Just doing a bit of forward planning for my work trip to the States later this year. My first stop is going to be Baltimore, a city I know nothing about.
So naturally, I type 'yarn shops Baltimore' into Google, and what do I find? This article has got my heart racing already! "Baltimore enjoys many names—the greatest city in America, Charm City, and Monument City. But it should have another name, Yarn City, because of the remarkably high number of yarn stores in the metropolitan area." Woah, looks like I'm going to need a second suitcase. And that's before I get to Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Boston...!
This has made me aware of two things. Firstly, that the stash-busting MUST ramp up speed a bit! I'm not doing too badly, I haven't bought any yarn for several months, except for two balls of sock yarn for a recent commission (Ipod cosy featuring the Cornish flag). I'm finally making some headway on the Somewhat Cowl and I've done a few pairs of socks that have used up some of that mountain of stuff, but there's still a long way to go!
Secondly, the prospect of almost two weeks away from home is slightly more attractive, especially when I add up all those knitting hours! Perhaps I could take half my stash with me and knit it as I go along?!
Stoke Newington, London
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