Today, I went for a nice little ride to the quaint little city of Monrovia, to visit Janice Rosema at Unraveled and bring about the birth of Jamie's new wheel. Unravelled is such a cute little LYS that I wish were right by my house.
Abraham did the driving and I hope I didn't talk too much (I tend to do that sometimes), but I guess I didn't because we got there and back safely.
We had some great Cuban sandwiches at Merengue and did a walkabout around the area, even going into a really wonderful antique store. For a minute there, it seemed so authentically vintage in there, that I thought the store had their own "people" walking about as customers. A couple dressed in 1920's outfits - the woman complete with the hat and coat and wonderful shoes, and the man in such a custom tailored 1920's suit - walked past me and I just about had to think really hard about whether I had stepped into some kind of time portal. Turns out that they were going to some party...but I could have stared at them for hours. They were THAT adorable.
And speaking of adorable, you can't beat that smile...
|From At Yarn's End|
At Unraveled, we browsed about at all the scrumptious yarns and I loved the collection of knitting magazines that included some wonderful Rowan issues. I found a really fun Ozark handspun skein and a pair of Brittany birch needles.
Then it was time to meet Janice and meet Jamie's wheel. Janice is so much fun and Abraham and I had a blast hanging out with her. That woman is so full of love and light you just can't help keep smiling! She is such a breath of fresh air - always willing to share her knowledge about fiber arts.
She gifted Abraham and I some wonderful Autumn batts (I love it sooo much that I have to wait till tomorrow morning to photograph it) and then we talked about - what else? - spinning, knitting and crochet!
Well, Jamie, I hope you enjoy your wheel and spin as much as you want tonight! I'm so glad to be a part of Mack's birth! In the meantime, Jamie, this one's for you!