Such is the case with Deirdre and Charles (knitfooldeirdre and okijuggler). We have so much fun online and this weekend I had the opportunity to meet them in real life and spend the day doing a yarn crawl. It was the "funnest" day!!! I'm sorry that Cindy and Donna couldn't join us :(
Let me apologize here for the poor quality of the yarn photos. Got home late Sunday night and they were shot indoors and do NOTHING to showcase the beauty of them
I met Deirdre and Charles at the Bethesda Metro at about 10:00 am and our first store was Knit & Stitch = Bliss in Bethesda, MD right down the street from the Metro.
Very cute little shop. The staff was very friendly. Walked out with the following:
|MadeleineTosh DK - Ink|
And a little "monkey kiss" for our friend Willa on Solstice Yarns ... lol
So silly but so fun! As Deirdre remarked during the day - it felt as if we've known each other forever.
Next stop was Stitch DC in Tenleytown, Washington, DC. We stopped by to donate several skeins of brown multicolor eyelash yarns for the women refugees from Butan.
It seemed like a good time to take a little break so we stopped for lunch at Booeymonger, Friendship Heights, Washington, DC, We sat down at our table and started sharing our projects. Deirdre brought her Solstice Yarns Kate shawl and OMG it's amazing!! The yarn is soooooo soft and the pattern is gorgeous! If this were my shawl I would never take it off. As we were sharing projects the woman sitting at the table next to us said she was a knitter and came over to admire our projects. We exchanged Rav names and I hope she'll friend us! You just never know where you're going to meet a knitter!
Next stop on the agenda Deirdre had so carefully mapped out for us was Looped Yarn Works in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
|Laines du Norde - Prancer|
|Blue Heron Rayon Metallic - Carnelian|
|Wandering Wool - Rapunzel|
|Sublime - Black Currant|
|Sublime - Sealskin|
|Berrocco Flicker -This yarn is actually black|
|Miss Babs Yowza - Clematis|
|Butin Collar Kit|
|How cute is this knitting bag?|
I really hated to leave this shop :( But we had more stores to see!
Next was Aylin’s Wool Gatherers in Falls Church, VA. I have to admit I have never been to a yarn shop that was located in an office building. We entered the building and went up to the third floor (down the hall from the chiropractor lol) and walked into a room full of yarn,
|Cascade Heritage Silk - this is for my Advent Scarf Kal|
|Manos del Uruguay - Emerald Green|
The last stop of our day was Nature’s Yarns in Fairfax, VA. Very cute shop! The yarn was well arranged and lit, the staff friendly and had a very cozy feel about it. I was standing in the shop with a few of my selections all blacks and greys when a gentleman walked in wanting to buy some yarn for his sister-in-law. He had NO clue what he wanted or needed and as one of the staff was trying to narrow it down they got to color choices. She made a remark that black and white was boring and I turned around and said "so I'm BORING??" LOL A good laugh was had by all.
Managed to find these pretty little things to take home
|Polaris - Midnight|
|Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran|
|Cascade 220 Superwash - Black|
After leaving Nature's Yarns Charles drove me back to my car at the Shady Grove Metro and I gave Charles a big kiss from me (and Willa).
A BIG HUGE thanks to Charles and Deirdre for taking a day to spend with me. And thanks especially to Charles for all the driving. I'm so excited that we got to meet and get to know each other better and I can't wait to see them again.
And just because we are so silly....here are a few other pics we took...
After I got back to my friend Lois's house we decided to go see a movie. We wanted to see the new George Clooney movie Descendent so we drove back to Bethesda. The movie was sold out so we walked around the corner to another theater and the only movie showing close to the time we got there was J. Edgar. I have to say this was the WORST movie I've ever seen although I did learn some things about him that I didn't know. The only good thing about the movie was the popcorn and cherry coke. lol
Easy drive home today and now it's laundry and getting ready for a short work week.
Off now to do some knitting. Despite all the yarn shops and talk of knitting this weekend not one stitch was knit and I have a birthday shawl to finish!!!