I had a lovely, rainy, wet, gloomy... Sunday afternoon. Alas, the skies of gray were brightened by a lovely ray of sunshine... The local yarn store!
I had a bit of difficulty finding the shop in the first place. I drove to Avon to find this shop, French Creek Fiber Arts. It definitely wasn't where I thought it was, so I drove back and forth about 25 bagagillion times. Finally, exasperated, I was just looking around and I saw a sign for Old Avon Village. This sign had a few smaller signs connected to the bottom of it. A few mini-signs down I saw "French Creek Fiber Arts". Mind you, this was all in a matter of seconds. I went rrrrrrrrrrrrrttttttt. Tuuuuuurrrrnnnn. Woohoo!
The lady working there was really nice. I feel awful that I don't remember her name... :( She asked questions about me and my knitting experience. She showed me both projects she had with her (a sock and a cardigan). We talked technique and much more. She invited me to the weekly knitting group, which I plan to attend this Friday. She even told me about a Stitch n Pitch event on July 10 that DJ and I decided we will attend! Yay! There was a cute kitty named Bordhi (after Cat, I learned ^_^). He was very sweet. We were able to talk a lot because I was the only person in the shop, I suppose because it was a rainy Sunday.
What did I buy, you ask? Well, I really had to reign myself in because I just placed an order with Amazon for knitting books. I was tempted by lots of yummy Cherry Tree Hill sock yarns. For, of course, I was focused on the sock yarn. (I have definitely jumped on the sock bandwagon...) They have a really wonderful selection. I didn't have my camera with me... I would have taken pictures for you to see!
I ended up bringing home two skeins to add to my stash.
Some gorgeous Cherry Tree Hill! Oh, how I love these colors! This will become a pair of socks for me.
And some Wisdom Yarns in the Boston colorway. This is for DJ's mom. Well, not for her, really, but the socks I knit out of it will be! ^_^
While everyone else seems to be cutting back on stash lately, I am trying to build mine up! Which side of the playground are you on?