Monday, December 24, 2007

Noro Sock Yarn

Yesterday, in our quest to get out and check out different neighborhoods, Amy and I went driving around West Seattle. So, of course, I had to stop at Seattle Yarn on California and get some Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn.

It is color no S40, dye lot A. 100 grams, 420 meters. 70% wool, 30% Nylon

While we were out, we also got me a Garmin nĂ¼vi 200 GPS. I was really hesitant about getting one because they are really pricey but I'm so glad we did.

It is weird but since we've moved here I have been less willing to get out and explore on my own. And I really love to travel and learn new areas. So this hasn't made sense to me. I think the problem is that, unlike when I'm traveling and have time to kill, when I need to go somewhere or think I'd like to check something out, I have limited time. So I don't want to get lost.

So it is easier to stay at home and not get lost?!? WTF?

I think this disturbed Amy more then it did me. She is used to me being so self-reliant and last week when we got lost trying to get on the viaduct (there is only 2 exits from downtown,grrrr) and I got so frustrated that I stated crying because I nearly ran over some guy riding his bike in the crosswalk who came out of nowhere and then honked at me like I was the idiot who came out of a tunnel into a crosswalk, she insisted that we get me a gps, one that tells you turn-by-turn directions.

The GPS comes loaded with over 6 million addresses and locations. It can show where the closest restaurant or gas station is. It also has the phone numbers and addresses for lots of different businesses. And once you select a destination, it calculates the route and then talks you through the directions as you arrive at the places where you need to turn.

And the best featured? You can load your own map locations. So I converted my Seattle Yarn Map to the right format, uploaded it to my GPS, and now I can be anywhere in the greater Seattle area, turn on my GPS and see the closest yarn stores. Cool!


Carrie said...

Don't feel bad about the viaduct--it took me forever to figure out how to get on it from downtown, and I still screw it up about 40% of the time. I always get lost in West Seattle, too. The GPS sounds awesome, though! Please bring the sock yarn to knitting on Wednesday, if you'll be there--I'm dying to get a look at it!

Sabbath D. said...

I agree with Carrie. I use the force to feel my way around Seattle, and just try not to go when I have a time frame with out really clear directions. I think your GPS sounds SWEET! Your partner always sounds so sweet in your posts!

emicat said...

When I lived in Seattle, I learned to drive agressively city-style. but now that I drive into town here and there, I've wussied out and can't figure out how to navigate through it. I hope to get a gps for the car someday, but we've used our handheld gps for car navigation and it seems to work alright.

Let me know how the Noro sock yarn is - I've been curious about that as I do love the Noro kureyon yarn to make for them booga bags :)

Kay said...

My GPS is filled with yarn shops, too. Don't leave home without it, huh?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the gps, i just got that same one for xmas also.