It’s a Beautiful Fall Day

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.  

1 thought on “It’s a Beautiful Fall Day”

  1. It was a beautiful day, and it was great to see you at Charlotte Yarn. They're holding a Cable Knitting class this Saturday; hopefully you can join in the fun.

    C ya
    Tia Donna


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