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Monday, August 07, 2006

I am a dork.

I didn't want to turn out to live up to my childhood nickname. I hated it when people called me Dorky. It always made me feel like I was unclean, unworthy of the title of humanity. So imagine my surprise when that word was once again going through my mind as a reference to myself. I will always hate the name Dorky and not respond to it, but somehow being a dork has become a positive thing, a thing to be a little bit proud of, strange that.

This morning I woke up dreaming of a yarn store full of beautiful yarns, knitting needles, spinning wheels, drop spindles and silk hankies. I was offering to make a swift for the owner if she would let me have some yarn, a few silk hankies and a drop spindle. Thing is, I haven't even been there yet.

We are going to Thunder Bay to pick my Grandma up from the airport on the 17th after the kids go home. I have already found out where the yarn stores are and Google Map-ed them. The directions are tucked securely in my suitcase ready to go.

I have called them both for hours of operation and even have some alpaca and a pattern on hold for me at Threads in Time. The lady who answered the phone was so nice, friendly and helpful (and close to the hotel we are staying at) that I am going there first.

Can you feel my excitement? Are you not calling me a dork? Are you remembering the time you planned your first yarn crawl? Are you now calling yourself a dork?

Tell me about your first yarn crawl. Let's be dorks in happiness and fond memories together.

By the way, does anyone else's computer desk look like this?

8 Comments:

  • How exciting for you! I hope you have an amazing time :0)

    I went to visit my Mum in May, and the only thing I wanted to do was visit Ram Wool. And again, this trip - first day out, I'm off at Make 1. I suppose it's not really a yarn crawl if I don't go to more than one location, but still, I feel your thrill.

    By Blogger Charity, at 9:22 AM, August 07, 2006  

  • I wish my desk looked even that organized -

    You're not a dork, you're a nerd.

    From one nerd to another!

    Wendy

    By Blogger Wendy, at 10:34 AM, August 07, 2006  

  • Yarn crawl yeah! I am a nerdy dork too. I remember one yarn crawl years ago with my friend Louise in Toronto. We went from the west end (Romni) to the east end where we helped to unload some yarn from a store that was closing out! It was a great day!

    By Blogger Martina, at 11:02 AM, August 07, 2006  

  • Such a nice clean desk. My half of the computer desk lookes like a yarn store exploded on it. Thank goodness wool sort of sticks together, otherwise the thing would avalanche onto the cat bed next to the desk.

    I remember my first yarn crawl. It was to a local yarn shop when I found out they exixted. There is nothing dorky about letting your inner yarn child play.

    By Blogger Angelvista, at 3:11 PM, August 07, 2006  

  • seeing that now when I visit a new place, one of the first things I do is "google" for their local yarn shops...yeah, I get ya!

    By Anonymous heather, at 6:48 PM, August 07, 2006  

  • Hurray for you! I can't wait to see what you find at these new (to you) shops.

    I cannot off hand recall the first time I planned a trip around yarn shopping. But I do remember the last . . . it was today!!! I had to go to San Francisco for business and my 16 year old niece went with me. I bribed her into going to the yarn store with me (I let her listen to her Ipod all the way there.) The yarn budget is a little tight this much but I still spent nearly an hour there, looking and fondling and dreaming. And explain the difference between cashmere and cashmerino to Whitney, who was a surprisingly good sport!

    By Blogger Kristy, at 11:26 PM, August 07, 2006  

  • Honey, I think you are not a dork but a geek. The difference? Personal style. And you know, I think it's a lovely class of folks to belong to. So welcome to the geek world if you are ready.

    By Anonymous Suzanne, at 1:44 PM, August 08, 2006  

  • Dork, nerd, geek, whatever...it's hip to be square! OMG, I really am a dork! LOL.

    I wish my computer desk looked like that! The yarn and knitting needles make it look so inviting. Sadly, my desk just has piles of paper on it. :-(

    By Anonymous Amber, at 10:08 AM, August 09, 2006  

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