Sunday, March 30, 2014
I did end up going to the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival - it was OK. First off I will never go on Saturday again, that was a mistake! Since I got bailed on the day before (thereby leaving me no time to invite someone else) I ended up going alone, but the upside is you can go when you want. I was glad I arrived early, by noon I was done shopping and saw everything - it was jammed, you could barely move around. But I got some excellent stuff - lace yarn, a new sock book sock yarn, stitch markers, it was really fun. We all know how much I(don't) love a good crowd so I darted off and had a fun, meandering ride back. Before leaving the festival I was playing with my GPS in the parking lot t o find the best route and when I looked to back out there were 3 cars ready to get into it for my spot, off I went gladly.
Now, we are just waiting for the snow to disappear. One of the upsides of changing jobs now I thought was we were past of the worst of it snow - wise. But it just keeps snowing! I did end up spending one night in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago as the roads were predicted to be very icy and snow was coming. So I drove up Sunday and booked a hotel room right across the road. David and I had discussed this possibility right before I started and felt it was worth the money. If I called off I would have been out that day's pay anyhow, so it was a wash financially but I didn't miss a day of work. And let's face it - it's fun to go hang out in a hotel, especially where I work. Did I mention my office building is right across the road from giant mall? Does life get any better than that??