January 22, 2010

A Little Retail Therapy

Yesterday morning I had to take our dog to the vet for a complete physical and teeth cleaning. Since she is a rescue dog she has a few problems with the vet and they usually have to knock her out even to give her a checkup. This left my whole day wide open while she was at the vet.

Fortunately, the next town away has Katonah Yarn. My non-knitting sister had asked for a scarf to match the hat I made for her birthday two years ago. I had bought the hat yarn at Katonah yarn so off I went and got 2 skeins of Lornas Laces Superwash Worsted and I'm going to make her Just Enough Ruffles with it.

I also noticed the Berroco Blackstone Tweed booklet and had to get it as I do want to make Nuss one day (maybe a summer project to make?). I was surprised they had the booklet but not any of the yarn to go with it. I'm thinking I might use KnitPicks City Tweed HW anyway.

I then had lunch with my godfather in Ridgefield and afterwards went in search of Nancy O yarn store. I had heard about it on my LYS Ravelry group (our LYS is closing and people were mentioning other shopping options) and wanted to check it out.

Of course, I always check out the sale bins and found this wonderful dark gray Tahki Montana which I might use to make a cowl (Ravelry link). I also picked up 2 skeins of Nashua Paradise to make a fun scarf for my niece (daughter of the non-knitting sister who wants a scarf). I was torn between pink or blue and opted for blue to match her lovely blue eyes.

All this retail therapy helped me deal with the call I got mid-lunch saying our dear dog needed a tooth extracted. Poor thing is in a bit of pain now and is laying low. I'm hanging out at home today to keep her company and give her some TLC.


Kimberly said...

OOOOooo poor Missy! We went skiing this past weekend and came home to Otis having an accident while we were away and had to have a stitch put into his lower eyelid! I have been giving him TLC all week - so horrible when your puppy is not feeling well.

Joyce said...

O, poor baby, hope Missy is feeling better soon.

Beth said...

Poor dog! Hope all is well soon. Great shopping choices!