New sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe! The bottom skein is a Duet, which is a skein of yarn for the main body of the sock plus a smaller solid color skein for the toes and heels. Way kewl. And the shipping from there was lightning fast, so my desire for new stash was quickly satisfied.
From there, my tale of woe begins. Enter my two friends Jill and Andy, who lead little ol’ naive me, innocent as a lamb, to the slaughter (Richard tagged along as pack mule because we promised him lunch). First we go to the needlepoint store in Buckhead. I was successfully resisting the urge to purchase when I hear Andy say “Sheep!”. She has found the Sheep of the Month. July and August, plus all the fibers to do them, have to come home with me immediately. I was powerless. After all, it was sheep, right?? I mean, look at them!!!!
The store is In Stitches, and I have to say I’m very impressed with Laura, the owner, and her knowledge and suggestions as far as a stitch guide for how to gussy up the sheepies. I’m anxious to get started on them, particularly August, because it’s going to be way cute. And yes, arrangements have been made to get the rest of the sheepies to my house…. (**sigh**) At least if I went down, I dragged Jill with me, because she’s in the process of purchasing a snowman canvas and fibers, and Laura’s doing a stitch guide for her. 🙂 It’s her first needlepoint project, so I’m anxious to see how she likes it.
From there… to the knitting store, which turns out to be the one that has a branch in Highlands, NC that Heather found. Again, I didn’t intend to buy anything, but there it was: the highly coveted Opal sock yarn that I hadn’t been able to purchase….
And as you can see, there was this dandy little Lantern Moon sock-project-sized holder that also jumped up onto the counter with the Opal. Jill got some sock yarn too…. just not quite as much. Andy exercised remarkable self control during the entire shopping trip. As we all know, I have no self control. I was led into temptation and quickly succumbed.
After a lunch at a restaurant near downtown Atlanta, we went our separate ways. I’ve been led astray. Note that it’s not difficult to lead me there, as I didn’t put up too much of a fight. Thank goodness for a bit of disposable income.
Say, did anyone else notice that Silkweaver has grab bags on sale???? 😉