Today I gave blood and then Skip and I drove up to Port Perry for the Garden Show at the arena. It was very nice to see all the plants and garden ornaments. It was a gorgeous, warm, sunny day. Skip is eager to get out in the garden except that yesterday, his back started feeling 'twinge-y' and he's not able to do much stooping and bending. Hopefully it'll clear up pronto.
After the garden show, we stopped in at Never Enough Wool and I bought a pattern book, "The Great American Aran Afghan" from Knitter's Magazine. I wanted to make the squares out of a washable yarn - preferably a blend rather than a superwash wool. I've heard the superwash wool yarns tend to pill. As cost is a factor, I picked up some Patons Decor yarn - 75% acrylic/25% wool. I've knit about 25 rows and I don't really like the look (too shiny) or the feel (too acrylic-y) so I'm going to return the 2 remaining balls and find something else. The gal in the yarn shop had used Patons Canadiana but I don't like the feel of 100% acrylic. What to do. What to do.