My hopes of visiting all those Atlanta yarn shops were dashed when I realized that the only day we weren’t on a deadline was Sunday. Our trip to Rome requires a break around Macon. So that is where we book a hotel for 2 days, enough to drive Erik to camp then back to Macon for another respite before heading home to Florida. Tom and I managed a stop at Ikea and I can never leave there empty handed. I managed to find a neat yarn storage item in the children’s department. It’s a net that has several compartments, perfect for hanging from a closet rod or depending on your décor, from a hook in the ceiling. I joined “Summer of Stash” and am hoping to put a small knitting dent in the yarns that I have already bought so I suppose that the fact that my timing was off, Atlanta yarn shop wise, was a good thing.
Instead of shopping in Macon we rambled through Rose Hill cemetery, a vast terraced parcel of land overlooking the Ocmulgee River . It covers 65 acres and is a fascinating walk that could take you days. The amount of monuments, mausoleums, and beautiful stone masonry is staggering.
On our next visit in mid July will include some of the historical sites that I surely missed this round.
My trip was not in knitting vain. I managed to finish my first pair of Jaywalker’s on the trip and will now be casting on for the 6Sox June/July toe up sock. This will be my first time knitting a toe up and I am just a little intimidated by the massive amount of instructions that I downloaded.
As for the Jaywalker’s, I can see why they were so popular. Once I figured out the pattern, it was an addictive knit. I particularly enjoyed not have to schlep instructions because they were a breeze to memorize. I just need to stitch up the toe. Thanks Kathy!
When we arrived home, the yarn fairy had delivered that last of my May shopping spree, 2 skeins of sock yarn from Furry Yarns in Main. I was tempted by their BOGO sale. The wait was long but I was not disappointed.
I also had a small package containing Brittany Birch dpn’s. I broke 2 in one day and had heard that they will replace broken needles free of charge. True to their word, I received not just the 2 but 4 needles in the mail. I swear allegiance to Brittany needles. What great service.