Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fiber Friday - Souvenirs


It all started with patches my mom would buy when we visited a new place. She'd take the patch and sew it on a hooded sweatshirt for me. I remember that thing covered with patches. I think that started me thinking that I had to have a little trinket from every place I visited.


I moved on from patches to t-shirts and fridge magnets and then on to Christmas tree ornaments. I think that the time we visited Disney World we ended up with one of everything. But now, I've finally settled on yarn as the souvenir I seek when we travel. In fact, the first thing I do when I know I'm headed out of town is to map out the local yarn shops and see if I'll be able to work one into my trip.

I have put a few self imposed limitation on these out of town buys though. I try and keep the purchase small. Sock yarn is usually what I end up getting. It only takes one skein for a nice little project and it seems like there is always room for one more skein in the stash.

This trip to Florida I got to visit two shops, Knit 'n Knibble in Tampa and Needles and Knobs in St. Petersburg. This yarn is from the Tampa shop. It was a very friendly shop that seemed to draw a good crowd. My husband napped on the sofa while I shopped. It certainly was a comfortable place. I'd definitely go back if we are in the area again and I don't think he'd mind too much either.


Yarn Details
Brand: Colinette
Yarn Name: Jitterbug
Color: #77 Dusk
Fiber Content: 100% easy care merino wool
Skein Weight: 110 grams
Yardage: 291 meters
Online: http://www.colinette.com/

16 comments:

Bezzie said...

I've missed your yarn pictures! Nice souvenier!

Sue J. said...

So glad your yarn pics are back. What gorgeous color! Thanks so much for sharing.

Deb said...

Yea! Yarn pics are back. That J-Bug color is gorgeous. We have shot glasses from every place we visit but I do make it a habit of buying at least a skein of sock yarn every time i go to a new yarn store too!

cpurl17 said...

I missed you too! Pretty yarn!

Dave said...

Totally scrumptious!!

Stacie said...

what a great idea! forget the t-shirts!

gilraen said...

I had forgotten just how great you make the colours leap out of the photograph and grab you!! Awesome as always!!!!!!!

elizabeth said...

I always do that too, and now I'm angling to have my husband bring me back a yarn souvenier from Seattle. I'll be at SAFF - what do I need with yarn from Seattle?!?! It's crazy!

Angela said...

Wow! That's going to make some pretty socks:)

Ang

turtlegirl76 said...

You give good pr0n.

Lisa said...

I've just knitted a sock out of that same colorway, and I really do like it. Enjoy!

Monika said...

Wow, beautiful vibrant colores!

mel said...

I think yarn makes a great souvenier :) This yarn looks like stained glass - gorgeous, gorgeous pics!

Mom said...

One of my more favorite color combos. I hadn't thought about that patch jacket in a long time.
Didn't we cut the patches off after you out grew the jacket?? Anyway this souvenier is a good one.

Mary, Mary... said...

Great pix, as always. Great souvenir!

Bobbi said...

oh dusk is the perfect name for that! lovely!