my transformation into becoming a hippie is progressing nicely, thanks to saturday’s outing to the spring stitch n kitsch sale:
we lucked out that i happened to finish work on saturday at 3 pm instead of the usual 4 pm, so mom and i had some extra time together (never a bad thing).
our afternoon started on a sour note. you will not believe this tale of woe: remember my new peacock feather earrings? well, i wore them FOR THE FIRST TIME on friday eve to knitting club, and before i even got to shall we knit, i had lost one:
mom and i popped into earthwinds so that i could purchase another pair…and they had none in exactly that style. wah. happily, we managed to turn our luck around at stitch n kitsch.
as per usual, right inside the front entrance was studioloo, home to gorgeous yarn. the first skein to catch my eye:
we made our first purchase (ok, mom bought me a treat) 46 seconds later when i spotted this magnet:
artist kym posed graciously for the blog!
i loved the message on this piece of art:
just like last time, mom and i did a tour of the room to see everything, then we went around again to do some buying [we deviate from this plan when we see something like the magnet that we adore too much to pass by on the inital go-'round].
we’ll pause here for a philosophical intermission:
so, back in december, mom bought me a pair of tie-dye undies. i wear them every single week, and they are always in the wash when i do laundry. in december, i said to mom that i would buy a tie-dyed cami at the spring sale. well, we were seriously worried for a moment, because we did not see the tie-dye booth! but then we did find it, so all was good. meet julia of green cocoon!
we had the best time chatting with julia. then mom said i needed another pair of undies (you don’t argue with your mom when it comes to underwear):
…and i selected the item i will get at the next show:
i had worn my pin-up girl hair barrette (picked up back in december) specifically today…
…but sadly, the vendor was not at the show this time.
however, i DID find more hair clips!
it was two for $10 (a steal or what) and i went with the GINGHAM RED with YELLOW BUTTON clip and the BABY BLUE flowered bobby pins. they will be fun for summer. the artist is vanessa from this little bird.
we finished up back at the yarns. check out a few more names of colour shades – they crack me up:
i got a flash of inspiration for a future knitting project…but for some reason, my camera conked out right at the moment i was trying to capture the yarn, so you’ll have to wait for the explanation/description for eight months! i thoroughly enjoyed the in-depth knitting conversation i had with mat from manspun as my brainwave came together!
mom and i convened to s’bux, right next door since we still had not chatted ourselves out, and we desperately needed
a drink fizzy water and a blueberry bar:
what a great afternoon. and you can bet that our calendars are already marked for stitch n kitsch’s winter sale!
if you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be? it is only fitting to end with a hippie-dippy question, today!