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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

So I finally figured out where Seaport Yarns is done in the Old Port, and decided to go check them out today. I came out with two skeins of sock yarn, one of Jitterbug, and one from a local hand dyer:

I'm actually really excited about the local yarn. I'll freely admit to loving my alpaca and the really nice South American wools, but as the price of oil and everything else is getting out of control, I'm trying to be a bit more mindful of buying things locally.

After that, since they didn't have the size needles I actually needed to get (hey, I'll leap on any opportunity to justify a yarn trip ;), I headed up to Knit Wit. I ended up buying the Knitter's Book of Yarn. I bought it because I'd heard great things about it, but it turns out she's a Maine author, so I was doubly glad to be buying it for that reason, and out of a Maine shop. Anna and I had a lovely discussion about Ravelry (aka knitting crack) while I was there. I love Knit Wit. They consistently have what I'm looking for, and it's a really friendly place to visit.

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