You can’t plan a day like that! Yesterday was so unexpectedly fun and special!
My knitting peeps and I had decided to attend a special event at StevenBe’s Yarn Garage Workshop in south Minneapolis on Saturday. StevenBe is wonderful: he is warm, generous in all ways, inclusive, talented and creative. You may have seen him in knitting magazines as well.
Steven is wearing a handknit creation knit with bulky cotton and videotape
His workshop used to be a firehouse and is now an eclectic melange of knitting and gifts and all kinds of yarn. It overwhelms the brain!
Jacket festooned with dozens of buttons: almost too heavy to lift!
We shopped, we laughed, we noshed. I ran into many old and dear friends and Guild members. Ellen DeSilva, aka TwinSetEllen, mentioned her special project Warm Hats, Not Hot Heads — check it out on her blog. We had a great time and did not want it to end. So, off we went!
Next stop: Borealis in St. Paul. I must admit, it seemed a little tame after StevenBe’s! But we loved it just the same. We saw a T-shirt that I would have bought if they had my size. White shirt, black letters that said,
“I was born to knit. I am forced to work.” And another:
“K1, YO, k2tog, P1…If you understand this, we need to talk”
Then off to The Yarnery. We had a blast there, too, finding yarn and patterns everywhere along the way. Then to lunch at Cafe Latte — wow. So much fun.
What did I buy — some C-R-A-Z-Y yarn at StevenBe’s! Linie 282 Zico Yarn in black:
You use it to make this crazy scarf. I bought it in black for my oldest daughter and finished it last night:
The color of the sweater it’s on is washed out, but the scarf itself looks pretty true. Just a fun scarf and very fashion forward like my daughter!
I also bought a skein of Fiesta La Boheme in Peacock to make another Moebius Cowl. I love mine and get so many compliments, and this color is stunning:
We headed home happy as clams. I love my peeps and we enjoyed a thoroughly fun and productive day!
PS: Check out this article about Steven in the Pioneer Press! Thanks, Readers!