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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

on a one person mission

4-cones
to save the world economy. Between last Friday and today i've done more than most secretaries of treasury to help the economy.Last Friday i ordered the yarns above. Gorgeous 2/48 merino from Colourmart. This is the second time i order from them and they always amaze me with their fast delivery. A dark blue, a tad darker than the photo, a black , a brown /charcoal melange and a dark charcoal cone will be woven into a very restrained Oelsner crepe cloth for a top.difficult to create a new crepe bcause Oelsner mapped them all out.

On Saturday i ordered 4 books from Amazon.Don't think they qualify for the mission as i used a gift cert i had.But still they fall within the shop till you drop scheme.
On Monday i ordered a new Elna sewing machine. i wanted the 5100 which is relatively simple in bells and whistles, but it has what i need-want.And price wise i do not have to rent out husband-san by the hour in order to buy it.
i also bought some embroidery threads while at the shop.When i go back to pick the machine up i'm contemplating getting some accessories such as embroidery feet and twin needles.
And this coming Friday i'm checking out a tailor dummy with Ruth.

All this shopping activity is very unusual to me because i'm not into shopping and shopping is not my idea of a fun pastime. So this definitely is a mission.
Can't wait to chill out and start weaving


neki desu


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6 comments:

  1. That yarn site looks excellent. I might have to see what the shipping is to Canada! Thanks, Evelyn

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  2. I've ordered from Colourmart, too, and was very pleased with speed and quality. Even shipping to California was fast. Can't wait to see your crepe cloth woven!

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  3. my my. mission, i'll say.

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  4. I think there must be more sources for fine yarn and reeled silk available in Europe. I tried getting a reeled silk fine enough to weave a tartan scarf commission a number of years ago and wasn't able to find any in N.A. and didn't know where to look in Europe. (pre-easy-internet!)
    Evelyn

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  5. Mmmm, nice yarn shop. I haven't used them before so maybe it's time I did my bit for the economy too...

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  6. retail therapy, you can't beat it :-)

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