Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mainely Fun Quilt Shop Hop

I headed up to Waterville bright and early this morning to finish up some business with my (former) employer and then went to the yarn shop to pick up one of those magic loop style circular needles. My good friend Chris was using one last week to make a hat, and I immediately realized the advantage in using it for my little bitty beaded bag. I actually bought one last week but wasn't thinking and bought the wrong size.

I bought some sock yarn too. I found a book a couple weeks ago on making toe up socks and wanted to try it. The directions don't make a lick o' sense to me right now, but I joined a new knitting group on Tuesdays, and one of the ladies has agreed to teach me.

I also went to the quilt shop in Litchfield to pick up some Shop Hop passes for the Mainely Fun Quilt Shop Hop, which includes eight shops and runs from April 30 to May 3. You get a little giftie from the shop when you buy the pass, and we got these green coffee mugs with a little treat inside and a seed packet tied to the handle. The mugs have the Shop Hop logo on one side of the cup and the names of the participating shops on the other side. There are about eight of us going together on the Shop Hop over two days, so we'll have a ball!

I did do some stash damage at the quilt shop. (And I expect to be in a lot deeper after the Shop Hop. Darn good thing I didn't go to MQX last week!) Anyway, I've been collecting fabrics for a pink and brown quilt for a year or so, and today I bought a bunch more. I probably have enough to get started now...even though I must already have a dozen or so quilts I should be working on finishing. Well, I've said before how much I love starting a new quilt! I know that would drive most people nuts, but it's my favorite way to work.

6 comments:

Judy S. said...

Hmmm...do you suppose it's a gene? I work that way too; lots of projects going on all at once. Love your new sock yarn! I'm sorry about your forced retirement, but it sounds like you'll have no trouble filling your time! I retired in 2006 and haven't ever been busier! Happy knitting and quilting.....

Exuberant Color said...

It's the ONLY way to work. I have many things going and that never stopped me from starting something.

Margo said...

Tell me about it ...I always have something 'new' but I really am trying to finish others...I am excited about Shop HOp...looking forward to being with you all...love your yard...I think you are filling in the hours!!! (smila)

Barb D said...

Oh, I so wish I could go with you all on the shop hop but it is not in the cards this year!! Have fun! Oh, I'll see you Friday at Koleen's anyway!

Pat said...

Glad retirement is agreeing with you!

Love the shop hop goodies but escpecially the green mugs~what a cute idea! Have fun 'hopping' with your friends :)

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Sounds like alot of fun. You know for some reason, I have never particapated in a Shop Hop. Maybe because there is never one close to were I live. Love your sock yarn! Have a blast...