Yesterday, we finally made it out to the new yarn shop Make1. >_<;; This shop is promising to be very dangerous for me as it carries a number of laceweight yarns including Lorna's Laces - Helen's Lace and Schaefer's Andrea yarn. They also have some really interesting sock / fingering weight yarns. ^o^ I was bad and good in that I did get some yarn, but at the same time, managed to keep myself down to a skein each for the laceweights. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with these yarns yet, but... hopefully I'll think of something. :P (Andrea is really nice although quite fine. It's 100% silk and handpainted; really gorgeous stuff but... I need a project for it). ^^;; Otherwise, I'm thinking about signing the female sibling up for their Sockaholics Anon program. It might be interesting for her. :P
Today though... The female sibling unit and I went shopping. The FSU needs to get some clothes for her trip to Europe next month, so we went shopping. We went to the mall this evening; and did I mention we were going shopping? ......It was decidedly not one of our more productive shopping trips. Over 2 hours at the mall, most of it looking for her stuffs although I tried on some clothes and... when on earth did I become a size 0?!?
Shopping started this evening for a new bathing suit for the FSU at Swimco; apparently, one of the hotels she and her friend are staying at has an indoor pool and she's been threatened with swimming and the need for a bathing suit. The smallest size I saw at the shop was a size 6 or 8... Maybe we'd have more luck ordering from Victoria's Secret??
Next on the list was pants of some sort so we hit the Gap (the female sibling shops there since they carry size 1). Last year, I got some jeans there in size 4; a bit big, but nothing horrendous. So why is it that tonight, not only did they not fit, size 2 were threatening to fall to the floor on me? I wasn't interested in trying any smaller sizes since I wasn't overly keen on the style and so next we went to Banana Republic... I haven't really shopped there much, but they sometimes have some nice clothes, so we decided to try. The FSU grabbed any size 0's she could find while I grabbed the occasional 2 and mostly 4's... I had to ask the girl helping me to get me size 2's and 0's while trying things on at the same time as asking her to change a size S top to an M??
I ended up getting some size 0 pants; a hint on the small size in that it's a bit hard to get over the hip and I need to watch what I wear underneath (or I should try walking and firming up that butt of mine...) and a nice brown top. That was a shocker. I'm not a brown person. I generally dislike brown and love blacks, reds, blues and some greens. Still, it's a rich brown and I like how it looked. ^_^
But still, size 0?? While I'm not big, I'm not thin either. (I could afford to lose 5-10 lbs but have never bothered to exercise it off so it stays on me. I'll also give Banana Republic this much, the girl at the shop did mention that their size 0's tend to fit big and that they've complained to their company about this since it's a problem for their smaller sized customers). The FSU, on the other hand, is thin. She's always been model thin and has a horrible time trying to gain weight, and trying to find clothes for her has always been a challenge. (The worst it's been for me is that on rare occasion I'd drop to a size 2). Tonight however... most places were threatening me with baggy 2's and the need to go lower, while the FSU couldn't find anything close to fitting properly. Eventually, we got her some 2P's at Talbot's, but she said that the pockets managed to hide the fact that they're a size too big for her.
I'm not sure what we're going to do about clothes for her now. I did offer to buy her a ticket to Japan for her to go clothes shopping. (She didn't think my going to Europe in her stead would work too well though). :P Otherwise... Vancouver maybe?? They have a large oriental population so they might have some clothes that'll fit her. FSU did mention Las Vegas seemed to have some smaller clothes when she went there...
While at the mall though, we stopped in at Callebaut Chocolaterie... ^o^ My big eared bunnies have somehow managed to breed and I now have a large dark big eared bunny, a large milk one, and a small milk one. Three bunnies... and here I thought those pants I'd just bought were a hint on the small size saying "you must walk". ^^; We'll see what happens now that we're going into spring. :P