It looks like it's going to be a lovely day. Sun, warmer temps. Just lovely.
This past week was a vacation from school - Spring Break. I had a little trip to Pennsylvania to see a concert last weekend, visit with brothers I don't see as much as I should, and attend a cultural event all at the same time. Way cool.
The rest of the week was spent at home doing some spring cleaning, and of course, a couple of day trips to shop. Well, to add to the yarn stash more than anything else. Hey, I didn't take a trip, so I figured I could spend a little money on yarn. I know you knitters/crocheters understand that thinking... I've also started collecting old knitting pattern books (1930's/'40's) and found some very cool little books. And a tatting shuttle. I always wanted to try that, so now begins the search for some tatting resources. Like I need something else to do when it takes FOREVER to finish a knitting project. (And no, we won't discuss the Trekking XXL socks I started last summer......)
My friend Maggie and I made a little trip to Skaneateles, NY to a shop I visited last year, called Elegant Needles. On the way, we passed a HUGE fabric store (called Patchwork - I think??), and hanging under the main sign was a smaller sign that said YARN. We knew we had to stop there on the way home. Skaneateles was fun. I picked up a few balls of NASHUA Wooly Stripes Tweed (Autumn Tweed colorway). Then walking aroud the town, shopping, having lunch, and starting the trek home.
About 5 miles outside of Skaneateles was the patchwork shop which we planned on stopping at. Well, it's freaking HUGE! And LOTS of yarn. I came home with some NORO Kochoran (25% off - the sale ended the day before, but she let me have it at sale price!!!), and some Patagonia Nature Cotton (clearance!!!). This will be added to the Manos del Uruguay (which I have balled and did a little swatch) and Ironstone Yarn I got earlier in the week at a new shop near Syracuse. Hey, it's my vacation.....
School on Monday. Maybe that's a good thing. I won't have time to find new yarn shops..... Have a great weekend!