Yesterday was my favorite work day of the year as it was the day Rachel and I got to go to our Local Yarn Shop and buy yarn for this year’s pattern. We are really pleased with what we’ve chosen. We’re actually adapting on of our knit your bitters patterns that she generously shared with us. We bought some fancy yarn (it’s shiny and photographs well, the same brand I used for last year’s V for Victory pattern). The most adventurous part was that the ladies at the shop has us wind/ball up our own yarn. Rachel and I have many talents, but apparently yarn winding is not one of them. We had to reroll yarn, it flew off the base, etc. But we got it done, and now we have yarn for our project! This morning, Rachel has informed me that she’s already crocheted a good start to her scarf. I haven’t even begun (but I did stare at the yarn a good bit yesterday if that counts for anything)! Well, I should end this post and start knitting!