Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Caron Yarn Mill Ends for Christmas How Cool Is That?

My very first Mill Ends. My husband got me 3 large boxes for Christmas. Here they are just spread out on
my dining room table. Mostly Simply Soft, so I am very happy. I will write a complete list of what I received tomorrow. I can't wait to line up those WIPS.

Here is the list of what some little elf at Caron's filled my boxes with, I am sooo Happy.
Simply Soft Quick
0010 Soft Blue – 1 pound
0005 Navy – 1 pound
0016 Black – 1 pound

One Pound
589 Cream - 3 pounds
539 Cape Cod Blue - 2 pounds
549 Sunflower - 1 pound
504 Peach - 1 pound
511 Taupe - 2 pounds
501 White - 2 pounds
535 Country Rose - 2 pounds
547 Deep Violet - 1 pound
566 Leaf Green - 3 pounds
556 Baby Rainbow Ombre - 3 pounds
603 Natural Tones - 3 pounds
Simply Soft Paints
0002 Rose Garden - 2 pounds

Simply Soft
2624 Lt. Country Blue - 6 pounds
2664 Orchid - 2 pounds
9729 Red - 2 pounds
9723 Raspberry - 1 pound
2601 White - 4 pounds
2626 Country Blue - 1 pound
2680 Black - 1 pound
2622 Plum Wine - 1 pound
2722 Chocolate - 1 pound
2613 Soft Yellow - 1 pound
2602 Off White - 1 pound
9622 Plum Wine - 1 pound

Simply Soft Brites
9605 Mango - 1 pound
9610 Grape - 2 pounds

Simply Soft Heathers
9507 Deep Teal Heather - 1 pound

The final group I can't find at Carons site. It is a beautiful soft taupe, looking like the one under eco yarn, but more than likely a discontinued yarn. I am tickled that they gave me enough to really do something with, 7 pounds worth. It is lovely, could have been a heather?

An Adorable Little Shop 'Knit1Bead2'

While on our travels through Arizona we happened on a lovely town of Jerome. "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America".
Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. Our first lucky strike was a rock and gem shop downtown, where we found several pieces for our collection.
We were directed from there to the higher level to dine at the Haunted Hamburger. We sat at the very end table on the deck outside which has a wonderful view of Jerome and the valley below. I indulged in the giant Haunted Chicken burger, and found it excellent. If you read the cardboard standup thing at the table, it talks of ghostly apparitions, the only apparition in that restaurant was our waitress.
On the way down the steps from the restaurant I happened to glance to the left and there was a lovely little shop called Knit1Bead2. An amazing collection of yarns and beads. I browsed forever, and ended up with a few purchases. They have a website: http://www.knit1bead2.com/
All in all a wonderful excursion through Arizona.