First, thanks to the first four customers to my Etsy shop! I think that's pretty good for being up for a week.
Second, happy Thanksgiving to all the other Americans. We went to Flint's cousin's house and we got to visit with their cute daughters. I also was highly amused that a six year old beat a 42 year old, self proclaimed card shark at Texas Hold'em.
Two Day Work Week
Besides Turkey day, this has been a short week. Monday I had Jury duty, which meant I got to sit in a slightly too warm room squished between too large men all afternoon. At least I had my knitting, and was able to finish 1/2 of Christmas Surprise #2. (Christmas Surprise #1 was finished and blocked.) I started the Geyl Shawl from my Koigu mill ends, and cruising right along. I bitched up the cast on row, adding a stitch, and it took me three times ripping the first row of the lace pattern to figure out why I was a stitch off. Counting is a good knitting skill.
Yarn Diets are for Wimps
Last weekend Flint was nice enough to haul me to a spinning and knitting store in Bucks county called Twist. It was a slow day, and the shop owner let me play with a few wheels even though I told her I wasn't in the market. She even gave me some pointers. I didn't look at the yarn much, but she carried very good stuff, like Blue sky, Wool in the Woods, Noro, etc.
I did buy some roving:
Chasing Rainbows Merino
A silk 'brick' from Chasing Rainbows- just amazing colors!
All in all Twist is certainly a good stop if your a spinner, and a decent LYS if you needed one. She was a little short on sock yarns, but otherwise carried good stuff.
Besides that, a few more things I've acquired:
Black Bunny Fibers sock yarn in Succotash, more Anne, and 5 skeins of this colorway in Koigu for a shawl.
*burp* what a feast!