Today was the official grand opening of the new yarn store in Davis and from all accounts, it sounds as if it was a success. I swung by on the way home from work and there was a small crowd there, either browsing the yarn or gathered around the table, chatting and knitting. I pondered my options - going home to an empty house (since Richard was off at a writers group tonight) or hanging out with friends, and chose the latter. I've missed these people - since I can no longer go to the Monday night gatherings (the women's group rehearsals are on Monday nights), I rarely get to see most of them anymore, so it was nice to be able to relax and catch up. Luckily I had a sock-in-progress in my purse so I got quite a bit of work done on that. There were new yarns to fondle, including some gorgeous plant-dyed wool from a local yarn producer, and new knit samples to check out, and lots of goodies to taste, and best of all, lots of talking and laughing.
I came home late, and tired (because this almost-but-not-quite-a-winter-cold is still occasionally putting in an appearance) but very glad to have gone, and very happy for my friends and their new venture. And it's nice to know that even if I cannot meet up with the group on our regular nights any more, at least there's somewhere I can go where there's a pretty good chance I might run into a few of them, so I can stay in touch.
This is a NaBloPoMo entry