Thursday, September 28, 2006
Field Trip - Montclair
Yesterday I went on a field trip to Modern Yarn in Montclair, NJ. I wanted to get something different for my Have You Any Wool swap partner. I found out about Modern Yarn quite by accident. Some months ago, my family went on a random drive one Sunday and we decided to stop in Montclair. As we were walking around enjoying the shops - restaurants, book stores (yes, plural), novelty shops, antique shops, YARN STORE!! I couldn't believe my good luck. I sent the others along and I went inside. They carry a full line of Morehouse Farm wool and I bought a kit to make a felted tam - I haven't started that project yet :o
This visit was very much intentional. After going inside, I meet Kristine -
who was knitting and helping some customers. After we all exchanged oohs and ahhs about our various finished projects we were wearing or working on, I noticed that one of the women is from my town! That was funny. We knitters get around! As more shoppers arrived, I decided to meander and shop myself -
I couldn't help but to overhear another customer talking about her new line of stitch markers. She even pulled down Vogue's Knit 1 magazine where they feature some of her stuff! Her name is Debra Richlin, go to her web site and check out her stuff! Aren't these clever!
After a while, everyone clears out and Kristine and I began talking about socks. There was a beautiful colorway called Passion Fruit by Claudia's Hand Painted Yarns that I decide to try as my first foray back into sock knitting. Kristine finds me some size 2 needles. After she winds my skeins, we sit down where she kindly demonstrates her starting methods. Whew, look at her hands go!
I had a nice afternoon at Modern Yarn and I've met yet another kindly knitter!