Yarn, and inspiration
On our way to Hutchmoot earlier this month we had time for a few fun stops.
As we were driving, I’d been knitting away on the project I’d brought, forsaking reading for the knitting at least in part because I’m more able to converse while knitting than while reading (I hope I’m not alone in this!). I was also really enjoying knitting with my handspun, but as we neared St. Louis I started to worry: If I kept up this pace, I’d likely finish this project before we were back home, and I had only the one project with me. The horror! So when I realized The Loopy Ewe was in St. Louis, where we’d have a bit of time, I looked up the address and phone number (and map) on my phone, but since I couldn’t discern clear directions that way — And I wanted to make sure they were open! — I called them.
I came home with a couple new yarns (Right after we’d left I realized that if I had wanted to use the yarn on the trip, I should have had them ball it at the store, alas.) and a new set of sock needles (no photo of those). I had a great (if hurried) time looking at all these lovely yarns, so many of which I’d never seen up close before.
After The Loopy Ewe, we made a planned stop at the St. Louis Art Museum (It’s cracking me up that its URL is SLAM!), to see the temporary exhibit Form in Translation: Sculptors Making Prints and Drawings, open through September 19.
I don’t want this to get too long, so I think I’ll stick with that. These were by far the highlights of the travel-section of our recent road trip.