Just spent a wonderfully snoozy weekend with the guys that included not one, but two stops at yarn shops! :)
Stop one, Saturday: Fresh Purls in Providence. Purchased two skeins of the most gorgeous ShibuiKnits sock yarn in Marine, using the gift certificate Don gave me for Christmas. The best part of the trip was taking Matthew into the store with me and having him totally mesmerized by all of the gorgeous yarn.
Stop two, Sunday: Yarnia in Woonsocket. Why Woonsocket? Well, we were delivering our old glider to a co-worker who lives up there and who could resist stopping at the LYS? This store was fantastic... Housed in an old mill building, filled with great yarns, wide open space, great light, and excellent help. I'm not sure if he was the owner or not, but he was fabulous! I wish I could take him yarn shopping with me every time. He found the perfect yarn for the rabbit I'm going to make for my co-worker's baby (due at the end of March). The yarn is Lush, in a wonderful cream color. If you're also on Ravelry, it's the Richard Rabbit that I've made before (check it out, my id is blackpebble). If you're not on Ravelry, you might want to consider signing up. The site is AMAZING! There is a wait list to get on, but the wait is only a week or so (some have been saying it's only 3 or 4 days now!).
The boys also begged to get yarn for a hat and scarf for each. They both wanted the same colors of the same yarn (Brown Sheep, blue boy and limeade), but Matthew wanted bulky weight and Andrew wanted worsted weight. I've started Matthew's hat. Next will be Andrew's scarf. He's requested a Jolly Roger on his scarf. I think I'll use the Stitch 'n Bitch sweater pattern -- only 33 stitches wide, so it should work.
I finished Matthew's socks Friday night, to his (and my) great delight! He wore them to dinner at our friends' house on Saturday. Much to my surprise, the boys also decided they wanted to wear the sweaters I made them.
I also managed to get pictures of their bears that I made them for Christmas.
All in all, a great weekend.