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This week

by ysoldateague May 08, 2009


After the sheep and wool festival I said goodby to Laura, Jess, Casey and Mary Heather at BWI airport and made my way to DC, where the wonderful Emily and her husband hosted me. On Tuesday I met up with the super talented Olga.We went to the Louise Bourgeois exhbition at the Hirshorn which was wonderful – I’d seen some of the work in it before but it was great to see everything together. Then we met up with Pamand Elspeth for lunch at the American Indian museum – really good, especially for a museum cafe! Pam and Elspeth had to leave but Olga and I hung out for a while, knitting and videoing our very different knitting styles.


We wandered around for a while and I roped Olga into participating in another silly 365 – jumping in front of the Capitol.


On Wednesday I visited Knit Happens, a rather adorable store in Alexandria. Somehow I convinced Olga that she would like to do the finishing on my red Vivian’s zip, it’s so perfect now!


I had so much fun chatting to knitters, eating cookies and signing books.


This is Maiwith Otto.


I even found a cute February Lady Sweater that really should be mine, don’t you think?


Vilde, very genorously drove a 5 hour round trip in horrid weather to pick me up from Knit Happens and take me to Charlottesville. Last night I visited The Needle Lady, where they took my sample suitcase and displayed everything so well.


More hanging out with knitters – lots of fun.


Today we’re going to visit the local landmark Monticello and tomorrow I’ll be at Lovely Yarns in Baltimore – it would be great to see you if you’re in the area. Next week I’ll be in Boston, so if you have a yarn store etc that you’d like me to come to please do get in touch.


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