Cold, Cold Michigan
Sadly my get-together with Kristi and a few other Michigan bloggers was cancelled. Happily, Scrappy is back on his feet, er, diaper and sucking down his college tuition in pricey formula.
(It was a little touch and go there even getting to Lansing on Friday evening. I don't like driving in such as windy weather.)
Even though my plans were re-arranged, I had a great time in Michigan. I really feel like I've recharged my bunny batteries even though I'm very tired. I was finished judging by 2pm on both days and, of course, I had to hit the yarn stores. First I popped up to Rae's Yarn Boutique where I was fortunate enough to meet Rae herself. Oh, and finding her shop, um, I had trouble. I also turned the wrong way up a one-way street, but saved myself by swinging into a parking lot. (I may have also stared forlornly at her shop sign trying to figure out how to get into the lot to park. )
Having purchased some particularly "oooo" worthy yarn, I then drove to Threadbear. When I say drove, I mean that I promptly passed the correct exit and had to turn around at the next exit and drive back to my original exit. I might have also cursed very loudly to myself. It was pandamonium there (as there was a LARGE sale going on), and I walked around with a very glazed look on my face for a good, oh 60 minutes before I was able to find something. I was, once again, dumbstruck by the sheer amount of yarn. Having said this, I'm not sure that I could survive Webs.
Once I was able to drag myself out of Threadbear, I made my way back to my hotel room for a quick regroup before my dinner with Erin. I suppose you could say that I was a little yarn fuzzled, because when I stepped into my room I was carrying my
Needless to say, I then had a fabulous dinner/evening of chatting with Erin. Who, by the way, feels the same way about tomatoes as I do: raw and soup equals ucky, sauces equals yum. Odd aren't we? :)
My trip back to West Lafayette was uneventful, but I was glad to be home. Plus I worked on some paperwork that I needed to finish. I am, however, still quite tired and looking forward to a nice regroup before I give my presentation for class tonight. I have many yarn purchases to confess and I will do my best to have an ongoing series of entries over the next few days.