I headed up to Waterville bright and early this morning to finish up some business with my (former) employer and then went to the yarn shop to pick up one of those magic loop style circular needles. My good friend Chris was using one last week to make a hat, and I immediately realized the advantage in using it for my little bitty beaded bag. I actually bought one last week but wasn't thinking and bought the wrong size.
I bought some sock yarn too. I found a book a couple weeks ago on making toe up socks and wanted to try it. The directions don't make a lick o' sense to me right now, but I joined a new knitting group on Tuesdays, and one of the ladies has agreed to teach me.
I also went to the quilt shop in Litchfield to pick up some Shop Hop passes for the Mainely Fun Quilt Shop Hop, which includes eight shops and runs from April 30 to May 3. You get a little giftie from the shop when you buy the pass, and we got these green coffee mugs with a little treat inside and a seed packet tied to the handle. The mugs have the Shop Hop logo on one side of the cup and the names of the participating shops on the other side. There are about eight of us going together on the Shop Hop over two days, so we'll have a ball!
I did do some stash damage at the quilt shop. (And I expect to be in a lot deeper after the Shop Hop. Darn good thing I didn't go to MQX last week!) Anyway, I've been collecting fabrics for a pink and brown quilt for a year or so, and today I bought a bunch more. I probably have enough to get started now...even though I must already have a dozen or so quilts I should be working on finishing. Well, I've said before how much I love starting a new quilt! I know that would drive most people nuts, but it's my favorite way to work.