rachelle, heather, phyllis, and i met and showed off our latest projects. rachelle was crocheting a beautiful pastel green baby afghan with an attached hood, but was contemplating not putting on the hood. phyllis was working on a blue scarf. heather was still learning the ropes and working on a rainbow variegated piece that looked tie dyed. i was trying out a new yarn i found at, of all places, big lots! phyllis told us last week that big lots had a surprising amount of yarn. of course, i had to check it out. i found some ribbon yarn (80 yds) for 79 cents each. i decided to make a scarf with it. we all had new projects that we were working on. we also discussed books. we shared our favorite shows. turns out that we are mystery fans listing james patterson and sue grafton as some faves. as for television, we seemed to be fond of the csi franchise of shows and "how i met your mother" among others. we even confessed to being hooked on a few reality shows. bean counters is such an inviting place. rachelle and heather made plans to stop at big lots on the way home, phyllis called it a day, and i purchased some french onion soup in a bread bowl to take home. i think i'll ask about putting up our group's flyer at jo-ann fabrics. i personally find it comforting to be with people who understand my need to surround myself with skein after skein of soft, fuzzy, furry yarns.