After we left, we headed down the street from dad's house to a little farm stand on the corner of the road. That area of the state has particularly great produce so we bought corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and box of blueberries for just $8. Then we headed over to Trinity Dairy in Enfield, where we picked up some farm fresh 1/2 and 1/2, honey and some plain yogurt (the yogurt is reserved for soapmaking!). It felt great to be back in my hometown on such a nice summer day.
The next pitstop came at Creative Fibers in Windsor, CT. Creative Fibers is a great local yarn store, and I don't think I've ever left there without leaving a good chunk of my paycheck! I bought 2 skeins of gorgeous Malabrigo yarn and 3 skeins of mint green Dreambaby yarn (thanks to the earlier visit, I've been inspired to make a baby blanket). Below is the Malabrigo:
I'm definitely thinking this color would make a beautiful popcorn stitch scarf. Below is the Dreambaby:
The Dreambaby is that soft, cushion-y kind of yarn that is perfect for a new baby. The color works for either a boy or girl. Again, I'm thinking maybe popcorn stitch, though it might take me a long time to complete a small blanket in that stitch. Or, if I'm more in a rush, I think a basketweave stitch would be beautiful as well.
Guess that's it for now. Off to do homework and to try and tear myself off of Etsy!