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Easing back in

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We're back from vacation and I'm easing back into my familiar and much-missed routines. I had a bit of a dental emergency that threw me off the planned drawing for the Manos Silk Blend -- results of the drawing are at the end of the post.

If you visit my Flickr you already know that I scored a skein of the Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn in Vincent's Apron. It's the coveted and hard-to-find semi-solid yellow. I considered buying a skein of the Elephant's Dream as well, but I'm glad I didn't -- it's now in stock at Twisted Yarns. Is it just me, or are other sock knitters looking for deeply-saturated solid colored sock yarn?

So the one yarn shop open on a Monday was The Black Sheep in Encinitas, California. It was a great little shop, with the largest stock of Colinette I've ever seen under one roof:

Colinette Wall @ The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep

Okay, I have to admit that I'm a little freaked out by some unfinished business (not just knitting) in my life right now. I plan to take care of (that is, FINISH) at least one thing today before I go to bed. It's not often that I feel this overwhelmed by the undone, but I kept putting things off while I prepared for our trip to California. So, I'm declaring it a "no excuses" day for myself. I'll be scarce today.

I used the Random Number Generator and "drew" the number 35; so the winner of my contest is Kenyetta! Kenyetta, I'll be emailing you for your address! Congratulations!

Thank you all for participating -- I really enjoyed (and am still enjoying) reading all the comments!

More contest results coming soon - I have extra copies of two knitting magazines that two more readers will receive.

Comments

No, it's not just you, we're ALL looking for the deeply saturated solid colored stuff! I have the Elephants Dream (and have you seen Whirly Fig?), but I am DESPERATE for some Vincent's Dream!

I am so excited! I hope everything is ok, dental wise!

Hope your vacation was grand. Sorry about the dental emergency. Yikes!

Puuuurrrtty flowers!

Glad you are back, but be sure to "breathe"!!!

Congrats to Kenyatta!!

good luck with your UFBs (unfinished business)it does feel *good* to finish things!

Looks like a lovely shop.

Happy Easter, my friend. Good to have you home. Just make a list nd go through it one at a time. ;)

Glad your back! :)

I hope you get all your unfinished business finished too. I don't like to have those kind of worries lingering in my mind either.

And wowzzazs! That's a lotta Colinette. :)

Congrats, Kenyetta! Nope, not just you - I love deeply saturated solids/semisolids.

Hopefully you got all done that you needed to.

congrats kenyetta!

Looks like you had a nice day from your photos!

Oh yes, deeply saturated solids or semi-solids - definitely the best yarn for socks in my opinion!

Look at that wall of Colinette - that almost scares me - where to start!

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