Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Riotous Vacation Day

Today was the first day of my three day weekend. When you work in a restaurant, holidays mean tourists and long hours, not time off, so I’m enjoying my Thanksgiving vacation a little late this year.

How did I celebrate?

Smiley’s Yarn RRRRRiot!!!

Here's some riotously colorful cheap yarn



And some of the other rioters



The line stretched around the store; the crowds were dense and moving fast. Most of the yarn was flammable. I’ll confess here and now that I cracked under the pressure and, after a brief scan of the pickings, fled to Philly Slims for a therapeutic cheesesteak. Maybe next year.

You may notice that I also did a little redecorating around here using a new template, hope it's an improvement!

11 comments:

Sandra said...

my gosh, it's pretty over in these here parts. like the new template.

and my god, the humanity! i don't i have it in me to handle these crowds. i think trying to shop at Century 21 during the weekend some years back traumatized me.

hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. :)

Ashley said...

Wow, it's like the infamous Filene's basement wedding gown sale! Did you witness any catfights over the $6 ribbon yarn?

I would have run away too, especially for a cheesesteak.

Lisa said...

I'm with Sandra! That looks like an overwhelming amount of yarn and people, all crammed into one area. Sorry you didn't make any great finds... Have a great few days off work!

gleek said...

wow, love the new design! it's so clean and functional :) which is something that i always love to see.

the yarn riot was a bit crazy but i managed to get some bubblegum pink cotton ease (perfect for some spring knits for baby) and a big bag of charcoal grey merino yarn for a sweater for either me or KP. their notions area was good too. otherwise, there was a lot of crap yarn there that people were buying by the garbage bag full! :)

schrodinger said...

I think I conveniently forgot about the Smiley's sale - those crowds would have scared the sh*t out of me though :) Enjoy the rest of your time off.

Veronique said...

Yeah, the Yarn Riot is always a little crazy!! But there was 100% wool to be found...
I love your new template. Very clean and elegant.

Katie said...

I, too, fled empty handed. I think I suffered from too much stimulation. I love the new design in here!

craptina said...

ha, that was an intense sale! Don't feel bad about that cheesecake, you need to get that belly bigger!

Iraida said...

I've never been to smileys. I'm sure I'll find more gifts at threadless. I love it!

Jessica said...

Yikes, sounds scary! I missed the email, otherwise I'd have gone... but your post makes me not regret it so much. :) Better luck next time.

Katy said...

Mmmm...therapeutic cheesesteak. Is there any other kind?

I am totally not woman enough for the Yarn Riot. You get bonus points just for showing up.