Hello Everyone and Welcome Back to Monday!
Blah, I would rather be home knitting. The weekend seemed to go awfully quickly. Saturday morning I was up early and out the door to feed the kitties before Fletch was even out of bed. Not much traffic on a Saturday morning which was nice and the ride isn't bad - about 55 to 60 miles round trip to Colin & Mailing's. Marcel was sitting in the front window waiting for me and there was no sign of Talbot. I finally found him upstairs on the cat tree. Eventually he did come downstairs to eat.
Got home around 10:30, made some coffee to go and Fletch and I headed out to Lancaster. Our first stop was Lancaster Archery where we picked up a dozen arrows. (Boy are they expensive!!) If it ever warms up, we'll be ready to do some shooting. The store is full of so many different things all related to archery and was packed with people. Off to one side is a target area and I was sort of mesmerized watching people shoot - particularly a girl who was amazing -- she kept getting bulls-eyes every time she released an arrow. They also have an Archery Academy next door. Who knew it was such a huge sport?
After we left there we drove and found a cute little diner for lunch. I think there must be a diner or bar in every block in Lancaster! I just had a grilled cheese with jalapenos and a big ol pile of fries which I certainly didn't need but man were they good!
Meanwhile, when we had decided to go to Lancaster on Saturday I had done a quick search on Ravelry for local yarn shops and bingo, Lancaster Yarn Shop was only about 6 miles from the Archery place. It is in a complex with a bunch of different shops, mostly selling "Amish wares" and furniture. The yarn shop is really nice. I didn't take any pictures inside, but I did (of course) buy a skein of sock yarn. How could I resist? It is kettle dyed locally and the shade I bought is called Rhubarb.
We went back to feed the cats Saturday night and then again Sunday morning (after going out to breakfast first). Did some grocery shopping on our way home and then, finally, I was home to stay (until this morning). Although I didn't get as much knitting done as I had hoped, I managed to turn the heel on Mailing's sock. I'm hoping to work on the foot today at lunch. I won't get much, if anything, done on it tonight since I'll be going to yoga.
Here's to a great week for everyone!