As a part of the fourth generation of my inlaws’ family business, I like to support other small businesses. As a woman, I like to support other women in business. It’s also fun and easy to shop at a friend’s store. Thanks to Etsy and the internet, the world is my oyster. Thanks to Jessi for being a great friend AND a wonderful indie dyer and stitch marker maker. (You may shop for your own here.)
Jessi and I worked out a little trade for the Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers yarn and the sweet dog-themed stitch markers. I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do with the yarn, but I had to have it. It reminds me of mint and dark chocolate, which are two of my favorite things. The dogged markers are certainly right up my alley, and have been immediately elevated to favored status. Ironically, even Jessi doesn’t know that shades very similar to THAT blue and green grace Fred’s “dress up” collar and leash, which were hand-made by another basset hound owner/friend. It’s funny how things work out that way.