Monday, April 09, 2007

The Weekend Recap

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!


Celtic Queen said...

I'm telling you, I think I'me switching from making the Rogue from Andean Silk to using that deep purple on the top shelf. It was just too yummy feeling.

Heather said...

Yea!! Lace swatching!!

Teen Knit Rock said...

I SO WANT TO GO TO THAT STORE!!! Oh! I think I forgot to tell everyone, I GOT MY PERMIT! I don't think my mother would let me drive out there, but I'm moblie! WOO! And I went to Borders over the weekend, OMG{that means oh my god/gosh} sooo much better then B&N. They have that big area with comfy chairs and rockying chairs and I'm sure we could get other chairs. Also, they honestly have a better knitting book section. I must have grabbed 10 or more books that I looked at for over two hours. PLEASE!!! LEt's SwiTCh To BORdERS!!! booooo B&N!

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