How was your weekend?! Lots was happening around parts — preliminary cleaning, sorting, and packing (how is it possible that we’re leaving here next Saturday?!) and, most importantly, a lot of knitting, nay, finishing (!!! yes I finished not one, not two, but THREE knits, woo hoo!) happened. Continue reading “Yarn Shop Visit: Wollhaus”
Hi there friends, and happy Friday!
Phew, this week’s flown by — I can’t believe I’m just getting to tell you about my time in Los Angeles! It was a wonderful (almost) week, and we crammed in a lot — especially considering we had to carry on with work Thursday, Friday, and Monday as usual.
So, obviously, the most important part of the trip was visiting a new-to-me yarn shop! I’ve been working my way through the fiber spots that are scattered around LA. A few weeks before I arrived, Mr. N had, by chance, had an opportuntity to scout out one of the shops I’d been hoping to visit — Gather DTLA — and was very enthusiastic about it (“They have Quince yarn!” he reported, “and locally dyed yarn as well!” — clearly, he’s done a good job learning how to evaluate yarn shops.) Our original plan had been to do some hikng Saturday and visit downtown LA, and most importantly, the yarn shop, on Sunday, but bad weatehr Saturday morning conviced us to swap our weekend plans. And in the end, by the time we got downtown early Saturday afternoon, it had turned into a brilliant day.
Continue reading “Gather DTLA and other La La Land adventures”
Monday afternoon, Mr. N and I hopped on the hour-long flight to Auckland to sort out his visa to come back to the US and have a bit of a mini holiday. I’d never been in Auckland, outside the airport, so it was nice to have a small visit to the biggest city in New Zealand, especially as we squeezed in visits to two yarn shops in as many days!
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