Just LOOK at my latest yarn shop goodies! I was in St. Louis, Missouri visiting My Big Fat Greek Family, more on them later, and visited some local yarn shops. In March, I posted about these yarn shops if you'd like to re-read.
Ewe Knit Yarns was the first stop for some Dyeabolical Strong Arm Skinny Sock Yarn in Firefly...love that name! Gorgeous in red, black and yellow.
Next stop, Kirkwood Knittery. Beautiful shop with very helpful and nice staff. Vibrant Universal Yarn Classic Shades in Tutti Fruitti. I see a new shawl pattern in my future for these. Also couldn't resist Classic Shades Sequins Lite in Antique Cobalt. The photo doesn't show, but I bought 3 skeins of each. Shop owner, Brooke, was so kind as to pop some Lavender Cuticle Balm in my bag. No pic as it went right in my purse!
Then off to St. Charles, just outside of St. Louis. THE quaintest town with little shops and restaurant galore! Connie, at Knit and Caboodle on Main Streets carries all the favs. Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in a charcoal heather will also be a shawl as I am missing that color in my shawl wardrobe! Something I have not seen is Smooshy Sock Yarn in Beach Fog. It is by Dream In Color Yarn. Perfect for jeans and light colored top.
I picked up these readers, in of all places, a flower shop! You know the kind.....some jewelry and bits in the back of the shop. I needed to bump up the vision to 3.00 on the readers and I LOVE the reader shades.
Ok, now a little bit about my family....if you don't mind. My dad is first generation Greek, raised in St. Louis, and my mom is from Scotland. VERY ethnic upbringing. Greek family functions are huge to say the least.
My pop is the youngest of 7 and they all had 3 kids, my cousins. Add Yia Yia and Papou (Greek for Grandmother and Grandfather). Then, there is the occasional cousin of theirs thrown in. Then you add your Godparents and their kids if they are not of the immediate family. All 40 or so gathering in small houses for the holidays. I'm talking about 1950's and 60's. Greek food, Greek dancing, speaking Greek. Cigars, drinks and lots of laughter. It was GREAT!
Now we are all married, many of us to other Greeks, and have kids and some of those kids have kids! Big Fat Greek Weddings, Big Fat Greek Baptisms, Big Fat Greek Funerals and Big Fat Greek Holidays. It's THE BEST!
Well, I could go on about names and traditions, but I fear you will not reach the end of the post! If you read about my family, I thank you very much. My poor mother's side is left out today. Posting about the Scottish side another day.
Click here for Dyeabolical site
Click here for Ewe Knit Yarns site
Click here for Kirkwood Knittery site
Click her for Dream In Color Yarn Shop