I visited Pittsburgh, Pa for the first time last week. It really is a beautiful city and the colors of Fall were outstanding.
My hosts recently moved there and were excited to share the sights in the their new town. They know me so well and had already found a Yarn store for me. We went to Knit One where I was greeted by the owner and surrounded by a wonderful selection of yarn along with samples of knitted items. The store is really quite large and has a comfy area to sit and knit or wait for the knitter that you've accompanied to the shop.
I'm always amazed when I visit a shop in a new place by the items that are on display. I was even more amazed when the owner, Laura, told me that the pattern was on Ravelry. I've been on Ravelry since the beginning and I continue to find patterns that I didn't know were available. The sample that caught my attention was Bandana by Helene Rush.
I instantly knew this scarf would be my memory project for my first trip to Pittsburgh. I purchased Knit One crochet too Covet in Serpentine and Ivory. This yarn is super soft 100% baby alpaca. There'll be wonderful memories in every stitch.
I also purchase this Queensland Sunshine Coast in a color called Capricorn Coast.
The color is so alive and bright. I have 580 yards and no idea what I'll be knitting with this lovely yarn. I may just admire it for awhile and design something new to share with you.
While in Pittsburgh, I also visited the Frick Museum and really enjoyed seeing the collection. My favorite was the Monet titled Bords de la Seine a Lavacourt. A beautiful combination of my favorite blues, green, and yellows.
The views from the Mount Washington area were spectacular too. Here's one of my favorites.
While I was there, I sat with my new yarn and admired both my yarn and the view.
I find so much inspiration in my travels and visits to Yarn stores away from home. Here's the link to my visit to a shop in Dubuque and one to my visit to a shop while traveling in Italy. So where have you traveled and bought special yarn for a memory project?
Labels: Knitting, memory projects, travel, yarn shop