Here's that pretty little balloon flower that I promised to show you. Aren't those buds just the coolest thing? K and I saw a real hot-air balloon floating in the sky the other night. I'd sure like to do that someday.
I went thrift store shopping with K&A yesterday. I had an armload of Aunt Lydia's rug yarn at one point -- all at a really great price -- but the grrs nixed it on the grounds of color. I can get carried away by the deal, so I didn't mind when I heard, in an incredulous tone, "Do you want a rug in that color??" My only prize of the day were some lovely, 14", beautiful blue, US8, metal knitting needles. I'm waiting for the day when I have my turn at scoring big in the thrift store knitting hunt.
Will you look at this? I received at email from a lady named Sandy the other day. She lives in St. Louis and is planning to open a knitting shop called knitorious in September. She couldn't believe that we shared a name. If you type in knitorious.com, you'll see that's she's coming soon. We have a lot in common -- we're about the same age, both live in old houses, both collect old china (she hasn't intentionally broken any yet, but I have a feeling that she will someday), and we share a love for knitting and a now name! I'll be putting her link on my sidebar and will add updates as things progress for her. She said that yarn vendors are busy, busy, busy and it's been hard to get attention from them!
A trip to St. Louis has been on my list for a while -- maybe October or November. Hmmmm, wouldn't that make a nice birthday present?