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The scarf I was knitting out of the Cherry Tree Hill yarn is finished. Not blocked, yarn ends still hanging out, but finished, and lovely. The recipient is definitely NOT expecting something this lovely. I'll have to find my camera from wherever I stashed it after the ocean weekend to take any pictures.

Another scarf is finished, again yarn ends hanging out, but knitted. A slightly modified Clapotis, knit on a size 8 needle and in worsted weight Dream in Colors yarn Classy from my stash, pinky colors. I'm not sure if it's Cool Fire or Giant Peach, but turned out lovely. Designated as a gift for my tween niece, who is a girly girl.

I am taking a class at UMUC on Saturday mornings, which means I wake up a wee bit earlier than my usual workdays, and drive for 1 and 1/4 hours from Westminster to College Park Maryland. With 2 travel mugs of coffee. Why? So I can accumulate missing credits to finish my incomplete degree in computers. If I'm awake enough, I toss in my school bag a sock to knit while I finish waking up and wait for everyone else to show up and for the class to start at 9am.

The class is about software engineering, and roughly 3 hours in length, which means the rest of the weekend is mine after 12 noon on Saturdays! So, I did what any redblooded knitter does on a Saturday: look for a new (to me) yarn shop. Or a yarn shop that carries yarn suitable for a teenage male (my nephew) sweater that his grandmother wants to knit for him.

Found one, in Mt Airy MD. I had an enjoyable fiber fondling time, and, yes, left with a bagful of yarn. Also found out about another store that recently opened in Eldersburg MD. So, I drove to that one also, and again, left with a bagful of yarn. Yes, I did get the yarn for my nephew's sweater, to the joy of my mother, a soft yarn in a great boyish shad of green that will look great on him.

I also found inside myself a greater renewal of the desire and drive to open my own yarn store, in the Westminster/Finksburg area. So, my goals are: finish computer classes, get rid of college debt, start online store, scout out and plan bricks and mortar store. And keep lots of notes!


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