Apparently this weekend was my weekend for trying new places and all of them were so great that I’m sure I’ll be going back…
Yesterday, Chris and I went to Why Knot Knit – I think this opened a few months ago, and we wanted to check it out. It really was a cute shop – pretty small, but a nice selection of yarn. I bought a couple of things
Berroco Comfort DK – I think I got caught up in the price on this one. In looking this link up, I just realized that this is 50% nylon/50% arcylic – for some reason I thought it was a wool blend. I, um, don’t really usually buy or knit with acrylic. I’m not snobby about it, but just prefer wool. I really can’t believe it didn’t look at the label – it was so damn cheap that I just got caught up in the moment! I bought 6 of the brown, and 5 of the tan – to make someone a cardigan (I wasn’t sure what color she’d like). Unfortunately – I didn’t buy enough of either to actually make the sweater (once I got home and checked the pattern). Sigh. I’m feeling like an idiot at this point – but the yarn is pretty and I’m sure I’ll find something to do with it. Maybe socks for the kids or something.
I was apparently in a brown mood yesterday because the shop had this beautiful roving that I just had to get. I just love the colors – very autumnal, and I think it will be beautiful spun up. Now if I could just start spinning again!
So there you go – the yarn shop was cute, and I’d definitely go back. But maybe next time I’ll actually look at the label.
Last night we went out to dinner with friends – we went to a restaurant that we hadn’t been to before but that our friends raved about. And wow – what a great place! The food was amazing (I had the most amazing duck), and we had a great time. Definitely will be going back.
I had breakfast with my sister this morning – and she is such a good sport that she let me measure her in the parking lot of the restaurant. I’m sure we looked a little odd, but now I have her measurements since she’s requested a sweater (and hopefully can find her better yarn in the right amount!) . I have the pattern picked out, but won’t show it yet since she occasionally reads this. I really need to finish some projects though – the count is starting to creep up no matter how hard I try. Maybe it is a good thing that the Berroco yarn worked out the way it did – I’m sure I’d have cast on!
Today, Larry and I took the dogs for a walk at Roaring Rock Park. We have lived in this area for 13 years, and just found this little park online last weekend while I was looking for new places to walk. So we tried it today. It was beautiful – I wish I had pictures to show you but I forgot my camera, and although we took some pictures on Larry’s phone, something is wrong and he can’t get them to me. It was really gorgeous out in the woods – and a very challenging trail for us and the dogs. But we had a good time, and came home tired but happy.
All and all, a very good weekend. Very active for me, but I did get enough down time to nap and knit too. I hope your weekend was good too!