You know how unutterably tiresome I've been about "not buying any yarn?" Even though I bought all that alpaca to finish my last project, and I was still claiming not to be buying any yarn? Well, I'll shut up about it now.
My sister-in-law is in town, and what do you do to entertain out of town knitters? You go on a yarn crawl. (Let's leave aside the fact that she grew up 10 miles from here, and isn't staying with me, needing to be entertained, anyway.) Karen had never been to Yarndogs while I was working there, so we were off to Los Gatos this morning. What did Deborah have now? Why, Colinette's Jitterbug in the colorway I had admired at the Maker Faire. Somehow, although I was able to go for months at a time working at Yarndogs without buying anything, the same could not be said for taking my sister-in-law to visit.
We ate lunch and pastries at Fleur de Cocoa and went on to Elisabetta, where I hadn't been in at least five years. It was much the same as always, and, as always, I ended up buying something. Love, from Filatura di Crosa, was on sale for half off, and a big cone of wool silk reminded me that I wanted to make a black cardigan.
We went on to Green Planet Yarn which seems to have even more yarn than last time I was there. My knitting group meets there now, however, so I was able to fondle everything and leave it all there, secure in the knowledge that I could come back and see it again in a couple weeks.
This is really why I don't go to yarn stores, since my not needing any more yarn hasn't changed. Beautiful stuff, though.