Finally a quiet-ish weekend. I can sit in the silent shop and contemplate the mayhem that has been the last month… and a half? Wow time does fly.
Best things first.
A couple weeks ago the St. Louis LYS held a yarn crawl. It was amazing! Washington, Eureka, Kirkwood, St. Charles, Arnold, St. Louis, Edwardsville, Fariview Heights. So many places to go! So little time! I made it to a few including my newest adopted home.
EWE KNIT YARNS is in Webster Groves. It is a very charming shop run by the wonderfully fun Julie. They’ve only been open a few months but have managed to acquire some absolutely beautiful yarns and some crazy cool knitters and crocheters. She is a collection point for the Blue Scarf Project so create an amazing blue scarf, stop in to drop it off and check out the shop. They have a knit/crochet night on Tuesdays re-opening the shop at 7pm. Last week we went to a quick dinner at Schlafly Bottleworks as it is only a couple of miles away and then on to knit night. It was tons of fun and I think we are going to try to make a monthly trek down there.
And did I mention she is now carrying my yarns?!?!?!
Jerri knit up a tiny swatch the other night and it turned out so much fun! I love it….
Speaking of new yarns… I have two more colors that hopped into my pot slightly accidentally.
A bright aqua blue semi-solid yarn that knits up with a hint of variegation from a slightly deeper shade.
I couldn’t come up with a name to save my life. While it is very clear blue water, or little boy blue, I wanted it call it something more … fun. At 230 in the morning it hit me. There has to be a train line in some big city that is beautiful aqua blue. I pulled out all my maps – El, Tube, Metro – there has to be something here!
Yep. Meet “Victoria Line”
The Victoria Line in London. So many rides on that train. Oh London, how I miss You!!!!
A blend like this, if found in nature, can only exist in the lichen community. It knits up in a beautiful variegation of greens from palest celery to mossy brown to blue-ish spruce.
Behold “I’m Lichen Knit!”
Back to keeping the shop and doing a bit of knitting.
I love the the girls bring lunch hang out all afternoon on Saturdays. There is such a great community here!