I haven't been much in the mood to do any quilting. It's been so hot here in way Upstate New York. Last Monday I decided that I needed to get out of the house ... so I went on a road trip.
Given that I am not much in the "quilting mood", I thought ... why not visit some yarn shops, get some inspiration. Made a list of four (4) shops I wanted to visit and took off for Vermont.
The first shop I visited was Northeast Fiber Art Center in Williston, Vermont. She had a wonderful selection a yarn.
I had mentioned a while back (May 2014) that I was only going to knit sock, I was NOT going into more complex projects .... Seriously, between quilting, embroidery, EPP and knitting, how many hand projects do I want to juggle at the same time? It was only a matter of time that I'd cave in.
Janet Claire (Moda Fabric Designer) posted on Instagram a Cardigan she had finished and, I caved in! I was looking for wool for this gorgeous project Willapa by Annie Rowden
Unfortunately she did not have enough skein in a lot for me to purchase. At $30.00 a skein, I was not going to compromise on the colour. I do love to support local shops and since I seem to have an obsession for sock yarn, I walked out with a skein of ... you guessed it sock yarn and ....
I learned of a shop hop that was going on. The Great Northern Yarn Haul ....
Sign me up!
I received the wonder bag with some goodies in it. It even has a zipper!
The goodies in the bag ....
Oh my, what a great way to take off into the unknown. Although I had made a list of the shops I wanted to visit, I added a couple more!
My day was spent on winding Vermont Country roads, visiting various shops ... six (6) in total.
My haul ....
Came home inspired and ready to start Christmas gifts ...
Stay tune for Show & Tell!
Thanks for stopping by. Catch you all later.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Road trip .....!
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Those little unplanned excursions usually turn out to be the best! That sweater is gorgeous. Understandable why you are caving. Hope you find the yarn for it soon so you can show and tell your own 😊
It has been too hot to move, but we are getting a break since the storm came through.
Gorgeous yarns and i do love yarn, but I cannot keep up with what I have, no more added crafts, lol.
We do have some nice shops in our areas, I usually get rug weight for binding though.
Good for you honey! What a fantastic day. Next time call me, I'll go with ya and we'll have a Thelma and Louise kind of day. Hugs my friend....
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