I spent the last day of February Break in Salem, with my two girls, a knitterly friend, and her adorable baby.
And since you always have to meet up with your knitting friends in the nearest yarn shop, we spent a little time in Seed Stitch. Seed Stitch is one of those cozy yarn shops with exposed brick walls, a big comfy sofa and magazines on every table. It just needs a coffee window and you could spend the day. It didn't hurt that the owner's daughter was behind the counter and exactly Zoe's age either. It may have been a long day in the shop, since little Maisie had already made a blanket fort out of the sofa and a sample knit or two. Zoe was happy to climb on in, and I was able to sniff around the store.
We all know I don't need a single skein of yarn right now, but I did need these vintage buttons. Our lunch was tasty, the girls loved the museum, we saw a Taylor Lautner lookalike (wearing a very small loincloth) do a few tribal dances, the baby was charming, and we even hit a magic shop. It was a good day for everyone, although I have no drink to share, since it's a drive away.
Now that break is over, I'm working busily on this spring design. After a few weeks in limbo, it's finally flying off the needles. The yarn is the Plucky Knitter's new MCN Sport, in this lovely shade of brown, called Lincoln. I am a bit in love with this color, which is coppery and rustic, like old pennies. With a tan and a tank top and old shorts, I have high hopes.
Plus, I already have the perfect name/drink for it... Charleston Tea.