I’m ready for some fall weather. Ready to open some windows and let in the breeze. The tree across the street is rapidly loosing leaves; always a sure sign that fall is just around the corner. Erik and I put out the Halloween decor, another sure sign that fall is on its way!
I’ve been doing a bit of shopping online. I found a couple of skeins of sari silk for under $30, a bargain and I can’t believe that I won the auction. I lost out on the Cashmerino that I’ve wanted to try. It was an apple green and sold for about $6 per skein, 7 skeins. Not a bargain. Amazon is sending a box of books and CD’s to get me through the next few weeks. I’ve decided to try the Knit1 selection, “Yellow Jack”. “Don Quixote” just looked good on my coffee table.
Jane and I hit the mall on Saturday. Not very hard, mind you. I get out maybe twice a year and, call me cheap, but there’s not much out there that’s intriguing. What stopped us in our tracks was across the street from Millenia, the DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse). We walked out with boxes upon boxes of shoes and other stuff. I can’t remember when I last found so many $20 pair in one place. Guess I’m just a TJMaxx kinda girl through and through.
I’m on the home stretch of my Amble sock. I think that I say that every post. Really, the toe is close.
My secret pal person sent box o’ yarn my way. It’s been officially confirmed. I live under a rock. I have never seen so much great yarn in a box with my name on it. Unique silk and a hand painted cotton skein and some needles that I had never seen before either. She called them casein. I did recognize the chocolate and promptly ate it.
I feel a little guilty, browsing and clicking, and my gift was on its way to my pal in California. It didn’t even contain yarn. I sent tea. I did find some nice items on my trip to the big city and will put together something more interesting. The yarn store in Winter Park has moved to Maitland, or so I heard. Now that boating season is drawing to a crawl, I’ll have to make a trip west to check it out.
September is when the Central Florida arts season begins, at least in our household. Wednesday begins with a concert at HOB. Lisa and I are going to see the Decemberists. I discovered them after listening to a NPR interview this past summer. I promptly bought their CD. October brings tickets to David Sanborn at the King Center, followed by my personal favorite, the Fall Moonlight Stroll in Leu Gardens. The musical, King and I, precedes the Sanborn concert and the year ends with tickets to the new Cirque de Soleil show, Varekai in St. Petersburg. The year 2006 starts again with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra with guest Joshua Bell, one of my favorite violinists. Whew, no Christmas parties this year, all our funds are spent!