WOW! What a great day yesterday was. As planned, we went to Plano, so I could shop at the Woolie Ewe. I spent way too much money, but I they had Rowan Plaid for 75% off! I know I said that I didn't want wool, but, how could a knitter possibly be expected to pass that up? I also got some of Rowan's cotton jeans yarn (I'm not sure what it's called) for 20% off. I would have continued, but I'd already spent over money we'd set aside for this trip. My husband just chuckles, and gives me the extra money. He knows I won't put us in the poorhouse, so he's pretty sweet and understanding about the times I go on yarn buying frenzies. Besides, he knows, as well as I do, a good bargain when he sees one.
Now for the best part of the trip. As some of you know, I've been trying to knit my first sweater. I have to confess that I've put it to the side before even knitting half of it. I just don't think it will fit me. I decided it would be a better idea to make a sweater for my husband, because he doesn't get as depressed as I do when clothes don't fit him. I have two bags of brown cascade sierra yarn that I'd bought from a little knits full bag sale. He had picked out the color. I then found a pattern online that he liked, but the sizes didn't go big enough to fit him, and the gauge was completely different from the yarn used in the pattern.
Anyway, I took this pattern, and a hank of my cascade yarn with me to the Woolie Ewe, and she explained to me that with the gauge being so completely different, she wouldn't advise me to used that yarn, then she made me a pattern, similar to the one I'd found, that I could use my yarn to make. I guess they have some kind of software that allows them to do that. Wasn't that nice of them?? As we were leaving the store, I told my husband "I want to live here." And I didn't mean I wanted to live in Plano. I meant I wanted to live THERE...at the Woolie Ewe. lol