kokopelli's magic flute
Drawn as if on a waft of enchanted music, I drove down to Santa Fe and straight into Looking Glass Yarns. Frankly (I'm going to admit this) I'm sick of knitting socks (which I have done exclusively since the end of November because my brain was incapable of doing anything else). Decided to make a buttonless cardi for spring. I sorted through patterns and armed with notes and ideas, entered the shop. The first thing I noticed was a sample of one of the cardis on my list: the Kokopelli Jacket from Simple Knits. It was even in a color that I liked. I tried it on, bought the yarn and took a deep breath. Browsing hadn't even begun (it's a great shop - I was still in the front room). Kay suggested I stay focused. Good advice that I've never heard from any other shop owner's lips. Ever. I left with a bag of two huge skeins (@478 yds) of Highland Peruvian yarn. When I rolled them - I've never gotten around to buying an umbrella swift and winder - they were the size of unwieldy soccer balls and had to be divided in half.
I'll meet a friend for lunch soon and then drive her to the nursing home where her husband lives - a physicist with Alzheimers. She'll spend a few New Year's Eve hours with him before returning home alone. Ron and I are planning to cook up a great dinner, drink Prosecco, and watch movies. (Did you know that Midnight in Paris just came out in DVD? yea!).
Feliz ano Nuevo to all!