After I returned from Stitches West in March (which I loved!!!) in California. I returned to work at a bakery/tea room owned by my sister-in-law. For the past 2 years she has been at the York County Fairgrounds Garden Show. Where we serve high tea (scones, sandwiches, dessert, tea all for one price!) Menu is normally set which makes the job serving easier. While I was talking to customers one told me about a yarn store in East Berlin calling The Mannings. I have never heard of this yarn store we normally do not venture out because we are carless at the moment. I asked my mother in law and sister in law if they heard of it and they have not. I was destined to go there. I made it my mission.
Fast forward to now. My birthday was a few weeks ago and my mother flew in for it on my birthday we finally went to the Mannings! It was an adventure to get there(back roads) but I finally got to experience. To my mom it was nice, but to me it was YARN HEAVEN. I cannot tell you how many times I walked around until I started picking stuff off the shelves and I found some good stuff for me to knit with. Anytime I go to a specialty yarn store I only get stuff for me or those who appreciate what I knit for them. (close family, friends, etc) also refered to as knit worthy.
Over the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot of broadening my skill set into more advanced kitting, spinning etc, I talked about my project chart in an earlier blog,
This week I finished a cowl for my mother in law so I decided to try entrelac knitting. I’m always up for a challenge now.
So while I wait for my mother to return for her second trip in a month. I am off to knit on my doctor who dishcloth..