I first learned about Fibre Space two years ago from a friend. She had discovered it when her boss had to make a pit stop there to pick up some yarn for a new project. [Oh how I wish my boss would take me on such trips!]. I finally got the chance to visit last week and it did not disappoint!
Now, I absolutely love my LYS. It's uber close, so if I need to wind some yarn or pick up some new needles, I can do so on a whim. They have a good variety of yarn, their classes are great, and the two ladies who own it, as well as most of the employees, are the nicest and most helpful knitters you'll ever meet!
But it's nice to know that, still not too far away, I have another great yarn store! The variety and selection at Fibre Space is wonderful. I love that most of their yarns are local or of some niche variety for which they are one of very few stockists. Right after I visited, I saw this post by Rebecca of nook, and now I'm already planning my next trip - though Mr. T has recommended [ordered...] that I finish a few projects and use up some of my stash before I go back.
Anyway, enough chat. This is what I got:
I hadn't really intended to buy anything, but this beauty called out to me! It's a little washed out in this photo, but these are the most vibrant blues I have ever seen. Even as I was checking out another customer was trying to coax me into give it up since I had snagged the last skein in this colorway - Georgetown. And I may or may not have been carrying it around for the past week (even to work) just so I can take it out and pet it every now and then.
I've been wanting to make a shawl, and this will be perfect. Now I just have to pick a pattern. I really like this. Or maybe this. This one is just my style. And I love this one. Good thing I have a long line of projects ahead of this one and have some time to decide...
Go check out Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s website. I really like her story, and how she names all her colorways after, well, neighborhoods. She started the business in DC, but now lives in Baltimore. I'm excited to visit her space next time I'm there (which is more regularly than I'd like because of work...).