I've been sent out of town for work and while getting the car packed up a bag was forgotten... of course it turned out to be the bag of all my knitting! So, a quick trip to Michael's was in order as soon as I realized. I picked up some of the basics (needles, stitch markers, scissors, cable needles & tape measure) along with some yarn to keep me busy. I found some yarn for a special request as well as some that I just liked :-) So, this past week I've been working on a recently ordered hat with a blues and grays yarn. The request was to have a hat with a bill and ear flaps which I'd never done together before. It has been a challenge but I am finally feeling like I'm on the right track and really happy with the way it's turning out now.
Today I had about two hours to kill between my real work so I found a nearby yarn shop. "The Dropped Stitch" was a quaint, easy to find shop in a nice plaza. The shop owner was on site knitting and available to help with anything. As I browsed the shop I overheard her offering to buy a book for a customer, just for them to look over. Way to go above and beyond! The prices were so reasonable I bought more than I usually would in a LYS. The selection wasn't overwhelming, but it was a small space. After purchasing my items, the owner even offered to wind it into cakes. What a bonus!