Monday, March 8, 2010

Patience is...

Patience is a nuisance, sometimes. Seeing no viable alternative, that's where we're stuck.

The Portland Yarn Crawl was last weekend. What with one thing and another, Tracy and I had exactly one day -- Friday -- to participate. We agreed that, in the unlikely event that one of our names was drawn for a prize, we'd split it. It doesn't cost to dream big, after all!

We went to nine stores in seven hours (we had a plan and a GPS), hitting stores we'd never visited before (Close Knit (need to go back, now that we know what they've got), Yarn Garden (lovely space, lovely people), Happy Knits (near Yarn Garden, lovely people, entirely different lovely stuff!), and Northwest Wools (kind, helpful people, and they group yarn by color within weights!)), favorites (Twisted (love), Dublin Bay (love), Knit/Purl (love - and Tracy knits samples for them), All About Yarn (more love), For Yarn's Sake (hadn't been there since opening day, and were even more delighted with them now)) and, had we not run out of time, two more favorites (Knitting Bee, Kathy's Knit Korner) would have been included.

Yes, that's a lot of stores but, as I said, we had a plan. And we didn't just stop in, sign up for the prizes and leave; oh, no!

One of us -- and usually both of us -- found something that HAD to come home with us at every single store.


Today, Northwest Wools called, and said we'd won a grand prize basket.

Okay, technically, they'd pulled my name out of the hat. But it could have as easily been Tracy's. So, from my perspective, WE won a basket. I did collect it on the way home from work tonight.

But here's the "patience" part: I'm up to my eyeballs in grant writing this week. Tracy is up to her eyeballs in family stuff this week. We won't divvying stuff up until Sunday.

We may need another prize for "remarkable restraint"!


PNWBookGirl said...

Congratulations! So great to 'know' someone who one a basket.

PNWBookGirl said...

That should be 'won' not 'one' - darn migraine.

Tammy said...

Oh, oh, oh, pictures please! I didn't get to any shops, so have no idea what the baskets were.

Cindy said...

Congratulations! The All About Yarn winner came to pick hers up tonight. It was Kimmie, the president (or maybe vice president) of the Portland Knitting Guild! I'm very jealous, but happy for all of you, too. :)

Susan said...

That sounds such fun and congrats too, sounds like you deserved a prize.

As I told Tracy - I need to move. You have far too much fun without me! To make it more frustrating Trevor is arriving in Portland next week for a conference and I can't tag along as his parents are visiting here. Long Island is so Mundane.

My word verification is 'shump' very apt!

JustJen said...

I promise: pics on Sunday!

Rachel said...

jealous (1,000,000)