NOT A Morning Person

Today I woke up and felt like I was a member of the Walking Dead. At 8:30 my son is screaming “Mommy, mommy!” So I go to their room and he is sitting up in the bed and pointing to the window saying. “The sun shining, the sun shining.” I’m thinking to myself, wow! I tell him that the only time you call me like that is when there is something wrong. I shook my head and told them both good morning and escorted them into the living room. At this point my bed is seductively calling me. (I was up late last night making my son a sun hat.) But I trudged along, made my kids breakfast and myself a LARGE cup of coffee. (If your coffee tastes bland or you want an extra kick of flavor without adding any creamer, add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to your cup. It gives it a warm taste that reminds me of a latte.)

My little "big" man wearing his huge sun hat

My little “big” man wearing his huge sun hat

I didn’t realize that directions were in UK terms until it was too late. So I told myself that when his hair grows back (he used to have a curly afro until his sister “attacked” him with the kitchen scissors and gave him a haircut.) his ‘fro will fill it out nicely. By the time I was done, it was midnight and I wanted to get started on my kerchief head tie. I had bought some cotton yarn called Peaches & Creme in both black and white so I could make myself two. I found a great pattern for a triangular granny square as well. I spent an hour trying to work with it and I am having tons of problems. I tried to crochet tight, loose, use different hooks and nothing. I ended up giving up after an hour and went to bed.

But yesterday, I finally got the time to check out the yarn store called Charlotte Yarn and the kids and I had a fun time there.

Charlotte Yarn, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Yarn. Charlotte, NC

It’s a small corner store situated in a strip mall. It’s nice and cozy inside and there are tons and tons of beautiful yarn. The women who work there are awesome. We chatted about crocheting and what I have done already. I even got to showcase some of my work (my daughter was wearing the hat I made for her).

My Yarn Helpers

My Yarn Helpers

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Yarn…

yarn and more yarn....

yarn and more yarn….

They even had some beautiful things on display as well.

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Cutie patootey knitted baby items

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My kids helped me pick out a button for my mom’s cuffs

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I ended up with this: A dark green button with hash marks. Cost me $2.15 after tax.

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I really wanted to get some yarn there but it was out of my price range. One day, one day! It was a great outing yesterday and my kids and I walked all over the place. No wonder I feel like a zombie!

Well I am off to tackle that yarn, y’all have a great day!

God Bless!

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6 thoughts on “NOT A Morning Person

    • It’s really nice indeed! Even though it is a bit out of my price range, it’s a wonderful place to hang out. It’s so funny that we take for granted that patterns are written in US terms. I think it’s the same for the people of the UK when sharing their patterns.

      My kids do look adorable…don’t they? Until I get home! :p

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  1. Hey Tia, for quality yarns at a good price you may want to check out http://www.smileysyarns.com/. They sell high quality yarns starting at $0.99/skein. I recently ordered from them and received 4 lbs of Filati Lanarota mohair and some Red Heart Symphony yarns for around $20 including shipping. Their website is not fancy but don’t let that scare you. They are the real deal.

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    • I don’t know about that one….I was a bit intimidated last night when I was looking for yarn. I ended up buying from Walmart.com instead. When I have a little more cash flow, I will try again. I guess it is because my knowledge of yarn is not that extensive and I had no idea what I was looking at. :p

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      • No problem. 🙂 What I usually pay attention to the most when I buy yarn online is yardage (more is better) and the materials. Then I take a chance, cross my fingers, buy it, and hope it winds up being something I actually like working with. So far I haven’t had any bad experiences buying yarn online.

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