Grrr… the novice knitter is angry. I finally got the digital camera from HECK to start working (after -cough- two months) only to find that all my pictures of The Pink Thing’s frogging were gone!! Waaahahahaaa… and they were really good pictures, too!
However, the novice knitter can never stay upset for long. Especially when there are great knitty things about!
Namely… the great Stitch D.C.!
Eeeeeeee!! Yarn store, yarn store, yarn store… *drools*
Stitch D.C. is this really great yarn store in, I hope you’ve guessed, Washington D.C. There are a bunch of them all over town. This one was in the artsy district of Georgetown, in a yellow building with a blue door. Cute! Yarn stores in NYC aren’t as cozy.
Here is just a sampling of the goodies they offered!
The woman working there was knitting away on a pretty lavender sweater or something when we walked in. She was really nice and un-snobbish, unlike many yarn store attendants that shall not be named (you know who you are).
I, the lovely thrifty knitter, went straight to some bright red worsted-weight pure wool for the hat I promised I would knit Maria’s best friend. Then I splurged on this gorgeous hand-painted variegated purple wool that I had really been wanting. It’s called Malabrigo Aquarella Floresta (what a mouthful) and it’s hand-spun in Uruguay. Uruguay just sounds like somewhere where there’d be good yarn. Right? Right?
Afterwards, we went out to eat in this very cool Italian fusion restaurant. I ordered spaghetti bolognese because I didn’t remember what it was and so was quite disappointed when it turned out to be just ordinary spaghetti with meat sauce. However, it was good spaghetti with meat sauce! I KIP(knitting in public, duh)ed there and got some looks in varying degrees of approval and confusion from the tres chic diners. Hee hee. It pays to be a novice knitter.
This was only the back room. The front room was even funkier!
So, if you ever find yourself in D.C. and have no idea what to do while you try to survive the ultra-conventional Monument Tour, check out Stitch D.C. for some monumental yarns!
Heh heh. Free advertising.
You heard the man.