My Friday the 13th was most fortuitous, as I used my lunch hour to visit my newest LYS, where I came face-to-face with the famous L-B. Unraveled is not the closest of the three (Got Yarn's in Midlothian, so I don't count that as a fourth), but I think it's going to become my fave. For starters, I already know the owner; well, we're members of an organization and we'd at least "met" via email before. Now I truly know the welcoming face of Karyn, here with the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Noro book I aimed to purchase.
I left with Miss Bea's Dressing Up as well, while managing to resist two glorious walls of yarn. But the highlight was surely finding Wendy's friend L-B also knitting through lunch at the back table. She lives and breathes ~ and knits ~ right here in my same city. I knew this already, having caught sight of her comments and subsequently added her to my S&B invite list, but although we've corresponded, we've never ended up knitting in the same place ~ until Friday, when I pulled out the Brotherman sock while she walked around the shop knitting part of a sweater for Karyn's daughter. I even got to try on her Colinette poncho, which she's generously lent to the shop's display window. While I won't make today's afternoon knit & nosh (naptime!), I'm definitely planning on the September 8 yarn swap, another opportunity for destashing!
For anyone who noticed Friday was also my brother's birthday, here is the fine fella himself wearing a special crown and holding its maker ~