Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sweet home, Stoney Creek

... yeah - that just doesn't have the same ring as Sweet Home, Chicago.

But, it is good to be home. My flight ended up being delayed an hour and I was in Toronto by 9 p.m. In the effort to save a little money, I didn't arrange for a limo to pick me up from the airport, but instead hopped a GO bus, then a cab from the GO station. I didn't get in until about 11:30 p.m. (I started travelling at 2 p.m!) It was a long day, and I was very happy to see my bed. And my baby!
I'm not sure if his face is saying "I'm so glad you're back" or "Leave again and I'm smothering Dave while he sleeps..." Maybe both. But he is happy I'm home - he hasn't stopped purring and he's watching every move I make - I think to make sure I'm not heading out the door again

But back to the trip. I know you're dying to what treasures I got. As a dyer, it's really hard for me to buy yarn, because so much of what I like, I can make myself. But I managed to find a few things at Loopy Yarns.\
This is one skein of Berroco Boboli Lace in Watercress (Wool/Acrylic/Viscose single ply blend) and three skeins of  Berroco Cirrus in Tallgrass Prairie (Superkid Mohair/Extrafine Merino/Nylong blend).  It's destined to become a nice big loopy cowl.

I did bring home some sock yarn though
I just couldn't resist the colours (definitely have seasons other than winter on my mind - by the way.... we're in the middle of another snow storm now...) The green one is going to live with Mom.

While at the airport, I had some time to shop as well. I picked up a t-shirt for Dad and a little something for Dave... and a little something for me.
There's a kiosk in Midway that has some beautiful (and reasonably priced) jewelry. It was hard to choose, but I finally settled on this gorgeous opal ring.

Now I've got a roast in so it's ready when Dave gets home from work, and it's time to put my feet up and knit. Maybe with my new sock yarn....


Araignee said...

What treasures!!!! I'd love to be snowed in with those beauties.

Nancy Kay said...

What's more precious than a purring baby??? Oh yeah! That's so sweet. Love the yarn finds...and love the opal ring. Opals are my favorite; I have one I wear every day.

Andi G said...

I am sure that Dave is happy that you prevented his smothering demise. :)
Great treasure you acquired.

Delusional Knitter said...

Nice stash additions! LOVE the ring! Opal is my birthstone ... I may be partial to it!

Chrisknits said...

Love the Berroco yarn! It looks so luscious. Glad you are home safe and sound.

Knatolee said...

Love that ring! Sounds like you had a good trip!