The trip to the Valley (Chatsworth, actually) was a huge success. We went to Bishop's Yarn Shop. I'd never heard of it until a few weeks ago when a friend told me about it. We got there a little before noon and headed directly for the racks of sale yarns. Lots of really good stuff and marked down to below cost. So much for buying a single skein or a book. I got 12 balls of Sirdar Opium in a medium blue, 10 balls of Gedifra St. Tropez in a soft light olive and 20 balls of Bouton d'Or Tam Tam in a tweed/natural color. Each ball was $2.50. Amazing! The owner, Florence, is a cute, 85 year old woman who prides herself on knowing every bit of yarn she has in the shop and doesn't even use a computer. Had a grand time.
We were supposed to go to another shop but one of the women in our little tour group got a phone call from her adoption agency. She and her husband are going to get their new son tonight, if everything goes as planned. This is the most wonderful news for them. There have been a couple of other times when for whatever reason they did not get the child that had been up for adoption. I haven't heard any more since we dropped her off to wait for her husband. I'm just hoping that nothing changed this time.