Finally finished my Stargazing socks. (I started them when? Beginning of the year? It's been awhile...). I immediately CO for a pair of "Nutkin" socks. What? I am in sock-mode again - it's been far too long.
Plus, a new yarn store opened near work. It's very small....not much selection (they've been open since Aug. 2), and it was empty. Just the 2 employees/owners. My coworker had gone in on Tuesday to get me a card....when SG and I went in yesterday, the lady *remembered my email from my coworker* I hope they make it......but. They need a larger selection - *I* have more sock yarn in my stash then they have for sale, and I have a *small* stash!, they had very little variety in colorways (no real loud-and-screaming, most were very sedate), and they have...almost...no....books. Seriously - what they do have was 1 copy each, and it took up 2 small - think file cabinet size - shelves. Again, *I* have more books than that! And NO spinning stuffs....and the lady - who I assume was the owner - said No. She doesn't LIKE it, so....No. (And I got the vibe that *I* am weird because I have dirty, smelly goats. Folks, most "real" knitters go bonkers when they hear we have Cashmere on the hoof; this lady? :ewwwww: :sigh:)
I do hope they make it....but I'm not holding my breath. I'll help 'em out - I can always use yarn, and so can Herself....but I can only do so much. They have no signage..that'll have to be rectified.
Anyway, we went and browsed and shopped. I came away with 6 pairs of socks-worth of yarn (What? That's mild, for me!)....6 skeins of Plymouth "Happy Feet", 2 balls of Plymouth...something, has merino/bamboo/nylon, and 1 ball of ..... Luxor? Socketta? Anyway, they only had 3 vendors of sock yarn (sad, huh?), and I got a sampling of each. (That's 2 pairs of socks for SG and me, and 1 each for the kids - IF the kids are interested in any of the yarn. So far, they're not.)
I started Nutkin with 1 of the Happy Feet colorway - #26, I think. Autumn colors. The yarn is OK, nothing to brag about, but we'll see how it knits up.
Need to get to work!