Mondays are for me.
After a couple of days like we had Saturday and Sunday I'm just ready to escape and not deal with anyone or anything for a while. Not that it's really possible but it would be nice. Mondays are for me.
And what better way to spend it than going to some not quite local yarn shops? I met Mendy and Judy just after nine this morning and off we went. Picked up Renee along the way and headed to Velona's in Anaheim Hills. They didn't have the larger size swift that I wanted so it's being ordered and they'll call me. I don't usually have a problem finding something I want when I'm at Velona's. But today, except for some Rowan Felted Tweed (see below), there wasn't anything that really demanded I buy it. I think most shops are waiting for the trade show that's coming up this weekend before they get new stuff in. Or maybe, like Ann Mary, they're just waiting for more of the winter stuff to go.
After we had lunch we headed home and stopped at Phebie's in Montclair. I picked up a couple of Addi Turbos and another set of Clover dpns in size 2US. And three skeins of Zitran's Loft for another scarf.
I loaned some of my pattern books to one of my students so she could choose something to make for her husband. I hadn't looked at these books for a while so had mostly forgotten what was in them. So when she returned the books I decided to check them out. One of the books, Men In Knits by Tara Jon Manning, has a cardigan pattern that I like a lot, the cabled rib cardigan. Velona's had some Rowan Felted Tweed in a bright olive green that I think will be perfect. I don't usually wear cardigans but this one really appeals to me.