February 22, 2008

I've been to mecca .....

My hubby had the week off so we decided to take a little trip up to Mass and check out some museums in Springfield, MA. This group of museums is referred to as the quadrangle consisting of 4 different museums all for one admission price.

You know you knit too much when you look at this piece in the museum of fine arts and think .... gee I wonder how much yarn that would hold .....
Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr Seuss is from Springfield so there are a couple sculptures of his amazing characters in the center courtyard. As always I was amazed by the parents who let their kids walk all over this artwork even though there were signs everywhere saying to stay off.
We stayed overnight in West Springfield and the next day took a little trip up Rt 5 to Web's. Like a kid in a candy store! Seriously it would be easy to spend $500 without blinking an eye. Only $95.00 so I think I did well. Online sock yarn was $7.49 a skein, Meilenweit was only $9.70. Bargins! Ella Rae was on clearance for $2.99 a skein. Think I'll make myself a hat, mitten, scarf set since I realized yesterday that I don't have a winter hat, scarf, or mittens. How sad is that? It's like the shoemaker's kids having to go barefoot. The tofutsies was on clearance for $11.20. I've never used it so why not give it a try. And the one thing I love the most is that skein of green sock yarn at the bottom. It's named Fried Green Tomatoes. Love the movie and had to have the yarn.

I managed to finish clue #4 of the sotsii. I printed off clue 5 last night. The group is on clue 6 so I'm not that far behind.


On our way back home we stopped with the intent of picking up W and N to spend the weekend at our house. I had called the night before and N was sick with a temp of 102. By the time we got there yesterday W was also ill with the same temp. We stayed and visited for a couple hours. I spent most of the time sitting on the couch rubbing backs and talking.

N hasn't been eating anything so in his small little 3 yr old voice he said, "Gram, could you get me some cereal?" I went in the kitchen to ask his mom and came out with a bowl of dry cereal. "Gram, could I have a shrek bowl?" Back in the kitchen to transfer the cereal into a green bowl with shrek ears. "Gram I could use some water." So back to the kitchen to get him some water and that's when my daughter came out with, "What are you? N's Lorax? You speak for the boy because the boy can't speak?" Ummm yes .... I'm Gram and my job is to cater to grand kids. And I'm very good at it too.

Snowing here. Suppose to get 7-8" so I'll be starting on clue 5 for sure.

12 comments:

Dee said...

Wow!! Love the haul from WEBS. That should keep you busy for quite awhile.

Ruth's Place said...

It's a lovely cabinet, and 'how much yarn would it hold?' is something I'd think too.

You are going to have such fun with all the beautiful yarn from WEBS!

monica said...

What a nice weekend and great yarn buys. I would be in big trouble if I lived that close to Webs.

Sydney said...

Nice yarn haul! It's probably good that I'm far away from Webs. It sounds like a fun time!

Sandie Knapp said...

Don't you just love it when you KNOW you have found bargain prices. That Online sock yarn was a great buy!

The Shawl is really looking super. Can't wait to see the finished product.

:)

Lynn said...

Oh wow look at all that lovely yarn!!! I say you did very well in keeping yourself in check.

and I LOL'd at the chest. I would think fabric since I have my yarn corralled nicely, its the fabric that's out of control!

Lastly I agree abt the signs and lack of parental care. Makes me crazy every time I see it.

Anonymous said...

I think wondering how much yarn the cabinet would hold is a very reasonable question!

Of course grandmas are to cater to sick grandkids. That's the function, right?

Great haul from webs. Very conservative of you, I'm sure. Not having ever been there. But, I do realize we're talking "kid in candy store" here!

Your Dishcloth Swap partner.

Ruth said...

Congrats on your trip to Mecca. Now....what are you going to knit first?

Marie said...

AWWWW! You are SuperGram!!! I hope to be as great a gram (meema) as you are!

I love the pics of the Dr. Seuss statue..adorable. I wonder how much yarn that gorgeous cabinet could hold..hmmmm

Thanks for visiting my blog...I hope the kiddies get better soon.

take care

herself75 said...

you've convinced me- I have to go to WEBS!

LOL about being the grandma! sounds like my boys and their Gram - both Grams actually...

I tagged you on my blog!

Lovs2Knit said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. It's probably a good thing WEBS is too far away from me. :)

Hope the kiddos are feeling better. You're a great Gram!

Sheila said...

I would think exactly the same thing - How much yarn would that cabinet hold. But, I might also drift into how many beads would it hold. Yes, let's order several of those. Very attractive!