Can I Please Be a Nerd For a Second?

Ok, so it will probably take you longer than one second to read this post, but please grant me nerd-dom until I am done.

I went to a new yarn store today. Exciting, right? Maybe not for you, but for me, it’s totally exciting. I thought there was only one local yarn store in my area, but there are two.

My mind when I discovered the second: EEEEEEEEE!!!!

So, I decided to go today, because I love yarn and I love supporting local businesses. I was so excited, I just thought I would share my purchases with the internet, assuming that everyone waits on the edge of their seats for another update about my life. Because that’s what we do, we’re bloggers.

Cascade 100% Peruvian highland wool (I don’t really know what that means, but it sounds fancy) in the color Tahiti.

I apologize for the fact that I’m not a professional photographer, as it seems most bloggers are. The yarn has multiple shades of pink and orangey-coral colors throughout. I think I’ll knit mittens with it!

And now, my pride and joy:

Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% baby alpaca) in the color Vanilla.

Reader, do you know how soft baby Alpaca yarn is? Real dang soft. I love the white color of this yarn. It’s nice and creamy, not too bright. I have no idea what I’ll make with this, but whatever it is, it will be luxurious to wear.

Nerd time over.

I don’t know any French proverbs about knitting,



About Emily

I tend to embody the definition of "first world problems," so one night when I knew I needed to shower but didn't want to--in true first-world fashion--I created this blog. There were ulterior motives, however. I'm a journalism and french major at Mercer University, which means I enjoy writing (and France, apparently). I also like to think that I'm witty, and that the world needs to hear (or, rather, read) my wit. "La Vie, Selon Emily" means "Life, According to Emily." Emily, being myself. Now that that's out of the way, who is Emily? Funny you should ask, because I've made a short list: I was raised in the Georgia suburbs on a beautiful little thing they call "sarcasm." My parents taught me at a young age to appreciate this age-old art, and I like to think I've mastered their craft. I'm also quite the girly girl: Disney princesses were my childhood, and dressing up is my favorite. Despite whatever conclusions you may have drawn from #2, yellow, not pink, is my favorite color. I love commas, and feel that I use them too liberally. I love thinking and learning new things, and I love making others think and learn new things. I am a voracious reader, and I love the word "voracious." I just realized that I've used the word "love" entirely too much thus far. I sing in the shower. I sing in the car. I pretty much sing a lot, and I like to think I'm decent at it. If you give me grape juice, I'll be your friend. I will also be your friend if you love on me (examples include giving me a hug, rubbing my back or arm, playing with my hair, cuddling with me, etc.). I have two mottos in life: Any dress with pockets is a dress worth having, and any man who wears bow ties is a man worth dating (I will acknowledge that there are exceptions to these rules, as with all rules). Semi-finally, but most importantly, I am an utterly depraved sinner saved by God's unfailing grace and love. I will leave you with this french proverb: "A l'œuvre, on connaît l'artisan."
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4 Responses to Can I Please Be a Nerd For a Second?

  1. I would have been just as excited. 🙂 And I love alpaca!

    • Emily says:

      It was especially exciting because I’ve never just bought yarn before. I usually find a pattern and then buy yarn to fit the pattern. So just looking at yarn for the sake of looking, and buying on impulse was fun. (:

  2. I’ll be honest Em, I can’t relate to your yarn lust, but the sight of somebody openly expressing a passion of theirs is what makes me fall in love with the world all over again. 🙂

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