I had a busy day on Friday. First thing in the morning I went to see my neurosurgeon (who said I’m doing fine — just need to take things easy while I continue to heal).
By coincidence, the day before, I discovered that there was a new yarn shop that had recently opened a mere 5 miles from my doctor’s office. So after my appointment I headed over to the shop, Nature’s Yarns Inc.
The shop is located in a small strip mall in Fairfax, Virginia. It was easy to find and there was plenty of off-street parking in the lot.
I arrived there just as they were opening and the owner, Amy, very kindly offered me a cup of coffee as I cam through the door.
It’s a very nice shop in a lovely space — there’s a table and chairs in the front, and a couch and comfy chairs towards the back of the shop. Amy told me that there is a classroom in the back as well.
The shop carries a lot of interesting yarns you don’t often see — some of them I knew about, some I didn’t. Did I buy anything? You betcha! But most of it is a secret.
I can show you this however:
It’s a lovely Lawre’s Laine bag, the perfect size for a sock project.
Speaking of socks, I did finish the Van Dyke Lace socks.
These are made from Dream in Color Classy yarn in the “Happy Forest” colorway, knit on 2.75mm needles. I used one 250 yard skein for the pair of socks.
There was a question in the comments a little while back, asking why Teddy hadn’t appeared on the blog lately. Well, you know the life of a sock toe model is a busy and exhausting one. But Teddy consented to model a sock toe.
Ignore this sock — it’s something I was noodling with this weekend. I’ve decided the color is not right for the pattern so you’ll not see it again.
What Lucy did this weekend:
She’s resting up to help me with Thanksgiving preparations.