Aww retail therapy is always good for the soul! Friday evening I spent at the B&N around the corner from the hotel. Came away with the Creative Knitting May 2006 magazine and I love the cotton sweater on the front. Call me crazy, but about 8 years ago, I started a cotton sweater out of cheap cotton yarn, finished about half of the front and then set it aside. The sweater was a heavily cabled pattern and I know now that it would have been a nightmare to finish along with wear as it would have been very heavy and would pull out of shape. So, I may just frog that sweater and make this little shell for moi :)
I also bought a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book "Knitting Rules!". I absolutely love it! I thumbed through it last night and anticipate several hours of entertaining read.
This morning, I ventured out to CommuKnity in San Jose. The store is marvelous! Easy to find, park and very spacious. Plus, they had a SALE going on. Be still my heart! I managed to make it out of the store with only 2 skeins of sock yarn - just by the skin of my teeth. They had some wonderful yarns, books and accessories.
My purchase - Trekking XXL in a purple and Lana Grossa Meilenweit Tweed in navy. The purple will be gifted to a friend as socks.
Overall, I did well not to buy out the store. I'm trying very hard to knit down my stash!
Till later ~~ Dene