There was no bait at the luncheonette. After driving through murky fog, we arrived at this darling place. Then, Fireman, in his goodness, drove me to a yarn shop nearby that I’d yet to discover. I really need color this time of year. I choose this Dale yarn made in Italy. 22 dollars should make a pair of socks. I know, after all that talk last Saturday about sock yarns, I went and picked one that no one mentioned. So we’ll all learn something, right?
I am toes and kitchener away from completing my Pin Stripes socks. I cannot wait to cast on with this Dale yarn next. I contemplated starting them without finishing my current WIP, but I just cannot do that. Yet. Maybe it would be fun to have a few pair to alternate around. I know lots of you do this. It would be a huge departure for me.
So I’ll riddle you this:
We are out in farm country as soon as you leave The Immediate Lake Geneva area. For miles, about 30 , there are no yarn shops. Then, within a block, there are two. They are different as night and day. The new shop, lacked warmth and didn’t have that feeling I need from my yarn shops. That, Hi whatcha working on, can I help you? isn’t yarn the best ….feeling. But the owner had some interesting new to me sock yarns .
She reassured me that everyone around here knits tons of socks. That’s why she carries so much of it.
Even Fireman, as he drove us through the pea soup fog home, said it’s weird to have two shops right near each other, competing. I immediately thought of a family rift. Maybe they are sisters and got into a fight and split. ?
I think that given the state of division today, I need to buy from both shops. Dont’ you?