Poor Carina! I drove her to Threadbear in Lansing yesterday, and it about did her in. First from yarn love overload, and then from plain overload.
I had such a nice time in there. Some much yarn, so many projects! I really liked how they had samples knitted up and then actually thought to include all the project info on the sample. Really, with yarn, yarn amount, and pattern all in one handy user friendly place. Oh, and they had prices on all their yarn. Don't those both seem like good ideas? I know a certain place in Portage, off of Westnedge that doesn't bother to do that. They go with the "I am smarter than you because I work in a yarn store" approach. Which is really just not helpful.
Speaking of the helpful vs. not helpful. It's so awful to have a great time in a shop, be it Threadbear in Lansing or the new Sawall's in Kalamazoo, and then have it all but ruined by the cashier. Both places are super fun, and the people on the sales floor are helpful and cool. So why do they have to put the least friendly, and borderline rude people as the last impression a customer gets of a store? Just wondering.
Carina and I had lovely dinner/lunch at P.F. Chang's. I'd never been, but I will return!!! I think I am still full from last night. Anyway, our waiter looked like Carter, so it was sort of distracting.
I miss Cart and Beth!
Oh, at the yarn shop I got yarn to make "another Bronco first down" color knit caps for the boys.