A Week of Busy-ness

Posted on 4, September 2007 by


How time flies when you are having fun! Last week was such a blur, but I will do my best to be as descriptive as possible. Let me start the week with Tuesday night where I had stopped in to visit Knitters Nook in Johnston before the PetSmart Adoption Center’s bunny session. I had wanted to drop in to visit LYSO Sharon and her husband Mike to check on how they were doing, and this was my chance.

That evening Sharon was there with her mother and a couple of other knitters. One great item about this place is that the shop is open until 8PM from Tuesday to Friday. They have the latest Berroco, Debbie Bliss, and other KFI brand yarns in stock. The sectional is comfortable and the long pine dining table has inviting chairs that beg you to sit and knit. I did some work on my test sock and then bought some much needed bamboo circular needles.

There were a couple of new bunnies at PetSmart. Gabby is practically a negative image of my mischievous Julius, and she is such a sweet girl. Cricket is one squirrelly guy who gave me a hard time when I attempted to trim his nails. Meanwhile, the hilarious comedic duo of Nudges and Paddy romped about the cages area while I was taking care of the other two. They were teasing the lone kitten who so wanted attention. Such crazy bunnies I played with!

Wednesday was to be my sole night of staying home and knitting. Instead I played on Ravelry and did some behind-the-scenes work in the groups and yarns. I always find myself getting wrapped up in my work and not realizing the time that should be spent elsewhere. My husband constantly says I am obsessed and addicted. I guess there could be worse habits to be involved in.

After work on Thursday, I dropped by Yarns at Lacewings in Warwick, RI. LYSO Mary was there working on the latest newsletter and had just sent it out while I was there. The shop looks fabulous with its reading corner to sort through patterns and yarn, and the group table is cozy as ever. The new shipment of Harrisville’s bulky yarns were unpacked and are under the store’s sheep mascot. I really like how the baby section was moved and displayed. The possible FOs to make definitely bring in bright cheeriness to the space. Feel free to sign up for the e-mailed newsletter, or bookmark Mary’s blog to find out the latest classes and sales.

Later that evening was the RI “In Stitches” Meetup at Providence Place Mall’s Borders Bookstore. A few of us converged at the large table and had a blast chatting and knitting away. We caught up with Krista’s adventures of being a newlywed, Beth’s grueling studying, Erika’s Bohus, and Jen had brought her friend Jessica along. New additions Amy and Nancy joined us, and it was fun to sit and compare notes on yarn, projects, events, and stores. Okay, that is enough for now. I need to stop writing now so I do not go overboard. Next post will be what I did during the weekend! =:8