Saturday, October 02, 2010


Today was the day.   I was going to head out on the great superwash wool hunt. I had a little trouble getting going this morning. My usual inertia had set in. I just didn't want to leave the house. But I thought about those sailors, leaving home and their families for months at a time. So I pried my fat butt out of my recliner and headed up to Southaven.

First stop was Jo-Ann's.  Well, OK, the FIRST first stop was Wal-mart.  The one here has stopped carrying the leave in treatment I use in my hair, so every time I head up North, I stop and get two or three bottles.  While there, I picked up a new kitchen set.  I've been needing some new towels, and thought this was the cutest set, and only $5.00.  It has 4 towels, a dish cloth and two pot holders.

Then, I went to Jo-Ann's.  I didn't really think they would have any 100% superwash wool, and I was right.  They had wool, but not superwash.  They had washable wool blends, but not 100% wool.  The stop was not a total bust, though.  I picked up this skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease, color #180 Forest Green Heather.

I know, there is a shadow, but I'm not taking another photo, so you'll just have to live with it.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, yet.  I was thinking a scarf to match the hat I made for my cousin last year, but then, he doesn't really wear scarves.  So, that idea is a no-go.  I don't know.  I'll think of something.

I also picked up some more sock yarns for the blankies.

It's about to get cold enough that having a blankie in my lap will be a good thing.

I stopped at Petco, but didn't buy anything.  I also stopped a couple of places to look for some new work shoes.  I really need to wear high top shoes or boots at work, because I've developed the habit of standing on the sides of my feet.  It's causing problems all the way up to my hips.  I don't do that when I'm wearing boots.  I didn't find anything.  Well, I did, but I didn't want to pay $80 for boots that are just going to get ruined at work.

Finally, I went on to Hank of Yarn, and scored big time.   First up, Cascade 220 Superwash.  These are colors 1912  (the browinsh one), #809 (red), and 814 (blue). 

I've already cast on the blue:

This is the Hurricane Hat, and is working up really quickly.  It calls for size 7 needles, and I was sure I'd had some.  Apparently, I don't.  I'm working it on size 8, and it looks small.  I'd hate to see it on size 7.

I also picked up these two.  The top one is Scarlet Fleece Painted Merino.  The colorway is Favorite Jeans.  This one might just have to stay with me. 

The bottom one is Cascade 220 Superwash Paints, color 9871.  It doesn't really look like the color in the photo and looks even less like the color on their site.  It's still pretty.  I though it would make a fun hat for a sailor to wear.  There are women on that ship, and this looks like a girly color. 

The Fun Fur scarves got set aside since the hats have a time constraint on them.  However, just to show you that they aren't forgotten, I cast this one on last night.

I got home in time to watch LSU vs Tennessee, and Texas vs. Oklahoma.  Texas lost, as I sort of expected them to.  They are where Oklahoma was this time last year.  They are still trying to find themselves after having lost so many key players.

DALLAS - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Garrett Gilbert  of the Texas Longhorns drops back to pass against the Oklahoma Sooners in the second quarter at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

LSU thought they'd lost, too.  That game started out with a bang, Jordan Jefferson scoring on an 83 yard touchdown run on their very first play.  They got really sloppy after that.  They were trailing 10-14, and on the last play of the game, there was some confusion, followed by a bad snap that flew right past Jordan Jefferson.  Time had run out, and Tennessee thought they'd won, but there was a flag.  Tennessee had had 13 men on the field, so LSU got one untimed down.  Stevan Ridley powered his way into the end zone and LSU won.  It was the craziest thing I'd ever seen!

Don't believe me?  See for yourself:


Sus said...

Wow, serious yarn pr0n. Congrats on the stash enhancement. I likey. :)

Becky said...

Thanks, Sus.


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