2.24.2008

All over the place in January

I can't believe the calender will roll around to March in just 6 days and I haven't posted yet ... this year.  I know, I know.  Well here goes.
January:  
I knit at 10,023 feet at the top of Mt. Haleakala in Haleakala National Park
and at sea level in Maui, Hawaii.  Brad's mom and I visited this shop in Lahaina Maui.  They sell a small but nice selection of imported yarns and the lady working that day was very friendly.  She even gave us each a small gift with our purchases.  So if you find yourself in Lahaina, Maui, HI your trip won't be complete without stopping by this great little yarn shop!

Now here is something to cook your noodle.  We went to the grocery store and discovered that one gallon of milk costs over $5.00 in HI.  Here in SD about $2.50 - $3.00 per gallon.  I purchased some Tofutsies sock yarn in SD which cost me $16.00.  I purchased some of the same yarn (different color) in HI the cost was $8.00.  So why does milk cost twice as much and yarn only half?  The milk was produced on the island and the yarn imported.  These are things I wonder.  

Other than knitting, we just tried to have some fun!  Enjoy the pictures.

(Note:  I now realize that paying $16.00 for 100g of Tofutsies sock yarn is a bit crazy.  In my defense I was at an annual conference associated with my job and I needed something to do with my hands during sessions.  The yarn was worth every penny. )

End of January:
I finished my mom's socks and made a birthday gift for my niece.  
(pictures will be coming soon)

2 Comments:

Blogger Teri S. said...

It sounds like January was a good month for you. Hawaii, and especially Maui, is wonderful. I was there about 25 years ago and still remember it fondly.

Good luck with finishing your knitting.

3/08/2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger jaypl said...

Ahh...the price of milk - that's mostly up to the government and even if your milk came from the island, most does not it appears.

As for the yarn...maybe they just had extra in stock, who knows!

http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=6835231
About 80 percent of our milk is from the mainland.

Our milk prices are based on the price paid to farmers in Northern California.

5/17/2008 4:19 PM  

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