And so -- we came home early. Back to routine by mid-August, I expected. But my laptop apparently didn't like the ride home as it died somewhere between here and there. Home we were, but routine would have to wait until the computer got fixed. In the meantime, we took a little trip.
We did the Southern Ontario circuit, visiting all the people we had not seen over the summer. We went to see Dad, a BIL celebrating his 65th and long time friends. And on the way there were yarn stores. Unplanned stops, but as the meandering drive took us into certain towns, I had some 'HEY' moments. Hey. St.Thomas. This is where The Little Red Mitten shop is.
The Little Red Mitten in St. Thomas is a store that opened shortly after we left nearby London to retire in Thornbury. I hear lots about it from friends who still live in the area and follow it's story on the 'net'. Until last week, I had never been in. What a great store.
One shawl is nice but two - especially with this Berrocco sparkle yarn - well, how good is that?
The next day, the 'HEY' moment came as we drove up Hwy 23. Accustomed to taking a short cut to bypass the town of Listowel, I said "Hey, if we don't take the shortcut, we can go through Listowel where Sprinrite is having their annual tent sale."
Riverside Yarns in Owen Sound.
Summer, all our driving, all our family visits - all done. My computer repaired. Regular blogging statrted today. Back to routine. Summer is over.