I needed to mail some Christmas packages today, so bundled up and went to town. It's not as cold today as it's been lately, 34F now at midday, which is pretty typical. I think it's been two weeks since I left the cabin! I drove the long country road towards the city square - enjoying the bucolic scene of cows grazing and how stripped bare everything looks now that winter is here full force. I stopped by Mike's new shop to see the progress he's making there and then he joined me on my trip to the post office and yarn shopping.
In or near Atlanta this time of the year the post offices are too painful to deal with. You must wait in a looong line if you're lucky enough to find a parking space. But here there was no line! We were in and out in a minute and I can't tell you what a wonderful thing that is. Small towns have their good and bad, but one good is that there just aren't that many people here to clog up the post office - or any store.
I'm making Mike a warm hat for when he's working since they don't have heat yet in the new shop, and as I was drooling over a yarn I'd not seen before, Mike checked it out and said that was the yarn he'd like me to use for his hat. It's another Lion Brand yarn called Tweed Stripes and this one is a combination of browns and blues... quite pretty:
I can't wait to see how it works up. I still have a few things I want to make before Christmas so need to get to it. After the holidays are over, I'll be more flexible again and will visit here more often. In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying this special time of the year.