Saturday, July 19, 2008

First Stop...Twisted!

Wow! This week has flown by! First, thank you everyone for your wonderful comments about my February Lady Sweater! I'm very behind on responding to comments because of vacation, but I really appreciate them all! Its hard to believe that it was just a week ago that I was in Portland! After spending some time playing Wii with Christy's kiddos (oh yeah, click that link...she started a BLOG!!!), our first stop was......



I love this store! I know it would be my LYS if I lived in Portland! Actually, I have a feeling it just may become Christy's as she has been back already since I left! I had spent some time there on my last visit and Shannon remembered me and was super helpful!! And just plain fun!

Shopping at Twisted

The last visit they didn't carry STR though! Now they do!! I tried to resist a little bit, knowing what was in store for me later on the trip. That Mossay in my hands (I think!) may have come home with me though :)

Sock Yarn!

The wall of sock yarn!!!


And it was while looking at this sock (the pretty stripey zen string one above) that Christy asked the question that made this sock knitter dance! "Do you think you could teach me how to knit socks before you leave?" Wooo-hooo!! No warning, no I'm thinking abouts, just....I want to knit socks! Honestly, I think it would be hard to resist being a sock knitter at Twisted! The yarns are just gorgeous!! Oh, and since I've left, Christy has also signed up for ravelry and started her blog!

Monkey sighting

There was also a sock monkey and sock camper sighting!! It was great to see you Karen!


This is the Zen String yarn that Christy picked out at Twisted. Here's where she was Sunday afternoon. She so wanted to make a picot edge too!


Here's where she was Tuesday before I left! Note the cute sock project bag already (she made it!)!! There were a couple of mornings where she hinted at me waking up early to help her (e.g., her and the kids were up way before me! and that was prime knitting time for her.....I believe I did show her the heel early one morning and then went back to bed...that's love!!).

STR sock

Actually, I think love is winding a skein of STR by hand and leaving your beloved knit picks needles so that she has a second project ready to go!! A gorgeous mill end that she picked from the pile!! Three skeins she picked (that's how I know she's hooked!!!)!

A few more blog posts coming from my trip! I had such a great time!! I can't wait to show you all my pics from Woolgirl too!!

Happy Knitting!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Stacey said...

Yah for Twisted! :) It was my LYS when I was there - I miss it so!

marcy said...

awesome, but a bit like heinz, anticipation....

Turtle said...

Twisted is about 3 hours south of me...need to kidnap hubby away for a "romantic" weekend with a few yarn shops involved. Looks like your having a great trip!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Now that's how to vacation! Convert another sock knitter! That's a great looking picot cuff and heel!

Neuroknitter said...

Be still my beating heart with that picot edge of Christy's!! And what beautiful yarn she picked from the BMFA expedition!

Heart Twisted!!!! Heart, heart, heart it and the girls!!

cockeyed said... wish I could have seen you when you were here! Glad you got to Twisted, what a fun place! Did you leave any sock yarn behind?

Bezzie said...'re the only person I've ever seen wear a sweater and flip flops!

I dig that wall of sock yarn--I want to be the person that knits the one-sock only for the severed dummy feet!

hearthead said...

Oh my, I am feeling the love. It's all about me, me, me! I do love Twisted, what a cool store! Well, I finished that first sock, I'll have to post it later today! We had so much fun, we'll have to do it again real soon! BTW, Sweaters with flip-flops are perfectly normal here in Portland. Crazy huh?!?

Tricia said...

You do yarn porn really well. That is some beautiful stuff.

Glad you had a fun time!

tapmouse said...

THREE skeins from you AND she's been back to Twisted in the last week?! Yep! I think you got her! Welcome to another new sock knitting victim-you done gooood, Girlie!

Marisol said...

Sounds like a dream vacation to me:)

How fun - You go girl!

Zonda said...

Hehe...she's doing great already! What a gorgeous place, I'd love an LYS like that! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story ;)

Disco said...

That Twisted store is just, erm, sock heaven. Well, close to it at least (in that BMFA is nearby!)

And so exciting that you converted Christy to socks :0)

Calling on Kahlo said...

I love the look of the shop and all the little feet of sock yarn. how cute!

shannon said...

Hey there, Carrie! It was great to see you again, and great to see that insane Lady Sweater, specially cuz we are doing a KAL for it. Inspiration! Hope to see you again soon.

Nell said...

Gorgeous yarn shop! Sounds like a great trip!

Rebel said...

yeah - the wall of sock yarn is quite impressive. I like Twisted but Abundant has become my LYS. Honestly though - we have several AWESOME shops here. =)

Anonymous said...

You have the life girl. What fun!

weezalana said...

Ooo, I love that Zen Yarn colorway! And yes, leaving behind STR is definitely a sign of true love! Yay for bringing another convert to the Rock side!

weebug said...

i missed you by a mere 10 minutes at twisted. i was so sad! if we had had the right address in the first place...glad you had fun though!

Anonymous said...

That looks like the ideal yarn store. I've always heard amazing things about it, but after seeing your photos, I'm drooling.