I enjoy having a Sunday off. It’s not a common occurrence when you work in the glamorous world of retail, and when it happens you have to make the most of it. Having Sunday off is even better when your normally hectic schedule aligns with that of your best friend, and you can meet up for brunch. Yes, I’m a brunch person. I love starting my breakfast with a mimosa, digging in to a savory dish, and lingering over coffee, all while catching up on life’s latest trials and triumphs.
If you ever find yourself in St. Paul on a Sunday morning, make your way to Meritage. It’s French. It’s fabulous, and you won’t leave hungry. The restaurant itself is charming, and the food is divine.
Fueled by a superb breakfast (and probably one-too-many cups of coffee), I decided to pop in to the Yarnery to pick up a much-needed circular needle to finish the neckline of my Snowfall Sweater. It’s turned out to be quite pretty, and if I can get the finishing wrapped up today, I’ll still have the chance to wear it before it gets too warm. (Reality check: I live in Minnesota. It won’t be “too warm” for at least two months.)
As I walked down the street, I chanted in my head “I will not buy sock yarn. I will not buy sock yarn”. You can guess what I did.
In my defense, you can never have too many pairs of hand-knit socks. Oh, and I forgot that I was out of Euclan. After all, I’m going to block my sweater one last time after all is seamed up. The Fringe Supply Field Bag? Well, let’s just say I’ve been staring at it on the Fringe Supply Co. website for several months now. Yes, I justified it all.
Now it’s time to sign off and finish my sweater. The sooner I do that, the sooner I can knit up a pair of socks.