Well, the holiday weekend didn't get off to a great start. I got a call from my dad Thursday when I got home, saying that his doctor had called and he had to go to the hospital the next day (Good Friday) for a blood transfusion. That was all he could remember. I went over to see him and take care of some stuff and then just as I got home he called me again and said we had to be at the hospital the next day at 7:00 (AM!!) So on my day off I dragged my butt out of bed at my usual 5 AM, got ready, and went to pick up my dad and drive him to the hospital. We were there until almost 4:30 in the afternoon. So I grabbed some dinner, picked up CQ (she lives right up the street) and went to knitting. (Still hadn't been home!) That may explain my run-in with the staff, or maybe not. More on that maybe later.
By the time I got home I was wretched, cold, and miserable. So the only thing to do was put on some hand knit socks and go to bed. (These are, btw, the first socks I ever knit with self-patterning sock yarn.)
Saturday CQ and I went to check out a new yarn store. I think Heather went too, but not with us. It was only their second day in business. I purchased a little something from them (I have to support a new yarn store!) that I'm not going to talk about right now, and an Addi lace needle because I have to do some lace swatching and knitting. I really like this store, and plan to go back. They had lots of really nice yarn, and they're really close (right on Route 19 near Donaldson's Crossroads -- across from the Giant Eagle, if you know where that is.) Also, coincidentally, my brother-in-law just purchased a house right around the corner from it. Anyways, they had...Are you ready for this? A closet with shelves of.....SPOTTY YARN! And it's alpaca, too. I want to make a sweater out of all of this yarn (or maybe a blanket). I did get to some knitting on Sunday, but I think I'll cover that tomorrow. 6+ hours and I'm still at the cast-on. But I think I made progress!
6 years ago