Yesterday was our big day. Mmepurl has never visited Halcyon and I thought she'd really enjoy it. She also was quite excited to visit LL Bean and I knew she'd love Purl Diva because it's such a cute little shop, complete with a sweet dog to pat. Mary, Loki says Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I love Halcyon because it's just stuffed with little treasures tucked here and there and I never know what I'll find. This visit I had picked up some knitter's graph paper off the wall and was telling MmeP that I know you can print it free online but I find it confusing figuring out which one to print. The sales clerk overheard us and went and searched out the very last graphitti book which has every different sort of crafty graph paper imagineable. My printer has a copy function so now I can just eyeball the size I want and make a copy. We had lunch at Joshua's Tavern, another favorite of mine discovered with my local knit buds on our yearly trips to SPA. It did not disappoint with a crab roll for me and the best fries ever.
We spent a big chunk of the afternoon at LL Bean where we visited both the discount and the regular retail buildings. I found a few great deals on a fleece and a linen shirt and I was happy to find some pretty summer sandals in my new favorite brand. My feet have been infinitely more comfortable since I bought some Merrell tennies at REI and these sandals don't disappoint.
Debbi will be happy to know I have finally gotten rid of the old ugly black bag and replaced it with a new back friendly one. She may not like the new one any better (fashion is not my strong point) but I think my back will certainly appreciate it. If you're starting to think it's all about ergonomics here at Stoneview, you might be right. I'm seriously ready to get back to knitting and spinning so I'm doing everything I can think of to be nicer to my body.