Concepts In Yarn and Needlepoint

Cascade Elysian
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I was short two skeins of Cascade Elysian – light as air and excellent squish – to complete Lynette’s baby afghan (Mayflower Baby Blanket), so we went down to Concepts in Yarn and Needlepoint yesterday to see if we could acquire more. I was so excited, as I have been wanting to visit the store, and now I know how to get there and where it is!

OMG! The yarn colors were outrageous! The fibers full of texture! The store: comfy with two big tables to sit and crochet, knit or needlepoint. I could have stayed there all day, as I really miss sitting around a table with other fiber artists and chatting whilst stitching.

I got to meet June and Joanne, the proprietors, who were just as pleasant as pleasant can be. Joanne offered to help me convert my Jump For Joy Hoodie pattern from size: newborn to size: XXXL! Because Lynette was tooting my horn, I might be able to secure some extra income for crocheting…AND…I may be guest teaching crochet there soon.

As for the yarn, we only found one additional skein – we needed two, per the pattern – so I will need to improvise the border.

Can’t wait to return!

Oh, and the best part…they sell Universal Uptown Worsted, my new favorite acrylic yarn.


Bye Verna!

Verna's Farewell Party
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I had originally made plans with Cathy to attend this party, despite it being Cathy’s birthday. At the last minute she canceled on me. Fortunately, mom was having a yard sale that day, so she lent me her car so I could attend.

I made migas for the party, looking forward to eating the leftover when I returned home. They ate all of them and I got a few compliments on my cooking.

I met Verna through the El Segundo Slipstitchers knitting guild, but got to know her better when I started attending the Tuesday morning knit group with Cathy. After Cathy move to Hollywood, my attendance waned, as I do not possess an automobile. Verna is a sweet lady, who had a garden and made some delicious stuff for our potlucks. I wish her well in Oregon, where she has relocated. Perhaps if I ever go visit Tania again, I can include a visit to Verna as well.

It was great to see Barbara, Karen, Cherylynn and Cynthia again.