I went to Knitting Therapy on Thursday night at my lys - I look forward to it each week and it never disappoints. It has been a great way to meet so many kindred souls as I establish my life in Florida.
Knitting Therapy (KT) runs from 6 - 8pm, but I try to make a full day of it. I live on a Florida barrier island and it is a bit off the beaten path. I use KT as an opportunity to hit all my favorite spots as I travel the 45 minutes to the yarn shop.
I leave around 2 or 3pm, usually with my I-Pod plugged in to the car radio, listening to a knitting podcast like Stash & Burn or Cast-On. My first destination is a town 20 minutes away. Quick stop at Starbucks - my Venti non-fat latte with 2 raw sugars is such a treat, now that I can't get it whenever I want. Next is my chance to stop at Target. From there I do my weekly browse at Home Goods, since you never know what you might find there.
Another 25 minutes I get to the big city, where I can indulge in any of the following shops, depending on my latest obsession - Barnes-Noble, Michaels's or Jo-Anne's. Then on to my ultimate destination, my favorite Florida yarn shop, A Good Yarn.
There I can settle down, knit, talk, see new items, and sometimes make a few purchases. It feeds my creativity and makes me feel so content - very zen, if you know what I mean.
This week I made several purchases, so time for some Show and Tell.
Three Irish girls, Adorn sock - custom dyed colorway for AGY "Gulf of Mexico".
I'm thinking of knitting this up in the
shawl pattern I designed for the shop,
"A Mermaid's Fan".