Saturday, September 18, 2010

Where did all the yarn in New Zealand go?


It's not counted as stash, though, if Needle Food is closing, is it? Yes, I know I only recently had a splurge there (evidence here), but, keeping in mind some of it is for my partner in crime and mother... Needle Food's closing. Which is unbelievably sad for us, though we all wish Michelle well on new adventures. And the yarn has a story to tell. It survived the great Christchurch earthquake!

That does sound a little glib, but our concern has been heartfelt for those hurt and rebuilding... and those just getting through the aftershocks and tremors. I experienced my first earthquake in Melbourne. I thought someone was rolling wheelie bins down the drive way. It doesn't quite have the same impact. I'm grateful for that.

Oh, and yes, you might spot a little Vintage Purl there. The dark one was called Clansman and I was just ordering my copy of I Shall Wear Midnight, so it seemed apt. I love Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series. I want my own wee free men! (Although, arguably, I've just taken my own wee free man for a walk and he's now curled up for a pre-dinner nap.)

Incidentally, I couldn't resist this project bag on the same principle.

Now, if I could just get my kitchen sink to look like this and have another article revised and sent off this weekend, I'd be a very happy girl. In the meantime, I'd better go and scare the parrots away from the hens.


drkknits said...

thats some haul. and you were only helping michelle, right, so its perfectly ok!

artificiallymythic said...

I got my stash too. *sigh* No more Needlefood. *sniffle*