Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Road trip

Last week my SO and I hit six states in seven days - whew! What knitting projects to take was an issue. At first, I packed the current sock project plus yarn for a second pair. But wait, sometimes US1 needles are hard to manage in a moving vehicle. I opted to also take Honey Cowl, in Noro Silk Garden, not heeding the warning that this pattern is addicting.

Addicting it is, so much so that it is all I worked on the whole trip.

We also hit a few yarn stores along the way. Sadly, this one in Galesburg, IL, was closed.

But Fiber Wild! in Galena, IL, was not. I was overcome with yarn fumes and came away with enough of this yarn from O'Day Farms (Waukesha County, WI) to knit up a sweater or jacket.

Blue Heron Knittery, in Decorah, IA, was also open for business. I made the mistake of petting this Eco Duo yarn (baby alpaca and merino) from Cascade, and it followed me home.

We made it to Minneapolis, too, but I was yarned out by then. We were so impressed with that city, we will return.

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