Today was a busy day of driving all over to do chores, but I made sure our route took us by a yarn store I'd never been to before. It's called Fabric Place and it was pretty great! They have several locations in New England. I can't believe I didn't go there sooner. I was able to get the needles I need for two upcoming projects. I only bought two balls of yarn as I didn't have a list with me of what I need, but I spotted a lot of yarns I'll go back for. One even looked like a good choice for knitting into a sweater for my husband.
I bought circular needles in sizes: 4.50mm/29in; 3.50mm/29in; 3.25mm/16 in; US13/16in; and a package of yarn bobs. (The shiny packaging and flash made it hard to get a good picture, but I'll post this one anyway.)
And, somehow, these two balls of Plymouth Yarn--Suri Merino went to the checkout counter with me. It feels soft and cozy and will probably make a lovely pair of mittens!
Saffy is doing a lot better. Keeping the 'hot spot' dry and clean seems to be clearing it up. She hasn't licked it at all tonight!