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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Why I may never visit Webs again.

Kay and I set off last Saturday morning (has it really been over a week ago??) for Whately, MA, where we met our friend, Linda (and saw her lovely, beautifully decorated house - how does she do it, working full time with two dogs and a cat?  It's not fair to the rest of us), then had a wonderful lunch at Sylvester's in Northampton.  Then...Webs.



I did all the right things - made a list, had a budget, had a few projects in mind.  I walked through the door.  List?  Budget?  Wazzat?  If any reasonable portion of my brain had been functioning, I would have chosen the little shopping basket instead of the full-sized grocery cart.  My rationalization was that I needed someplace to put my coat and purse while I looked around.  Of course, Webs is crafty - in all definitions of the word.  Their carts were in the warehouse.  Once I walked through that door, all was lost.  In my own defense, I did pick up and put down at least as much as I picked up and put in my cart.  That should have given me cause to pause.   But, but, NORO was everywhere and on sale!!!

I didn't take pictures because my eyes were rolling back in my head and sparks were flying from my fingertips.  And I forgot my camera.  Seriously, Webs is a mecca for all things spinning, weaving and knitting.  It is a glorious riot of colors and textures.  You can find almost anything you desire there, and yarn you didn't even know you desired.  It was a great trip.  I will never go again.  For at least a month.

4 comments:

  1. What fun! I can't wait to see what you make with it all.

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  2. You have my total permission to have done what you did. Who cares if you don't have any money for groceries for the next month? Fast a couple of days a week and you'll never even miss the lack of food. I don't know a knitter in the world who would have passed up all that lovely, luscious, gorgeous stuff you brought home. I would have done the same. And I'm not even knitting that much right now. I want so badly to get my hands on some of that yarn pictured and just F-E-E-E-E-L it!

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  3. Fiber - Budget - GROCERY cart...... bahahahahahaha! I feel your pain! When Mama Pea took me to here "secret yarn-barn" I bought so much that I felt like a teenager sneaking back into the house with my stash :)

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  4. Jane - I have been knitting away! The first hat did not fit right so it went into my volunteer knitter box. The second hat turned out great and I will post a picture.

    Mama Pea - Thank you! I will cut my monthly budget to $15 after this splurge. But, boy it was fun!

    Erin - Yes, there are some places that 'we' into which we should never venture...

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