|too excited to hold the camera still|
On Tuesday my LYS moved from a teeny-tiny, little shop to a huge, gigantic, yarn filled place across the road. The new place has got to be at least five times larger and it's fantastic! Fantastic!! I didn't get a chance to stop by on opening day (damn moving boxes that refuse to pack themselves!) but I did attend the Wednesday night knitting group.
I was way too excited about the newly expanded shop and all the new yarns they are now able to stock to take decent photos. The only one I took that wasn't blurry was of Stacy, the shop owner, shoving food into her mouth and I'd promised her I wouldn't use that one. :)
And yes, we get to eat at Knit Night. That dark doorway in the background leads into Ashland Coffee and Tea. So now, you can buy some yarn and go hang out in the coffee shop or, you can buy coffee and come hang out in the yarn shop. Center of the Yarniverse now has multiple seating areas where you can sit and knit the day or night away. And if you check out the coffee shop's website, the stage where the band is playing is now the classroom area of Center of the Yarniverse.
Oh, and did I mention that now that the Wednesday night knitting group meets in the yarn shop instead of the coffee shop, the yarn shop is open for business an extra two hours which means more shopping potential. Yay!!
See? Who needs Rhinebeck? I sure don't!
|packing boxes and the Martha shawl|
As for my knitting, I finished the baby blanket and promptly tossed it in a moving box instead of photographing it.
Next, I picked up the Martha shawl and knit a few rows between packing boxes. My entire life revolves around packing boxes, giant dust bunnies and piles and piles of stuff. There are piles of stuff to take to my mother-in-law's house (where we're moving. Have I mentioned that??) piles to go to storage, piles to donate and piles that are trash. Of course, we ran out of trash bags in the middle of the process. And soon-to-be-excommunicated-family-members-if-they-don't-stop-it keep putting things in the wrong piles. It's driving me completely insane. And my husband, who HATES to shop, has spent multiple days tire and clothes shopping rather than packing. The situation would be pretty darned comical if the movers weren't due to arrive in a few days.
Speaking of comical....
So, have you picked up on the fact that we are moving next week and the additional fact that we are totally unprepared? Yeah. The only way I'm going to get prepared is to sign off from the blog for a few days, maybe even a week or two. I really, really need to get some packing done. I'll be back once we've moved and I've unpacked the important things like my toothbrush and my knitting.
And speaking of knitting, I think I'll go knit a row or two. I have high hopes that today is the day the boxes pack themselves.