Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sometimes It Just Happens....

Channeling Britney here....


Oops...I did it again! It happened even when I told myself--NO...it sneaks up on you and jumps in your arms! I was always the one bringing home stray animals, who needed a good home where it would be loved and petted. I guess I'm still doing it today, only with fiber/fabric/yarn!

This unassuming Victorian era home has a very nice surprise inside...




The yarn from left to right is--Mirasol Project Peru Sam'pa (please click the links and read the story of this yarn...I HAD to have it), then some Tofutsies (on sale) and Cascade Heritage sock yarn (no real reason to buy it other than I just wanted it). Take note of the Noni Medallion Travel Bag pattern (ravelry link)--Aunt Pam is making this and it's fabulous (she twisted my arm by bringing her gorgeous bag to our last Knit Night)

Joe & Angel are two of the NICEST people I've met recently, and SO helpful about info in town. Our time was limited but we did take some of their advice. First stop was 234 Gallery, which by the way is a work of art in itself...the inlay floors are AMAZING, after chatting with the owner Hubby's flutes will be featured in her gallery next month! We walked around Trinty Church, the Tiffany stained glass windows are breathtaking...needing refreshment we then too another piece of advice given by finding The Split Banana---mmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmm good! Their sorbets, gelatos and ice creams are made in house! AND...they let you taste as many as you want to...and I DID!
We continued to walk downtown for a while until we were both ready to get back to the camp for a rest. We WILL be going back...as often as possible!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

8 comments:

KSee said...

what a wonderful trip. Love all your new yarn.

Dianne said...

What a nice find and I've just heard of this shop in the last few days..several times..sounds like a road trip is in order.

jennsquared said...

I want to make that bag too! The first time I saw it I was in awe. So pretty!

chanknits said...

They've been on my must-visit list for over a year. Hopefully, my back will soon allow a day trip to Staunton!

Love that bag. It's massive though... I'd have to knit it in the winter.

KnitNana said...

Cool! What a fun trip!
(((hugs)))

Aunt Kathy said...

The bag is beautiful but looks way too hard for a novice like me. Oh maybe one day, or maybe not.

Dana said...

That is a killer bag - - gorgeous! It sounds like you a great time in town. Now I have to ask - - what town is it? Congrats on the upcoming gallery display; that's wonderful news. :)

Opal said...

That Noni pattern is gorgeous! What colors are you planning on doing it in?