I do enjoy a good excuse to get to my lys, and today was a fine example. I packed up my tote full of the Flame Stitch Bag crochet project, and set out in the beautiful Saturday spring afternoon to the Ben Franklin Crafts Store in Grass Valley, 16 miles away. When I got there, a very large group of knitters were sitting at a U-shaped table set up and I was fortunate enough to find a seat at the end. Best spot – sweet! Since I don’t frequent the weekly meetings, I felt a little isolated, but soon started chatting with those around me, and now I’m committed to going back next Friday evening! Another nice surprise was when several members of my weekly Stitch ‘n Bitch in Colfax showed up. Hi Diane and Tammi! I had made this the weekly meeting. Thought I’d mix it up a little.
Anyway, what did me in today was the 20% off LYS bag. Buy it for $4.99, and get 20% off your yarn purchase for the day. I was fine with this. I could resist, I could. Really. That is, until, the young woman next to me was wearing a sweater that was just gorgeous. And she told me it was a pattern in Ravelry, and I had to have it. *sigh* My bank account is now $85 lighter (to include a new circular knitting needle) and I now have another project awaiting my attention.
So what did you do to show your LYS a little love today?