a quick post today, with many thanks to paul and kristi, owners of eleganza yarns, for organizing such a wonderful event in frederick! the classes were exciting and fun, the fiber event was a big hit with knitters and other visitors, and the entertainment was an exceptional bonus to our visit.
their beautiful shop in historic frederick is a real gathering place for area knitters—they have a lot of enthusiastic friends and fans (and rightly so).
with a beautiful array of yarns, pattern, accessories, and a full range of class offerings, they work hard to participate in their community and create an atmosphere that makes the shop a tantalizing destination.
the fiber event this weekend was augmented by frederick’s monthly “first saturday” gallery walk—that event was suspended on the actual first saturday of this month due to the grand blizzard that occurred that weekend. it was rescheduled for this weekend, complete with ice sculpture, balloons, lights, and all the usual festivities.
we enjoyed bits and pieces of it saturday evening after the fiber event ended, as we made our way to a most delicious delicious ethiopian dinner at a nearby restaurant.
(it’s been a great trip for food—at this rate, we may not fit into the car to get home!)
on sunday morning, another group of knitters convened for our sock design class. this is the only picture i ended up with—sorry! what can i say; we were working hard.
we worked all day in this class, learning about what goes into a sock design and then swatching and crunching numbers to come up with something new.
afterward, we said our goodbyes at the shop and headed off to see james again for one more evening before heading off to our next destination.
in colombia, we were treated to yet another incredible meal—this time korean, at the lotte asian plaza food court. it sounds a bit pedestrian, but it’s one of james’s favorite places to eat and we have greatly enjoyed meals there in the past.
when we set out from ohio, david specifically mentioned that he’d like to have another bowl of seafood soup and noodles there. sunday is the day to go—that’s the time when lots of big, laughing family groups gather throughout the day to enjoy a meal together in the food court; it is always packed and the food is constantly fresh. mmm.
and ps: i haven’t forgotten about my knitting this weekend; it’s just been so hectic that i kept forgetting to take pictures (and, i’ve been kinda beat at the end of each day). back at the hotel after dinner, i put the finishing touches on my second longjohn sock
i’ve been using kristi’s shalimar zoe sock yarn to knit them—that is colorway catalina on the left and colorway cayenne on the right
i think we’re all set to go now with this pattern, as soon as i can get a few nice pictures. later today, i’ll ask david to model them so we can get the longjohn show on the road, heh.
today we head up to new york state. we’ll be visiting friends in the catskill region overnight and tomorrow, we’ll also be visiting with the fischers (YAY!) over lunch at CIA—i can’t WAIT to see them. this will be david’s first visit to the school and i know he’s excited (he’s a big fan of anthony bourdain, a graduate of CIA).
david also maybe chiming in soon to add a post about his day of wandering around washington with paul. they spent sunday in the capitol and i know he has a lot of photos.
see you at the next stop . . .