Friday, May 11, 2007

Colour me Happy!

So I finally schlepped myself down to Romni Wools to pick-up my umbrella which has been waiting there for almost six weeks. I accidentally left it the last time I was there (for the training-walk/yarn-crawl on April 1st!) because I was tired and distracted by the pretty soft and shiny fluffy things and because I left there carrying significantly more than I had when I came in (I'm sure you can fill in the blanks). So with my senses overwhelmed (Romni is an experience that always leaves me reeling. SO much yarn, so many textures and colours all in one place), my hands extremely full and my body tired... it was pretty easy to forget on the way out that I had an umbrella with me when I came in.

Well, I have always said that things happen for a reason. I may not know what that reason is at the time, but there is surely some kind of purpose to all the seemingly accidental incidents in my life. As a favourite fortune cookie says: Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.

So while in Romni I decided to casually peruse their ginormous bookshelves, just for a pleasant diversion.

Really, I was just browsing...

Until I saw this:

Let me tell you that my inadvertent classically-trained scream scared the living daylights out of everyone in the store.

When I finally recovered enough composure to slap myself silly for not even thinking to look there in the first place (you wouldn't believe the contortions I have been going through in vain attempts to obtain this book), I apologized to the sales staff, the patrons, and everyone in a four-block radius. Then I calmly sauntered over to the cash register to claim my prize.



Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how glad I am to hear you found the book. I didn't even think of Romni.
Your Secret Pal

Lisa L said...

Congrats on the purchase! And that shawl is absolutely fabulous!

Carol said...

Romni wool sure is overwhelming! Too funny that you found your book, basically around the corner. Cast on anything from it yet??