Saturday, November 03, 2007

Out and About

Leave it to Sarah Lou to hatch a plan to go head to yarn shops on the shores of Lake Erie in November! Marblehead is, believe it or not, home to not one, but two yarn shops. Sarah found out, via Ravelry, about an Open House weekend at these two shops, and decided to organize a group of us to go check out the goings-on. A little after 9:00 this morning we met up, caffeinated ourselves, and loaded into my car for the drive.

Front: Me, Sarah
Back Row: Patti, Cher and Alana

Christi's Just For Ewe was our first stop. We were greeted by vociferous sheep and gentle alpacas. The shop was small, crowded, almost claustrophobic, but very friendly. I found it a bit disconcerting that the yarn was arranged by color, not by type of yarn. All the blue yarn was together. All the pink was together. All the green. One then had to paw through to find if there was a particular type - wool, cotton, bulky, worsted - or brand of yarn.

After that, we went to A Yarn Shop. Yes, that's the name of the place. It was much more open, neatly organized, and more typically arranged. Drawing a slip of paper out of a bucket awarded me a 15% discount on the Colinette Jitterbug, Copperbeech sock yarn I chose.

Lunch was simple and satisfying; soup, sandwiches and salads at a local place recommended by a family friend of Sarah's. We had to check out a couple of the shops right beside the restaurant after eating.

No trip to Marblehead is complete without a visit to the Marblehead Lighthouse, built in 1821.

Alana, Patti and Sarah were knitting socks!

Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend. I will have another FO to report in my next post.

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Anonymous Melissa said...

That looks like such a wonderful time!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 12:26:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jacki said...

Aw, cute sheep! Looks like you had a good, albeit chilly, time (Sarah Lou looks like she's freezing!).

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 7:00:00 AM EST  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

How much fun was that?! I love your "get up and go" attitude.

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 8:38:00 AM EST  
Blogger Beth said...

I love spur of the moment trips. :) Enjoy that Jitterbutt!

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 9:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger sarah lou said...

ok, this post is wonderful, but let me point out a couple things... i was leaning on a table in that group pic, that's why i look so squatty and wide and cold(?). it really was a lovely day... in weather, in company and in events! :) thanks again for offering up your vehicle and letting me borrow your scale, since i didn't come prepared!

and you had to drop that 'departed a little after 9' in there, didn't you?? i was affirming the directions!!! :-P

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 11:01:00 AM EST  
Blogger becky c. said...

Fun! So glad you girls had a good day!

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 11:20:00 AM EST  
Blogger Knoobie Knitter said...

So jealous! I should have gone...instead I spent the day knitting a felted clog! :p

Glad you kids had fun! Pics are GREAT!

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 6:20:00 PM EST  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Very fun! I love lighthouses!

Monday, November 5, 2007 at 1:45:00 AM EST  
Anonymous johari said...

Looks like fun times!!!


And the knitting while walking is priceless!

Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:33:00 AM EST  
Anonymous susna said...

i am soooooo jealous! i love road trips like that and just don't do them enough. glad you could have a great time.

Monday, November 5, 2007 at 12:32:00 PM EST  
Anonymous susan said...

whoops, that susan

Monday, November 5, 2007 at 12:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

This looks like such a fun trip!!! Next time I totally have to meet you guys there...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:48:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Lori on Little Traverse Bay said...

What a great time! I think I want to move to Marblehead! (Wait, I already live in a resort community...)

Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 4:28:00 PM EST  

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