We were down in St. Augustine today.
Having a little bit of time on our hands before meeting up with
some extended family for supper,
I stopped in at the only yarn shop left in the area.
I won't say it's the biggest or best stocked shop I've ever been in,
but I've never walked out empty handed
and today was no exception.
She had a very nice selection of Brittany sock needles
and I bought a set of size 1-1/2.
I do ♥ me a nice set of short sock needles.
These two fingering weight skeins also caught my attention
and managed to find their way into my stash.
The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Reserve Fingering
The top is the colorway: Island Time
The bottom is the colorway: Apple Orchard
I'm pretty sure they are both destined to be socks,
but you never know . . . maybe I'll get in a shawl or hat mood.
HOWEVER, that is not the BEST (or craziest) part of the story.
When I walked into the shop, the owner was speaking with a yarn rep. After asking if I was okay, she left me to shop. Some pleasantries about yarn were exchanged between the three of us, but mostly I shopped and she ordered yarn.
The rep left wishing us all a happy holiday, leaving behind three sample skeins of the Ella Rae yarn (a worsted, a DK, and a lace weight skein), all in the magenta colorway.
As I paid, the owner asked if I would like to give the lace weight a try. She told me to make anything that I liked, return it to the shop as a sample for a few months and then she would return it to me.
I explained to her that I don't get down that way often
and I had other things I wanted to finish.
I figured I wouldn't get anything finished before fall.
She was fine with that .
She doesn't know my name.
She doesn't know where I live.
I paid for MY yarn in cash
and she is letting me walk out with a $25.00+ skein of yarn.
Her comment to me was . . . you've been in the shop before.
Well, yes that is true.
Maybe I have one of those faces you just trust.
I'm pretty sure this one WILL become a shawl
and I'm guessing it will probably be sooner rather than later.