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Old 06-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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I Treated Myself Today
So, the saga of my college education is officially at its end.

I graduated today!

The graduation was in a city almost two hours from home...right around the corner from a good yarn store that I hardly ever get to visit. So, after the ceremony, I told my family I wanted to go yarn shopping. Although that went over like a lead balloon, I decided that it was my day, and I was gonna do what I wanted. While they sat in the car and waited, I shopped.

The name of the store is Unwind.




It's small but packed with goodies!










Despite all of the lovelies, I only picked up a few things...

This one was on clearance. Since I do a lot of knitting on the Oddball Baby Blanket project, I thought I could use it for that...




I love, love, love sock yarn...here's some Tofutsies...




And this one was the real treat...Tilli Tomas...my husband would totally freak out if he knew what I spent on just this skein...




I don't know if you can see them, but there are glass beads spun into the yarn...

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Old 06-21-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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What a nice treat! I love that Tilli Thomas yarn, what are you going to make?
Congrats on graduating, I graduated on thursday- maybe I deserve a treat too!
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Congratulations on graduating I am so proud of you & so happy for you after all the hard work you put in you deserve it. ...The yarn you picked out is great I love the one with the glass beads very beautiful I can't wait to see what you make with it congratulations again....
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Definitely treat yourself!!!!

I absolutely have no idea what I'm going to make. I probably should have bought two skeins, but it was so expensive. I might wait it out and buy another skein in a few weeks when a friend and I go yarn shopping. I'll probably just look on Ravelry and see what others have made with it.

Oh, and congratulations! After watching the graduate students get hooded, I've almost decided that I want one of those too. The hoods are way cool! Who knows...maybe in a couple of years I'll go back to school.
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Congratulations on a job well done, and also the wonderful yarn finds. I would say a treat well deserved. I have already made a 'note' about the Tillie Thomas.
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You know you have my congratulations!
And OF COURSE you had to get yarn! Love the color of the TT. Will be waiting for a pic of the FO made from it.

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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
Definitely treat yourself!!!!

I absolutely have no idea what I'm going to make. I probably should have bought two skeins, but it was so expensive. I might wait it out and buy another skein in a few weeks when a friend and I go yarn shopping. I'll probably just look on Ravelry and see what others have made with it.

Oh, and congratulations! After watching the graduate students get hooded, I've almost decided that I want one of those too. The hoods are way cool! Who knows...maybe in a couple of years I'll go back to school.
I think school is addictive! It's like a high. I graduated university last year and a post-grad this year and I can't believe I'm not going back. I think I'm in denial!
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR GRADUATION

AND WHAT A LOVELY LITTLE STASH ENHANCEMENT
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NICE!!! What is the Tilli Tomas yarn made of? It's gorgeous! Do you have specific plans for it?
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NICE!!! What is the Tilli Tomas yarn made of? It's gorgeous! Do you have specific plans for it?
Reading from the label...

"100% Natural Spun Silk w/Glass Beads"

It's lovely to the touch...I can't even describe it.

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