8.29.2004

A Tale of Two Knitties

It was the best of times, it was the ... best of times!
Especially when you enjoy a day at the coolest little shop in Maryland, Folk Art Studio and Cafe! ... and that is exactly what Megan and I did yesterday! We got our knit on... and ate the best grilled cheese sandwiches EVER... and drank yummy chai... and talked to the awesome staff... the list goes on.

We met up at the shop, and unbeknownst to us, it was their Open House day. We walked in and there was a knitting lesson going on! Jeannie was showing a customer how to knit with some luscious Lamb's Pride.

(L-R Top: Kathy (shop owner), and Megan modeling the cutest baby sweater!
Bottom: New knitty customer, and Jeannie)



Megan began working on her baby blanket (which will come in handy in three months... She is due in November!) I worked on a quick ribbon scarf project in a drop stitch pattern.


Megan and I show off our projects, and the lovely atmosphere of the shop.


Erika, one of the lucky staff members, models her shawl, fresh off the needles! Bellisima!


The cafe offers some delicious vegan / vegetarian treats, and tons of good drinks!

...the time came for us to choose some yarn to take home with us...




Megan's Stash


Lauren's Stash


It is a little unclear, but we both made out like bandits! It was discount day, and we took advantage of that.


Megan was wooed by the captivating Colinette Giotto, (we can have matching scarves!) and we both got hanks of the lovely Ironstone New Wool.


We got swifted...

and had to take off after 4 hours of fun!

We had a great time! If you are in the Maryland suburbs area, you have got to stop by Folk Art Studio and Cafe. You will find lovely yarns, great staff, and yummy food and drink.

Check out Megan's blog later today for her pictures!

OTHER KNITTING NEWS



Rehoboth (Pink Monster) is nearing completion... I have a few more inches, then my new and improved neckline, and she will be prêt-à-porter!



My mom's ribbon drop-stitch scarf is done! This was tons-o-fun to make!

And my final stash enhancement tally:

  • 3 balls of Lion Brand Landscapes (I made a quick trip to JoAnn!)
  • 1 ball of Ironstone mohair
  • 1 hank of Ironstone New Wool (to match the one I bought last week!)
  • 2 hanks of Knit One Crochet Too Tartalette
  • 2 hanks of Colinette Mercury in Alabaster and Turquoise
  • 2 sets of darning needles, because mine always disappear

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