I made a long trip on a street car and a subway today to get to the store that sells... you guessed it, YARN, KNITTING SUPPLIES, PATTERNS. I was getting the things for my swappee's package. I had a lot of free time on my hands so I pulled out the knitting and was going great guns, when I happened to look up. A young man was sitting across from me, enthralled. He just kept watching my fingers. Have you ever tried to knit (even the easiest pattern) with someone watching every move you make?
Needless to say I did not get a whole lot done on the scarf I was working on.
However, I did get some wonderful things at the new Mary Maxim store in Toronto, Ontario.
I even got myself a new tote bag for carrying around medium sized projects. I was so pleased with this new knitting bag that I just HAD to try it out. So, on the way back in the subway, and the street car, I knit more of the scarf using the new Red Hat knitting bag (the other one that is only good for baby knitting got stored in the Mary Maxim bag with my other purchases). Once again on this trip I had a "watcher". Do people in large cities think only 80 year old grannies knit? Guess I showed them eh?
On the bright side, I got some things that I truly hope my swappee is going to love. Only time will tell! I'm not finished with the package yet though. I think it needs a seasonal upgrade now. I am mean, I intend to wrap each and every item separately! This way she will have a lot of different little things to open. Perhaps I'll even make a stocking to put them in. And the fun just keeping on happening....