It's been two weeks since my last post, but the knitting never stops. Unfortunately, neither does anything else. I don't remember a point in my life where I've been as busy as I have been this year. I have a hunch things aren't going to slow down anytime soon. This isn't a bad thing, in fact, it's exactly the opposite. Mike and I have been really fortunate to see and share memories with a lot of people we love; in the process of doing so, we've had bunches of fun, but, gosh, all that running in circles sure can make a girl dizzy. Apparently, the older I get, the longer it takes for me to rebound into routine. Before I get too far behind (again), I want to share some of the fiber fun I squeezed in (including my first ever blog meetup! More on that soon). The weekend following my previous post, Mike and I made our way to Minnesota for a wedding. I consider it imperative to sample local fiber fare when I travel, and after reading The Harlot's account of her recent trip to MN, I knew I needed to make a pit-stop at the yarn garage. Time was tight; we had five hours between stepping off the plane and the start of the ceremony. Fortunately, the shop is only a 15min drive from MSP, and Mike is a very indulgent man.
From the outside, the shop is seemingly unassuming. Don't be fooled. This isn't your mama's LYS, unless, of course, your mama's LYS boasts a massive crystal chandelier, its own house blend of coffee, and store specific signature colorways . And, the glitter. Don't get me started! I spent my first 30 minutes getting lost among all the wonderfully unique yarn varieties, scoping out samples (Have you ever seen a sweater knit from camera film?), and interacting with the locals; the staff here treated us like old friends, offering us refreshments and introducing us to regulars as they helped us navigate the store.
If I lived anywhere near this shop, I would be there constantly! I may already be plotting a return trip.... To hold me over until I'm able to get back to MN, I'm getting another dose of StevenBe at Vogue Knitting Live where he will be inspiring creativity alongside Nadine Curtis. If you're planning on being in Chicago, you should come too! Steven is kicking off VKL weekend with an event at Loopy on Thursday evening.
10/24/2012 07:47:45 am
OMG!! Is that place for reals? Jealous! And I love the Packers too!!
10/24/2012 12:01:24 pm
Sparkle indeed! You had me at the chandelier! It looks like such an inviting place to kick up your feet and knit and chat. So neat that you got to meet the Legend.
10/24/2012 09:20:47 pm
You wrote: "If I lived anywhere near this shop, I would be there constantly!"
10/26/2012 07:00:51 am
It is an amazing place, indeed. I teach there. Steven is wonderful. The staff rocks!
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