My vacationing suitcase finally found its way home. Oh, the stories it could tell. The entire back pocket is slit open----but just happened to be the only pocket that had nothing jammed and stuffed in it. phew.
I had packed and repacked and repacked so many times, I honestly couldn't remember what was in it besides dirty laundry and yarn, with the yarn, obviously, being the most important! The yarn is the main trip souvenir....the gift that keeps on giving---and giving---sometimes for years by the time I get around to using it!
Spots shawl was in the window of Loop, and I think I knew from first glance that it would be my yarny souvenir. There were so many beautiful colors of Tvinni tweed to choose from, but I chose to use the same colors as the storefront sample. More memories.
Loop is arranged by yarn weight. While I sneaked a peek upstairs where the dk and heavier yarn lived, I pretty quickly scrambled back downstairs to wallow in the lace and fingering weight. We weren't there long, but long enough to have a petting party with most of the yarn. As soon as I felt the Juno lace (alpaca, silk, and cashmere blend), I knew some had to come home. Booknits 'Out of Darkness' shawl was knit from it---hanging in a window, looking so ethereally beautiful, I'm thinking one of these skeins may become one someday.