My best friend and I made a trek to Knitting Heaven today, AKA Webs. It's a tad over 90 minutes from here, and it's an easy drive - about 45 minutes on a winding state route, and then a straight shot down a pretty section of I-91. We both went with lists for specific projects and wonder of wonders, we stuck to them! We oohed and ahhed over lots of luscious fiber but exercised strict portion control!
I bought this (Plymouth Encore)
for the Kari baby blanket. This needs to be finished by Thanksgiving.
I bought this (Valley Yarns Charlemont Kettle Dye in Whipple Blue). The picture doesn't catch the tones well.
for Rustling Leaves Beret. There's actually enough yardage for 2 of the berets with extra left over! This will be a Christmas gift (I hope!)
And I bought some Berroco Vintage DK
for this pattern, Kingscot. It's ruby but I don't actually have it. It's being shipped (for free) from their new warehouse since there were only 3 skeins at the home store. I seem to be on a red kick lately!
I"ve started knitting again despite my painful fingers, and as long as I stop frequently I'm doing okay. So. . . I am almost done with a pair of socks I feel like I"ve been knitting forever, and I can't wait to get started on some of the new projects!
We had a pleasant lunch at the Northampton Brewery (minus the brews!) and then headed home. I like days like today!