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What's In a Name?

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Today I grabbed a hat a recently finished and a favorite scarf on my way to work. The temperature finally dropped below 40° and forecasted to stay there. You don't know how long I've been waiting! It's the end of December and I should have been wearing hats and scarves already!

This new hat... oh, you're going to love it. I used Miss Babs' Kunlun DK in Coos Bay, an awesome light gray/blue color and it shines. It's all knits and purls, with some twisted knit stitches for textural contrast. The silk content in Kunlun DK makes the twisted stitches pop even more because they catch the light differently.

But the biggest problem is what the heck do I call it? Everything has to have a name!

Names are super important. You have a name, I have a name. I have several names really, depending who I'm talking to. Fortunately, I haven't had to name anything as important as a pet. Or a kid. I mean, that's forever and they might resent you later. Especially the kid…

Finishing Is the Worst!

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I was fortunate to get a vacation last May in Napa Valley, California and visited a great little yarn shop, Yarns on First. Such a friendly and fancy store with an amazing yarn selection. One thing I love about vacations is finding a yarn store and seeing what kinds of yarns and products are popular in different parts of the country/world.

Also, I always look to see if any of my patterns are in the store, or any of the books I'm in are in the store. I don't know what I expect the store owner to do, though. I guess I'm still a little weirdo.

I didn't see any of my patterns/books in Yarns on First, but that doesn't stop me from buying yarn. I bought some wool blend that was local to the area. I love local yarns. A couple skeins of Shibui Knits yarns also found their way home with me

Luckily, I wasn't the only person buying yarn. A friend went shopping with me, yarn enabling friends are the best, and she bought a couple skeins of yarn (one ITO Kinu and two ITO Se…