Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wendy, forgive me for I have sinned . . .

New Yarn. I broke down and bought New Yarn. Please forgive me, Wendy of Knit-from-your-stash. I just couldn't resist.

This is what happens when you listen to those happy podcasters over at Ready, Set, Knit!. You end up getting sucked into the Anniversary Sale products at Webs. That's right, not only did I sin, I did it with America's Yarn Store.

I have had a copy of "The Best of Lopi" pattern book for, like, forever, and I pull it out to read about every two weeks. With Lopi yarn on sale at Webs, what can I say? It was late, I was tired, he was so good looking. And, now, about one week later, I get a little reminder of my late night fling at Webs. Enough yarn for two sweaters at barely $70.

Enough reminiscing.

You know what I have been researching today? Wetsuits. Triathlon wetsuits for swimming in the freakishly cold lakes of Minnesota 2007. It's so cold here the ice is coming BACK IN on Lake Minnetonka. It is also snowing. Has been all day. Gaack.
I am swimming in the Manitou Sprint Triathlon on June 10 and if I am going to get any open water time in, it means a wetsuit.

Why can't I knit one?


Lorraine said...

Yikes - I can't imagine open water training at all in the spring/early summer. Once upon a time I dreamed of doing a sprint-tri but, brrrr, not this early in the season.

BTW, didn't Wendy have one "Get out of jail free" card in her stash busting rules? I think you might be forgiven, since it was sale yarn.

Luke said...

Make the trip over to Wayzata and GearWest. Best selection in the cities by far.

If they seem expensive, make some extra money by charging family members to watch you try to wriggle into/out of it the first few times until you get used to it. I was with a friend of mine trying on a wetsuit and she got really annoyed at me when I just stood there and giggled as she tried to change out of it. Good times good times.

Guinifer said...

I am LMAO at the idea of you swimming in a KNIT wetsuit! Can you imagine what that thing do!!!!

The Lopi is lovely.

Ellen said...

I don't know, I have heard that wool is warm even when it's wet.

As for the wriggling, there are such things as Assigned Strippers at really big races. That's right, they're the ones assigned to help racers out of their wetsuits. Sounds like a real hootenaney.