But somehow I simply forgot to visit the yarn shop in Rockport! It's apparently closing and was only open for a few hours on Friday. And during those few hours, my mind drifted elsewhere, probably to an indulgent episode of "Oprah" or a nap inside here.
I did, though, spend lots of quality time with my already-purchased yarn. There was serious progress on mom's French Bistro Top, but barring a black hole or other wrinkle in the universe, it won't be finished for her birthday last Saturday. (Oops.) And later this week, when I'm a little further along, I'll show off the beginnings of my Diamonique.
Despite rising at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, I didn't make it back to New York in time for the Spin Off, and I nearly missed meeting Yahaira at long last. After taking the train from Massachusetts, I grabbed a cab driven by a buffoon, so I bailed out and took the muggy, muggy subway to my car, then experienced a minor parking miracle in front of the Point.
It was such a treat to chat and crochet with Marie and Yahaira. I don't get to see Marie nearly enough because of my loopy schedule, and somehow Yahaira and I haven't met even though she's one of my knitting crutches. We spent an hour or so with the loveliest trio of ladies at the Point, who I hope will start commenting!
Yahaira was sweet enough to bring me two presents from her shop,
Pure Knits. Here's some luscious Fable alpaca and
And in an attempt to distract myself from my long-term project, I used the Bamboo to start a dream swatch head wrap. No, I'm really not trying to knit all of her patterns.