Just the pattern.
Then one of her other customers mentioned that Someone I Don’t Know had finally gotten a job and we all went “HOORAY!” and then we got to talking about the whole economy thing, and how many stores were going under right now and then she said that, in four years of being open, May 2008 had been her worst month on record.
Thus it was, in the name of Local Loyalty, that in addition to the Spirit of the Southwest shawl pattern, I picked up a skein of Schaefer Yarn “Andrea”, 100% cultured silk, 1093 yards to 3.5 ounce skein (thin much?) in the Willa Cather colorway. (My skein is heavier on the rust-brown-yellow and lighter on the purple than the sample shown here.)
Between these two purchases, I have officially used up the portion of the tax rebate check I had set aside to be spent on something other than food, gasoline, and such.
Sure goes fast, doesn’t it?
But I have to say: This skein of yarn has cured my dastardly case of “eh, I dunno, maybe I just don’t feel like knitting anymore”.
Oh. I feel like knitting, people.
Right after I get done rubbing this skein against my