Monday, August 23, 2010

All this adventure because a yarn shop was closed.

Recycled Bracelet from Green General Store in Easton, MD

Sunday, Easton celebrated its 300th birthday with a nice picnic downtown by the historic Tidewater Inn.  The rainstorms held off and the sky was that super clear and nice blue that we all look for to lift our spirits.  Dave and I strolled up and down the main street looking in shop windows and saying hello to people and neighbors we've meet since moving here. Sadly for me, the local yarn store was closed so Dave pried me away from the storefront and we ventured on until we found the Green General Store with an amazing array of recycled pieces of art, totes, jewelry and bath and body items.  They also offer eco-friendly services for businesses and the community.We had never been in this shop before and was glad to see it open and busy.  Dave spied a rack of beautiful bracelets recycled from magazines for me to check out and I found the perfect one for the fall season at a super low price.  Always an incentive for Dave who offered to actually buy one for me. Whoa - I had to go for it.  Normally, he would be sending the usual death rays my way to encourage me to step away from yarn and accessories.  Anyone else have that happen to them?  Family and friends are often involved in yarn and accessory interventions in the knitting world.

 We turned the corner and walked down the parallel street past our fav coffee spot and sushi restaurant and around the corner and past restaurants that reminded us of birthdays, anniversarys and social events of the past year.  We realized how different the town was as we walked instead of driving through from point A to B.  We came across a historical museum and noticed there was a garden.  We wandered into the bricked courtyard and found a beautiful spot in the middle of town totally quiet and completely surrounded by mature trees and plants cared for by the local garden club.  I knew about the garden club but didn't know about the award winning garden.  It was a wonderful and peaceful discovery and we were the only two people there, which was a strange feeling.  Usually, the town is teaming with tourists and locals and the chance of being alone would be pretty slim.

My suggestion today is to walk instead of drive, seek out new places, and re-visit the familiar to find undiscovered treasures and reconnect with your community. Sometimes it's not just about yarn for a knitter. It can be about living life and discovering how new experiences will influence you.  It's another great way to influence your next knitting project and grow in your knitting life.

And all this adventure because a yarn shop was closed.
Embrace the power of the universal yarn ball wherever you wander.

Marg(hoping you find what your knitting side needs today)

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Lola Lynn said...

Hi Marge,

How are you? We joyfully welcomed THREE granddaughters this year and I picked up the needles to make grannysquare blankets for them. Needless to say I'm visiting your blog on a regular basis to get ideas for things to make for them after I have surgery to correct CTS.

I recently taught a workshop at a local museum on making beads out of magazines and calendars. So your latest post resonated with me.

Lynn Hanousek

Knit 1 for the Road said...

Hi Lynn, I'm so happy you were inspired by today's post and that you're doing well. It's always nice to hear from you. Keep teaching! :) Margaret


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