Today the plan was to stop at La Grange, halfway between San Antonio and Houston, to visit a fabric and yarn shop, The Quilted Skein, that looked very inviting on line.
We arrived there after 5 hours of driving from where we stayed last night, very little of which was interstate driving. We were mostly on 2 lane highways where the posted speed limit was 70mph. Most of the time, we were able to drive the speed limit so it wasn't too frustrating getting stuck behind the odd truck or motor home. There were passing lanes or small towns every few miles where we could get past the slow pokes.
We had no trouble finding The Quilted Skein, half a block down a side street off the main street.
There is also more fabric (Skip calls it 'cloth') and yarn in the back room.
This one resembles an ancient Sumarian image:
And what did I buy?
A lovely multi-coloured skein of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. I have a Hitchiker in mid for this - or something similar.
The dyer uses knitted blocks of doubled sock yarn, dyes them, then unravels them and winds them separately so identical twins can be knit.
Pattern suggestions for it and the Jitterbug yarn are gratefully welcome.