This time last year I was sadly leaving Massachusetts having graduated from college. Then a few months ago my parents bought their retirement home 30 minutes away from my college town. The really funny thing is that I almost decided to go to graduate school at UMASS Amherst, only minutes away!
Massachusetts is a pretty wonderful state and I definitely miss being an easy walk away from Webs. Getting to come back and visit Northampton was like coming home. I don't miss the winters here though!
I knew the dangers of going on a yarn spending spree having been deprived of yarn stores for so long, so I limited myself to a few special yarns.
I bought one of my old favorites Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash, a yarn I have written about before. I picked out enough dark red merino goodness for a super special knit-a-long with a dear friend I consider my sister.
I've been wanting to try Socks That Rock for a while now, but Webs is the only yarn store I've been to that carries it. Oh the colors and the texture!
I couldn't resist getting some madelinetosh merino light either because I have a difficult time finding it and everyone is always knitting the most gorgeous projects out of it.
Anyways, as of yesterday the house now has internet (even though the cable company did not seem to want me succeed) and I'll try and get some knitting accomplished when I'm not engaged in one of my family's favorite activities, gutting and then restoring old houses.