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There’s No Place Like Home

Tomorrow Jeff and I leave for vacation and we don’t have far too go. We were both born there. Jeff grew up there. I’ve lived 40 miles away all my life and have had two jobs there. Yes, we’ve decided to spend a week enjoying Boston like tourists.
We will stroll through the Boston Common and maybe take a balloon ride. We will stop and have a beer at Cheers. We will watch a street performer at Faneuil Hall. And of course, we will catch a game. And yes, Jeff’s been warned. There will be yarn on this vacation. There are two yarn shops on Newbury Street, and of course one downtown. See you next week!

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Heat Wave Trekking

Remember this? Or this? Now, we are all stitchn’ and bitchn’ about the heat. Boston experienced a heat index of 101. I’m not exactly clear on how the heat index is measured, but I believe it has something to do with the amount one knitter will perspire as she leisurely walks from Downtown Crossing to Copley Place. Thank goodness there was a yarn shop along the way for a little respite.

When I inquired about that new Opal Rainforest yarn that the sock world has been buzzing about, the woman behind the counter gave me a puzzled looked and said, “Opal…is that the yarn that makes its own pattern?” Oh my, this is not a good sign for a yarn shop. But, I forgave her lack of yarn knowledge, as her store only recently made the leap from needlepoint to knitting, and the place was well air-conditioned.

So, I bought this instead. It is called Trekking XXL, color #15. I just love the bright primary colors, and I think my niece will too.

Wally says, “Hey nice yarn, keep knitting those socks. Good things happen when you knit.”

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