Thursday, March 24, 2011

Knitting Shopping Adventures

I went on a wonderful knitting/yarn adventure last weekend. My friend Addie turned me on to the knitting books and blog of Susan Anderson (listed in my blog roll to the right). Itty-Bitty Hats is such a great little treasury of hat projects. Too, too cute!! Anyway, I have been wanting to try out the Spud and Chloe line of yarn she often uses and blogs about. I am still a little leery of buying yarn online without feeling it and seeing the colors firsthand. None of the yarn shops in the Tidewater area currently carry it, so naturally I took my husband and daughter on a yarn expedition to the Black Mountain Yarn Shop in Black Mountain, NC. 

This yarn shop also carries Debbie Bliss yarn, another great designer associated with a yarn line, so it was a double win for knitting/yarn shopping. We were visiting my in-laws in NC and taking in some of a nephew's travel soccer action in Asheville, NC. We stopped in Black Mountain, shopped, and then had a delicious handmade pizza lunch before taking in the soccer action. The owners of the knitting shop were very nice and wound the yarn for me. I love the colors I selected. Now I just have to figure out exactly what I am going to to do with them. I am thinking hats...or a sweater...or who-knows. It was a beautiful day for an adventure! Hope your arts and crafting adventures are in full swing this spring!

look at all this beautiful yarn!
sunshine and soccer!


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