It was another beautiful fall day here in the Carolinas, so I decided to take full advantage of it. I slept in a little – till about 9:30am and decided rather than making a pot of coffee first thing, I'd go straight to the yarn shop.
Of course, part of my reason for going straight to the yarn shop was b/c I could get my morning cuppa joe at the coffeshop next door and then head to the yarn shop. I ordered a pumpkin spice latte, which was so yummy and hot and what I thought to be a very fall-like drink.
With coffee in hand I found a cozy spot near two very nice ladies and my fave yarn instructor, Sandy. I say "yarn instructor" b/c she is an expert with all things yarn-y – knitting and crochet, mostly.
Here's a quick photo of one of the walls of yarn from my fave yarn shop, Charlotte Yarn. They recently moved to a new location and it's just so open and airy and warm and inviting. The shop has large windows that let in tons of natural light and there are chairs set-up through out the shop, welcoming yarn fans to kick back and work on their projects with other knit and crochet friends.
I gabbed quite a bit and made some new friends…I must have been there a couple hours…phew…how time flies when you're having fun! At least I managed to get some good progress done on my ripple afghan.
I also exerted extraordinary self-control by not buying a single ball of yarn the whole time I was there, even when this lovely basket of yarn was staring me down just next to my chair. I think the turquoise one on top was screaming at me a bit, but I put them all out of my head and kept rippling along.
But, alas, I knew I couldn't stay at the yarn store the entire day, so I headed off to a local shopping center to run errands. I picked up icing gel colors (for a baking experiment I made tonight – photos to come later), a couple donuts from a local bakery (b/c I just can't resist them), groceries for tonight's dinner, and a quick lunch from this hot dog vendor who I found out is a retired IT guy.
I ended up taking a couple hot dogs home to the hubby, too. The hot dogs were angus beef…have you ever heard of such a thing? Either way, they made a nice, quick, and cheap lunch for us today. It was $6 for three hot dogs, and we had some chips and mini-cokes back at the apartment.
After letting our food digest for a bit, we took Mr. Bails out for a walk. I must have taken about fifty photos from just our walk today, so I'll be posting those in a separate email…I'll try to get that up tonight. I'm going to work on posting stuff closer to when they actually happen – not sure how that's going to work out, but I'm going to try.