i love blowing rock, north carolina. it may be touristy and small, but it's just beautiful. each time i go there, i feel like i'm at home and always want to stay longer than our vacation allows. here's a pix from linville falls, nc. ben and i have been going there for 6 years. we used to go twice a year, but once we moved to richmond and found out that it's 7 1/2 hours from here! we don't go as often.
this trip to blowing rock held new excitment as it's the first time i've been there since i started knitting. before we left, i intended to look up yarn stores (as i was certain there was one in boone - it's sooooo artsy there); however, i didn't have the time to print out locations. i told ben that i was sure i would be able to find a store. friday, we walked around downtown and wouldn't you know it, the first place i found was a knitting store!! i have been to blowing rock countless times, but had never seen this store before. the owner was so nice and her yarn selection was beautiful. here's what i bought:
- 3 skeins of filatura di crosa (127 print) 100% wool
- 3 skeins of Brownsheep Handpaint Originals in Chestnut
- 2 skeins of Classic Elite Miracle (50% alpaca, 50% tencel)in a beautiful beige. i *love* this yarn
- 1 skein of Classic Elite Inca Alpaca in color 1132 - Absolutely gorgeous!
the first 3 skeins are for a scarf for ben for his birthday; i'm making the chunky rustic scarf in last minute knitted gifts. it's beautiful but remind me that i'll never cast on 200 stitches again for a scarf!
the other skeins are for various yet to be determined projects. maybe some wrist warmers for me?
the fiber festival is coming up in oct, so i need to use up some of these skeins so i can spend there!