Thursday, October 11, 2007
Fiber Friday - Souvenirs
It all started with patches my mom would buy when we visited a new place. She'd take the patch and sew it on a hooded sweatshirt for me. I remember that thing covered with patches. I think that started me thinking that I had to have a little trinket from every place I visited.
I moved on from patches to t-shirts and fridge magnets and then on to Christmas tree ornaments. I think that the time we visited Disney World we ended up with one of everything. But now, I've finally settled on yarn as the souvenir I seek when we travel. In fact, the first thing I do when I know I'm headed out of town is to map out the local yarn shops and see if I'll be able to work one into my trip.
I have put a few self imposed limitation on these out of town buys though. I try and keep the purchase small. Sock yarn is usually what I end up getting. It only takes one skein for a nice little project and it seems like there is always room for one more skein in the stash.
This trip to Florida I got to visit two shops, Knit 'n Knibble in Tampa and Needles and Knobs in St. Petersburg. This yarn is from the Tampa shop. It was a very friendly shop that seemed to draw a good crowd. My husband napped on the sofa while I shopped. It certainly was a comfortable place. I'd definitely go back if we are in the area again and I don't think he'd mind too much either.
Yarn Name: Jitterbug
Color: #77 Dusk
Fiber Content: 100% easy care merino wool
Skein Weight: 110 grams
Yardage: 291 meters