In wanting to take advantage of the holiday weekend, we decided to check out Boston for a little getaway, and we had a fantastic time. For me, a highlight of the weekend was meeting up with Erin, a blogger friend, in the flesh! Erin and I got to know one another almost a year ago when we participated in a yarn swap through Ravelry. We became instant friends but haven't had the chance to spend time together in person ... until this weekend.
|Erin in her Tea Leaves Cardigan|
She and I met up at her LYS -- we both were so excited to meet that we were mere steps behind each other once the shop opened at 10 on Saturday morning! We had a great time talking about our favorite yarns, which patterns we were thinking about casting on, and what were on our needles now. Windsor Buttons is a fabulous store, filled with a wide selection of yarns, a huge array of needles and hooks, and, of course, mounds of buttons.
I wore my Sakina Shawl to show Erin, and I'm so glad she wore her gorgeous Tea Leaves cardigan, the details of which are stunning, to show me. After drooling over all those beautiful skeins, we sat in a cafe for another hour, gabbing away. I feel as if I've know Erin for years, and I know this was just the first of many get-togethers we'll have.
I know you're wondering if I bought anything so, yes, I did (vacation yarn, as Erin called my new stash) including two skeins Berocco Ultra Alpaca and a new pair of Addi Turbo needles. C'mon, I haven't seen this beautiful blue-gray colorway before, and I just had to have it, right? Let's just say that I'm still celebrating my birthday!