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.