I started the day by sending Mom an e-card. A silly sort of card that plays music and the candles on the cake dance around with canes, like old vaudeville characters. Next I stopped at the local Dale and Thomas Popcorn shop to pick up what's become the expected gift -- a six-pack variety carton of flavored popcorn. Mom loves popcorn and even shares it with Dad. But today, my plans went awry -- no six packs! I chose 4 bags of various flavors in their place, which delighted Mom to no end.
I took along 3 hats to felt in her washer, since it's the old fashioned type that agitates the heck out of things. I used Lion Brand Wool which felted quite well, surprisingly. I've never used a 'big box' store's yarn before but have to say it made for a nice, dense fabric.
I need to cast on a new cloche style hat out of some Lopi I've had for a bit. The cloche will have some sort of needle felting embellishment added at some point in time. I think they really look much better with a little doo-dad added.
After Mom's I headed to Costco for a 'few' items. $213 later, I packed up the car and headed home. Ok, so maybe the seven bottles of wine added to the total but virtually everything else was an essential item. You know -- socks, salmon, omeprazole (Prilosec), tampons, AAA batteries, and on and on. Remember though, that even if you forget to bring your coupons don't let that stop you from saving money -- spot that coupon brochure in the cart ahead of you and ask meekly if you could have that coupon for the omeprazole, as I did today and the shopper kindly handed it over to me. Yes! $4 saved plus another $3 for the tampons I didn't even spot on the coupon page. Very nearly paid for a bottle of wine!
Almost forgot to give the 'inches lost' update. As of this morning I've lost a total of 28 1/2" since I began working out last April. No wonder things fit better!
Time to cast on.....