Monday, March 12, 2007

yarned over!!!

In my previous post i have introduced to u one of my favourite hang outs places the Hobby-Lobby. On one of our strolls, my mother-in-law wanted to check out the "wool" section..

Other than the knitting i did (after much swearing), during my S.U.P.W periods in school, i never even used to think abt it..(Some Useful Periods Wasted is wat we called them..N i don't remember the correct expansion for the Acronym ;-))

However, this is wat elders say..life changes.. N here i was staring at different colors n shapes n prices of yarn!!!I must say the collection was humongous!!! N to add to it there was an after winter clearance sale.. N so many ladies were flocking around.. N among them was one lady who looked very kind and sweet n gave us a polite smile.. I was simply lingering around feeling the soft mass of fabric n admiring the color combinations n glancing at the design patterns in display.. After we had made our selection of colors n texture n all, we moved on to buy crotchet needles..they were also displayed in various size n colors n each labelled with codes n numbers..(All Greek n Latin to me!! now Spanish too ;-)) Now came the million dollar question.. which size to buy?? that's when we thought of approaching our gentle old lady who was still roaming around..
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She was more than willing to help us.. Not only did she tell us the basics of crotchet, she also lead us to a shelf full of delicious looking (pl don't mind my adjectives.. sumthings happened to me today) yarns on sale for a mere 99 cents!! Now these looked really tempting and that's when a teeny weeny wish sprouted in my mind.. Y not learn to knit?? The cause for this noble thought to arise is that the kinda yarn on sale was just perfect for the kinda scarf that i had been wishing for ;-)

Not only that our sweet old lady showed us her cart full of knitting yarns n the half finished scarf she was working on.. n it looked really pretty...A girl as i am, the need for a pretty scarf just made me plunge out from all my laziness n now i have learnt single n double crotchet.. N next winter if i am still around, (or rather u r still visiting my page)u can hear abt the new white scarf that I've knitted :-)

23 comments:

priya said...

Dya: So sweet. You can also check your local library for beginners books crafts and knitting.

Good work.

diyadear said...

hi priya..
ya we did do that.. did refer to 2-3 books n have successfully completed a wall hanging :)

Little Miss Muffet said...

I always thought that knitted scarfs and tops look so pretty..and the color of the yarn..ooooh! some of them are simply gorgeous!! i thought of doing a similar project..but then dropped it..i think i'll probably run out of patience somewhere in the middle :)

priya said...

Whatz with disclaimer girl?? I can call you, email you and chat huh...

Just kidding. Take it easy.

Keshi said...

u'd have to teach me some good knitting...cos some day Im gonna have to sit alone in some apartment n knitting wud be the only think I cud do then.

Keshi.

diyadear said...

hey miss muffet, do give it a try.. if u get the hang of it.. u'll love it!!
priya, that was the result of one of my blues.. now i too am laughing at it ;) But guess i can let it be rt.. wat say u??

Radha said...

i'm a dud when it comes to knitting...but i love that picture of the colourful yarns :)

ushaaa said...

uhavidyanandhappy to here that u r using u r presious time for something useful.go ahead

Protegeoflife said...

good craft i have seen only in movies grandmas doin knittin never thought ne1 else will dare take those chopstick like sticks to weave a clloth good guide saand nice move of bloggin u r good

david santos said...

Hello!
This work is very good, thank you
have nice week

MeMyself_n_I said...

happy knitting. :-)

priya said...

No problem diya. Just fave fun and its your blog. Right:))

Bob-kat said...

Sounds like you have a new hobby! I'm afraid I have never had much of an interest in knitting or sewing or related past times. I much prefer my camera! :-) Variety is the spice of life though and it's great that you have something you enjoy!

Hershey said...

will read this later tonight...whats with the "disclaimer"?
didn't see that one before...

diyadear said...

radha, i too was one untill recently ;)
protege,crotchet is not done with chopsticks like needles but with a single needle.. Anyways nice to know u..
david, thanku.. its almost weekend by the time i am replying.. sorry for that have a gr8 weekend :)
memyself, feels funny addressing u this way.. (just kidding)
B-K yes ur best with ur pics.. dont get diverted :)

diyadear said...

priya, yup cudnt agree more..
keshi, sure thing that will be a gr8 excuse to send me tickets to fly to australia :D

diyadear said...

hii harshal,
glad to c ur back.. disclaimar is just little nautanki ;)

Ps said...

Somehow though i love the bright colours and the look of wool, i HATE knitting.I'd rather run a mile--or maybe two miles :-)
Nice picture.

Reshmi said...

Divya,

Took sometime to catch up with you on this space..U have some really refreshing and real style of writing...
Well SUPW is Socially Useful Productive Work..well I too remember the 2nd expansion better..lol..;)

Keep writing!

Regards,
Reshmi

diyadear said...

Ps, HAHA.. cudnt stop laughing!!
Reshmi,ya.. now i too remember.. thanks for the info n also the compliment :)

Lotus Reads said...

Diya, you've inspired me to take up a new hobby too! I think it's amazing you were able to learn double crochet so quickly, good on you! I love the colours of the yarn, they're beautiful! And, I am not going anywhere, so post the pictures of your scarf as soon as you are able! :)

Moi said...

lol@ SUPW...:) i too cant remember the full-form of it, now!!!
the pic reminds me of Vardhaman wool ads from our growing up years!!! :)

diyadear said...

lotus,
i am honoured!1 the scarf will take time as i am a lazy bone n winter is now far far away!! unless my husband wants to take me to atlanta or sumthing ;)

Moi,
Reshmi now reminded me that SUPW is Socially Useful POroductive work :)

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