Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Um.  There has been some retail therapy going on in these here parts.  Don't worry.  Not yarn.  But knitting stuff that I still want to share with you :)

This past weekend I visited a new yarn store in Aptos, Yarns by the Sea.

Yarns by the sea

It was a gorgeous, spacious store with a wide range of yarns.  So friendly too, I wish I would have had more time to just hang out and knit a bit.  And look what I saw!  A sample of My Kind of Saturday in Kollage Yarns Riveting :)  Pretty fun!


The store also had exactly what I was looking for....Knitters' Blocks for blocking!  I think this is a sign that there are more lacy shawlettes in my future :)


Then yesterday, something very special arrived in the mail.  Stormy is a good friend from Sock Camp and designs simply stunning darning eggs that are available in her etsy store, That Darn Egg Art.  Check out some of the gorgeous eggs she has designed. I was so excited that she did a custom darning egg for me.



As she says, darning eggs are not just for mending, they can also be a work of ART!  I have to agree!  I'm in love with it!


Isn't it perfect?!  Be sure to contact Stormy if you are interested in these stunning works of art!

I also have been doing a bit of pattern excited to pre-order Kate Oates', of TotToppers, new book, Math for Hats. And then I also ordered Ysolda's new book, Little Red in the City. Cria is just about the cutest sweater ever.  Ok, and as soon as my paypal balance has a little bit more in it, I'm signing up for the pattern portion of Anne Hanson's Fall in Full Color Club.  How can I not??!

One more purchase.  This adorable project bag should be arriving soon.  I admit a problem when it comes to project bags.  Hello, my name is Irishgirlieknits....

Oh, and this pretty blue thing.  Well, just more stuff coming  your way hopefully in the next few weeks!

Something Plucky

Bring on summer!

Any stuff catching your eye lately?  Not that there is any paypal money left (hehehe), but I can add it to the wishlist :)

Happy Shopping, I mean Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Channon said...

Gasp!! That darning egg is fabulous. Enjoy.

hot pink socks said...

THat is the cutest egg I have ever seen!!!

gMarie said...

That is an amazing darning egg. I love it. Gonna have to check out that shop.

New sock pattern - love. Quick, easy - everything an IGK design should be. I put off starting while I worked clue 2 of the mystery shawl - I'll be starting the heel tonight. g

dianne said...

Stormy did an amazing job with that egg! Enjoy!

Caffeine Girl said...

That egg is darn cute!

Nartian knits said...

Love Stormy's darning egg for you! I totally want one but am figuring out what I'd like her to do.

Mrs Dibble said...

Lucky duck...twice...lovely shop and pressies...happy knitting

Genia Potter said...

Love, love, love the scarf. You'll let us know when it's available?

Daphne said...

Retail therapy is always a good thing....that egg, new pattern...super!

mhardersen said...

LOVE the darn egg! You so deserve it!!!