I am back from a QUICK trip in Washington DC and had a BLAST!!
My day started out in Knit Happens, an adorable LYS in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
It has a Cheers feeling in there. Everyone is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Thank you Rossana, Stephanie, and Holly for making feel so welcome! I started yet another Wendy Johnson Toe Up with Neighborhood Fiber Co (a DC dyer) in Capitol Hill. People were not just customers in Knit Happens but friends hanging out sharing their personal lives with one another and knitting. I'm definitely going back for a visit!
A few hours later, Amy and I were enroute to the brand new DC Nationals' stadium for Stitch and Pitch. This was the first time I have EVER seen any political statements at a BASEBALL game...
The Tim Russert tribute during game was moving. Everyone stopped to wave hats and or needles.
I was really impressed with the amount of sock knitters in the vicinity. There were folks doing toe up and cuff down socks on both sides and behind me!
Guess who else was enjoying the game??? At about the 6th or 7th inning, I hear, "That's my yarn!" At the end of the row, is Karida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Co. She dyes fantastic colourways and names them after neighborhoods in DC. I could not pass on the oppurtunity of snapping a photo of sock in progress with the person who had dyed it! If you are not in DC/Alexandria area, don't fret. You too can get your hands on Karida's lovely creations SOON at the Loopy Ewe.
Speaking of the Loopy Ewe....someone please help me from buying something this week please!