Twas a lovely afternoon
we spent, Carmen and I, first relaxing with coffees and knitting then wandering the isles of Barnes & Noble.
Since the demise of Borders, Barnes & Noble is the only large scale chain that actually offers service, miles of in house book shelves and on-line ordering. Yes, I know that Amazon does on-line ordering, but I really like to hold the books every once in a while and believe that rewarding the store that supports my book addiction to be a worthwhile endeavor.
Then there is the small matter of e-books. I don’t mind reading books on either my computer or iPad; but again I want to know what I am purchasing before I commit myself to the large layout of $$. Currently being in the US means that I can happily download books from both B&N and Amazon (funny, but the price is always the same in both locations) onto my computer.
Then, there are all those knitting and craft magazines to which I no longer subscribe since they never have anything that is all that interesting. As you probably guessed, I am not much for current fashion nor knits completed on needles the size and weight of lightening rods.
I made progress on the current scarf
who is resplendent with beads at the turn points for short rows. Then again, I added more on the increase row since I had a plethora of beads that otherwise fall into the ?who in the world would want orange &/or yellow beads? category.
Once it is complete, then I will worry about finding it a home. Orange and yellow are just so not my colors.