After a full 8 days of rain, it finally stopped by noon on Saturday. A couple of days ago I was talking with my good friend G and realized that NY Sheep & Wool was coming up. Despite what has been, for all practical purposes, a knitting hiatus, I thought it would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. So we agreed we'd each bring our kiddo and meet at noon. Good plan.
The drive down was just gorgeous -- blue sky started peeking out around 11am and the foliage is starting to look really nice. Next weekend should be the peak. Once the rain moved out, the day was haze-free and gorgeous. How anyone can not appreciate the absolute wonder of In just under 3 hours, we fondled yarn, ate fair food (ummm, kettle corn), and watched while the kids "petted the sheeps."
At some point I sheepishly (rimshot) mentioned that we weren't that far from Woodbury Common Outlets and, while it would be on the way home for G, I wouldn't mind tacking on the 30 extra miles to hit the outlets. I managed to keep myself out of the really high end stores for a change. (It's much less painful that way.) Banana Republic was a pigsty as usual (how other stores manage to keep themselves neat and BR looks as if wild monkeys have run through it is beyond me). Such a nice outlet center in general.
After shopping we went for dinner at TGI Friday's, did a quick stop in Wal-Mart (no cds in the car an no fresh mp3 batteries on a 2-hour, late night drive home is a bad combination), and we went our separate ways. Such a nice day.
(At Sheep and Wool I bought two 500-yard skeins of Brooks Farm Harmony, 1 in shades of green and one in shades of blue, and one 200-yard skein of a mixed novelty that is very purple-lashy and has more colors threaded through than I can even describe. I'd put in pictures, but the camera is currently hiking around Thatcher State Park with the men of the household. At Woodbury, I got 2 suits at Ann Taylor -- 1 houndstooth and one brownish that almost looks like tweed, but isn't. They had all their suits on sale for $119 each. I was just thinking I needed new suits for some upcoming work stuff, so I'm set. )
I refuse to disclose how much kettle corn I've eaten while I've been typing this entry.