Yeah right. Didn’t get home till 930pm and I had a major migraine happening.
Yesterday Mother of Mine and I got our free schmear from Einsteins. Yup, you heard me correctly, that was number 2 on the free bagels day. (We are sneaky that way- and also our local Einsteins annoyed us so we didn’t mind sticking it to them.)
Then we drove to Denver and went to the Lamb Shoppe.
I have to say… I am 100% more impressed with that LYS. I wish it was MY local LYS. (Yes, I technically just said Local twice, but thats how much I lurve it.)
It’s open, it’s got grand windows that let in light, it’s not got a single florescent bulb. You can bring your dog. And just the people are awesome.
I did not talk about a certain incident at our LYS here in the Springs a few weeks back, but the end result is I will never go to that Stitch and Bitch ever again and I really do hope those vile women go straight to hell. (It might sound bad, but I’ll be honest… If they got hit by buses… I wouldn’t be sad for them.) (And for the record, it has nothing to do with the shop it’s self. It was patrons, not the owners)
So walking into the Lamb Shoppe and feeling welcome, and actually being able to see the yarn and stuff was just… like a breath of fresh air.
The reason we were there, other than Saturday SnB, was that it was some birthdays.
I met a lot of cool people.
Then we went to Littleton (quite literally blocks away from the very first house we lived in when we moved to Colorado all those years ago) and had a wonderful Burn’s Supper with other Blairs.
I highly doubt Robbie Burns ever would have imagined his “Ode to the Haggis” being read off of an Iphone, but there ya go. It has happened now thanks to Torin.
Katte and Curtis and the Younglings joined us, and it was much fun. (Katte and Curtis have been honorary Blairs for years in our mind, and the other Blairs are fine with it)
I managed to get through all the events without a headache. Generally when I go to Denver for something, I tragically come down with a migraine pretty much during the drive up there.
This time the migraine didn’t start until the very end, and held off for the most part just until we reached Castle Rock. I of course was driving. Made it home without incident, but I promptly took an allergy pill and went to bed. (We were trying to see if the allergy pill would solve the migraine, if perhaps the migraine was due to the air particulates in the Denver’s air. Colorado Springs is much more windy, so yes you’ve got dust and dirt in the air, but it’s constantly moving through as opposed to Denver where it stagnates.)
Odd dreams of course, but I also did not want to get out of bed this morning. And I almost didn’t.
Spent the day doing really… nothing. I knitted and played on the computer. I was slightly grouchy depending on whom I was talking to.
Speaking of knitting. I frogged my Doomsday.
30 rows in, and I decide I wasn’t liking something. I could have frogged back just the 10 rows to my life line, but I decided to do it all since there was one little cable that was messed up, and so I decided to just take care of it all.
I didn’t get much knitting done yesterday, only a few rows while at SnB.
But now I’m up to row 12, so I’m making progress. I don’t have any more super sekret projekts to take care of right now, so I shouldn’t have anything to distract myself from Doomsday.
I did buy some yarn yesterday at the Lamb Shoppe. It’s this wonderful DK Merino Silk by Karabella.
I got two balls of it, Cocoa and Mink.
Mink is this gorgeous dark grey with a tinge of a pink shade… so it very much looks like mink.
Cocoa is a very dark rich brown, so dark it’s almost black.
If I could afford it, I think I would do my Clockwork Lucien in it instead. Which, I’m actually debating that project now. The yarn I have for it (Lucien) is Fingering weight, and to get even remotely the gauge I need, I need to have it at least 3 strands.
And considering Lucien is a hot commodity, I could easily sell it and make bank off of it. *shrugs* we’ll see. Mayhaps just every month (especially if I don’t get into VSC2) I’ll just buy a skein or two of the Cocoa so that I can do my vest in that instead and horde all the Lucien for other projects.
I’m annoyed with myself for not getting any writing done last night, as I crawled into bed with the migraine and allergy pill taking hold. So tonight, if I am finally out of this Zombie Fog, I’ll do my best to make up for not writing last night.