Our visit was a bit poignant as my aunt has entered hospice, so I didn't really want "souvenir" yarn. Instead, I picked up a two balls of novelty yarn and knitted two quick scarves, one for my aunt and one for her aide. We hemmed and hawed over colors, but LB was the one who noticed and remembered that the aide wore bright pink nail polish. He was even able to describe two of her outfits in their entirety.
In the shop, he also spotted a pattern for Zuzu's Petals that really struck his eye. The cowl calls for a distinctive, fairly obscure worsted weight yarn with three long bands of color. Sigh. He's right; it is just lovely and I will probably have to order some.
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