance

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My souvenir from last weekend: One skein of Lisa Souza yarn, in the colorway St Valentine's. It's a big honkin' 560 yards of Sock!merino. Perhaps an Ishbel? I've heard wearing red gives extra energy. Works for me.

I bet you thought I was going to say something about a Red Scarf for the Red Scarf Project right? No, but I'm working on that. You should too. Have you seen the prizes Norma has for those knitting and donating?
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Last Sunday , sister Lulu needed to do some reconnaissance in a charming CT town, prepping for a meeting. I went along figuring, whynot? Great weather, a Bloody Mary at the historic tavern mid morning, a hike around the colonial harbour...what could be bad.
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She had in mind walking in and out of every. single. charming. little shop...and the tavern didn't open till too late in the day.
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I think I've already made it clear how I feel about recreational shopping. Without the camera to give my morning purpose I'd have hung myself up on one of these lamp posts.
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I can't complain too much. Twee overload was offset by the sun.

PS. my friend Birdsong is having a contest over on her blog, she wants to know about life changing events in yours, as she just had a biggie. Go. Enter.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mary Lou said...

But I hear red is really hard to photograph. My teacher told me so. I'm with you on recreational shopping, but looks like a lovely day. I have to get my prize over to Norma. I keep forgetting.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

A lovely skein of yarn... and the photos of your tour are terrific. Thanks for the mention!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I love the photos of the Halloween decorations.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Ooooo...Lisa Souza yarn....gorgeous! Love the twist.

I know what you mean about recreational shopping. I used to be a contender in that arena. Now, I just take photos of the things I would have bought...a very inexpensive way to indulge!

As always, great Halloween photos, Gale!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I try to view boutiques as museums. Without the gift shop.

8:09 PM  

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