Another super-fast, photoless entry, this time from a room in my aunt-and-uncle-in-law’s bed and breakfast, cranked out before stopping by Uncle Dan’s new apt. and trying to get in some beach time before we skip town back to the Cape.
Yarn stores in RI are fantastic. So much for our “no more sweaters’ worth of yarn” pledge; when we saw the $1 a ball bin chock full of some shiny red stuff from Berroco, at Knit One Purl Too right down the street from the B&B, we fell down really hard. These folks know how to have a sale; we walked out of there swearing up and down that we were done with yarn shopping for this trip. Forget yarn fast; I think I may need a yarn detox during next week’s trip to Maine (just me and my girls; looking forward to it so much!)
Between the two states, we’ve searched out 11 yarn shops; out of those, we hit up 6; one was just closed, one was a barber shop, one was a “Posh and Naughty” store, one had gone out of business, and one no one had heard of for miles around. Which is just fine, six was e-freakin-nough. No more yarn buying unless it’s for specific Christmas gifts. (Unless it’s on a really good sale. Then we can’t be held responsible for our actions.)
Photoless project update:
-The shawl is just past halfway done! I still celebrate each and every pattern repeat. 17/31 done.
-StH is SO close to being finished. I cranked out a little belt for it but ran out of yarn; adding some length to that and a couple of belt loops will bring this puppy to a close, just in time for the recipient’s birthday. Pretty good, consider it’s also her Christmas and High School graduation present.
-I figured that running out of yarn was close enough to have earned my prize yarn, so I started a little feather and fan sock on size 1 needles in Poems Sock. I’m giving myself eye strain, the stitches are so small, but every few rows I stop and sigh at how beautiful the color change is coming along, so I guess it’s worth it.
It’s off to the beach with me!