Why I then ventured into the store, I don't remember, but I thought to my Pretty Knitty self, "Self. . .we have gone into the store without buying things before, and I am sure that we can do it again. Just watch me!" Long story short = fail! So here is what I bought:
2 14oz. cones of Peaches & Cream cotton yarn (on sale for $5 each!!!), and some Bernat Baby Boucle for all the baby knitting I anticipate for my future. . .time marches on, and people sure do keep having babies! lol
Speaking of babies, I have found a new, knitted baby toy pattern, and I have already made two! It's called Baby's Best Friend, and I did make some mods to the pattern (knit blanket portion corner to corner on one, and changed the ears to be more bear shaped on the other), but overall, I love it! They are quick to make, machine washable and soft (in acrylics and blends), and totally portable for mother and baby! Win, win, win! Oh, and totally cute!
So, the moral to the story is, I suppose, that I can no longer go into a store and leave said store without making a purchase. Oh, well! At least I got yarn, and we all know that I can always use more yarn! Right?!? As a matter of fact, do you remember what I am currently knitting with some cotton/linen yarn?
That's right! It's a Harumi Cardigan for me! I keep thinking that it will be finished in time that I can start wearing it this summer, but I have no evidence that would back up that assumption, so we'll see. . .but, I am on the lace portion, and it is turning out beautiful! (Says the knitter who, just last night, realized that she had totally messed up two of the lace sections 2 rows back. But, trooper that she is, she did not rip back. . .nooooo! Since the first lace section and the two arm sections were correct, she surely would NOT rip back the whole two rows! So, she knit through the lace, and the arm stitches, then tinked back two rows and re-knit/re-knit/knit 3 rows. . .12-stitches-at-a-time. . .then knit the other arm, and repeated the tink/re-knit process for remaining lace section. . .2 hours later, Pretty Knitty has completed 1 row, and she goes to bed. . .again, what a trooper!)