This is the building where the object of my desires was located.
And charmingly, it was located in an 118 year old building.
The shop was a little small and at first I worried it was a bit too yuppy and therefore would also be too pricey and worse yet, too snobby. However, the lady who worked there was really nice and even would my skein for me and wrapped it in a piece of lavender tissue paper!
Here is the object of my affections - Socks That Rock medium weight in the colorway Gypsum. I really liked that ceramic sheep. It was hollow. In my opinion it should have been a piggy bank to save your change for stash enhancement! lol
I also went to a store in Lynden, a Dutch tourist and farming community near my parents. This store was unique in that it was combined with a store that sold previously owned quality clothing and accessories. The yarns and supplies were also from peoples' stashes, estates or closeouts. This is lovely heathered Country Classics Yarn for Sox in Blue Jean. It's destined to become hiking socks for me!
And this is what I started with the Socks That Rock pictured above. I tried a couple other things first that I didn't like and I was not sure about this first, but it's growing on me and helps me keep my hands busy when I am elevating and icing my leg!