Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Little Treats to Spin, Sew and Eat

I'm in trouble now. See what Mary did to me? She surprised me on Saturday with this lovely little drop spindle, and lots of roving with which to practice. I must confess to being intrigued by it, and have watched with interest some bloggers who have been learning how, but I was really afraid of what might happen if I got started with it. Like I really need anything that feeds my obsession.

There's a class this Sunday we're thinking of taking. I'll keep you posted.

This morning Mary and I drove to Long Grove with another friend to check out I'd Rather Be Knitting. It's a good-sized store, with a nice selection of yarn and pattern books. I've been really good about not spending money these days, but I had to make a couple of purchases. They didn't have too many yarns that the Knitting Workshop doesn't have so I was able to resist that, but they did have some cute orphan buttons on sale. I got a couple of those. Oh, and the book America Knits (apparently a reissue of Knitting in America). I've been lusting after it for the longest time.

After the knitting store we wandered around the area and found the Long Grove Confectionary. They used to sell them at Field's. I just had to bring something chocolate home with me.
Assorted truffles and orphan buttons. Don't they look cute together? Alas, these truffles now exist only here. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I came home a happy camper, that's for sure.

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