So what's a girl to do but go to the yarn shop? Knit! had four or five customers when I got there. They are planning a weekday evening stitchnbitch, and, God bless them, they are open for a few hours on Sunday afternoon! They are definitely leaning toward the high end, lots of Trendsetter and Fiesta and such, lovely stuff but pricey. I would knit with nothing but Fiesta if I win the lottery tonight, but that's what it would take. Did I buy anything? Dumb question. I bought the book and yarn for the Margaux sleeveless tank, coincidentally in the color in the photo. It was a toss-up between that and the Zodiac tank. Somehow Margaux called to me, and I love the feel of that Denim Silk. I'm happy that this shop is catering to lightweight yarns suitable for the climate. Denim Silk in that pattern will be totally wearable in August. Though I think they could take the novelty yarns down a notch. The owners aren't that into them either, but they know what sells. Judging by the traffic today, I think they may do okay. I'll check out the SnB when it starts, it's so close to home how could I resist?
I also bought size 1 circs so I can play with socks on two circulars. I have the book, I have a shitload of sock yarn, I have just never bothered, because my dpns and I get along just fine. But whatthehell, if it's faster and I'm less likely to drop a dpn somewhere inconvenient, I'm in. I have a few road trips lined up for February and March, it sounds like sock time.
But not those self-striping Things. They are going to the frog pond. I keep looking at them. I am still not enthralled. They are not that interesting. They are not that good-looking. They are not at all exciting. If these socks were men, they would begin haunting my cubicle. Goodbye socks. I have sock yarn I actually LIKE and would want to