Dan and I just returned from a weekend trip to the excellent city of Boston, where we stayed with friends in Somerville and did things like visited the science museum, ate some very tasty food, did karaoke (my first time at it - it was a lot of fun), wandered along the waterfront, took a Freedom Trail tour, and - of course - went yarn shopping. My plan was to get a 16" size 8 circular needle, suitable for hat-making (I previously had only a size 6 and a size 10 in that length), and yarn to make Dan a winter hat to go along with the gloves and scarf I'd already knit him.
I found some really gorgeous hand-dyed superwash from a great little yarn shop in Cambridge, Mind's Eye Yarns, and was once again reminded of how lucky I am to have a guy who actually likes to wear colors - he asked me to make his hat out of it! After hearing all the stories from great knitters (like Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, of whom I'm a fan) whose husbands, boyfriends, fathers, et cetera refuse to wear anything but solid black and gray, I almost can't believe that my fiance wants me to make his hat in the beautiful, vibrant shades of sky blue and grass green you see here. Yet more proof that I've found the most wonderful guy on Earth.
Today we're taking it easy - all that walking made one of his knees quite unhappy, so we're putting off visiting FDR's home till tomorrow and instead lounge around watching Dollhouse, the singing commentary on Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog, and whatever else takes our fancy. That means lots of knitting time for me!
One more thing - here's a picture of some really pretty coffee that one of our friends (not me, sadly - I bet it was yummy) had at the cafe 1369 in Somerville. It's so aesthetically pleasing that I have to include it here.