Monday, March 05, 2007

Cold, Cold Michigan

Sadly my get-together with Kristi and a few other Michigan bloggers was cancelled. Happily, Scrappy is back on his feet, er, diaper and sucking down his college tuition in pricey formula.

(It was a little touch and go there even getting to Lansing on Friday evening. I don't like driving in such as windy weather.)

Even though my plans were re-arranged, I had a great time in Michigan. I really feel like I've recharged my bunny batteries even though I'm very tired. I was finished judging by 2pm on both days and, of course, I had to hit the yarn stores. First I popped up to Rae's Yarn Boutique where I was fortunate enough to meet Rae herself. Oh, and finding her shop, um, I had trouble. I also turned the wrong way up a one-way street, but saved myself by swinging into a parking lot. (I may have also stared forlornly at her shop sign trying to figure out how to get into the lot to park. )

Having purchased some particularly "oooo" worthy yarn, I then drove to Threadbear. When I say drove, I mean that I promptly passed the correct exit and had to turn around at the next exit and drive back to my original exit. I might have also cursed very loudly to myself. It was pandamonium there (as there was a LARGE sale going on), and I walked around with a very glazed look on my face for a good, oh 60 minutes before I was able to find something. I was, once again, dumbstruck by the sheer amount of yarn. Having said this, I'm not sure that I could survive Webs.

Once I was able to drag myself out of Threadbear, I made my way back to my hotel room for a quick regroup before my dinner with Erin. I suppose you could say that I was a little yarn fuzzled, because when I stepped into my room I was carrying my yarn haul bag from Threadbear instead of the pair of boots I thought I had picked up. Oops!

Needless to say, I then had a fabulous dinner/evening of chatting with Erin. Who, by the way, feels the same way about tomatoes as I do: raw and soup equals ucky, sauces equals yum. Odd aren't we? :)

My trip back to West Lafayette was uneventful, but I was glad to be home. Plus I worked on some paperwork that I needed to finish. I am, however, still quite tired and looking forward to a nice regroup before I give my presentation for class tonight. I have many yarn purchases to confess and I will do my best to have an ongoing series of entries over the next few days.

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At Monday, March 05, 2007 1:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the same way about the raw and sauce thing! Harlot hits Ann Arbor in April - you game for round two? BTW - just got your messages and soooo glad you met up with Erin (she's a sweetie with great sarcasm!) and Rae.

At Monday, March 05, 2007 2:34:00 PM, Blogger AR said...

Yeah, Michigan is cold and yucky sometimes! At least it sounds like you had fun.

Your first link to Kristi says worpress, and takes you somewhere else. Thought you'd want to know. :)

Yarn Harlot in Ann Arbor in April. Hmmmm!!

At Monday, March 05, 2007 5:08:00 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

Glad your somewhat recharged!
A good yarn spree always helps :)
Show us the goodies!

At Monday, March 05, 2007 10:00:00 PM, Blogger ~Tonia~ said...

I am the same way with tomatoes too. Sounds like you had a good time and you were able to get some sanity back.

Can't wait to see the pictures of yarn and the fun that you had.

Hope that the presentation went well this evening.

At Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Dana said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend. I experienced the drive Friday as well, as we were traveling up, up north. Sorry we didn't get a chance to hook up, maybe I'll see you again in April.

At Tuesday, March 06, 2007 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I can't believe you didn't coem to see me. I'm about 40 minutes from Threadbear. Not a lot of yarn at my shop though. Just laceweight and a lot of wool and spinning wheels.
If you're coming back for Stephanie in April you'd better come and see me then!

At Tuesday, March 06, 2007 4:33:00 PM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

I'm glad your feeling re-bunny energized. And sounds like a great shopping extravaganza, which to me is more then one store because well I just don't shop much.

At Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Ha ha! Yeah I dropped to my knees and wept when I walked into Threadbear for the first time too!

And Rae's yes, I know I've bended a few traffic laws to get into her place ;0)

At Monday, March 12, 2007 5:47:00 PM, Blogger Kel said...

Haha... getting to Rae's is difficult even if you've lived in Lansing all of your life. :o) I'm glad you figured it out though! :o)

Thanks for the comment about needles, I think I'm going to adopt a set of Denise's and then go from there just so that I actually have something to knit with until I make up my mind on what my preferred needles are. :o)

Are you the Kelli that's going to see the Yarn Harlot with Kristi? If so... I'm the other Kellie! :o)


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