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This past weekend, the hubby and I took a drive up to Salem for our anniversary. The weather was perfect – crisp, sunny fall days, and not a stitch of rain until the ride home. The first full day we were there, I immediately dragged my husband to Courtney’s yarn shop for some shopping…the store was in full Halloween dress, of course!

Yarn on the brain –  this definitely resonates with a lot of knitters! I love Seed Stitch Fine Yarn…it is always beautifully decorated, with lots of little projects around to inspire creativity. Sadly, Courtney wasn’t there – maybe next year we will get to meet up for a little knitting session!

I did purchase some goodies, of course! I will share with you tomorrow, once everything is photographed. We took a day trip over to Marblehead, MA – and completely fell in love with the beauty of the town. We stopped at Crocker Park, which had the most amazing view of the harbor…

While walking through the winding streets of this sweet little town, we stumbled upon the house of one of my favorite bloggers! I was so excited! Can you guess who it is by the picture below? We thought we caught a glimpse of her in the window; she was probably wondering who the two crazy people were standing outside her house pointing. I wanted to cross over to the other side of the street, knock on the door and ask to see how pretty the Verte De Terre living room paint looked in person, but decided that might be a little stalkerish…

This town was so picturesque and lovely, that we are seriously considering a move here once the kids are all out of school.   We always enjoy our trips up to New England – there is something about it that just feels like home to us. The car rides were long, but I was able to finish my alpaca mitts, and get a head start on crocheting some small Christmas gifts…

I have a few more days off this week, so I plan on photographing some of my finished knits and casting on with my new yarn! I’ll share more tomorrow…

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{Chilly enough to break out Rose Red}

{Chilly enough to break out Rose Red}

This past weekend, hubby and I headed up to Salem, Massachusetts for a few days of much needed relaxation.  This was our second trip to Salem – we love its quirky little shops, kitschy attractions and its pretty waterfront.  It’s fun to just walk around and browse the shops, eat some yummy comfort food and drink pumpkin beer.  This year, I was especially excited to stop into Seed Stitch Fine Yarn:

{A delicious assortment of fiber...}

{A delicious assortment of fiber...}

I am a regular reader of their blog, A Yarn Tale, so it was great to finally see the shop in person.  It did not disappoint!

{a cozy spot for knitting}

{a cozy spot for knitting}

The best part was actually meeting the owner, Courtney, who was so sweet and let me take a few pictures.  Courtney’s adorable daughter Mazie May was running about the shop – what a doll she is!   I cannot say enough about how wonderful this shop is, and how friendly and helpful everyone was.  I would move to New England and work there in a heartbeat.  After more than a bit of browsing, I finally decided what would be coming home with me:

{Glaciar Del Cielo}

{Glaciar Del Cielo}

The shop had some Debbie Bliss’s washcloths knit up in this Glaciar Del Cielo cotton, so I picked two gorgeous, watery shades of blue.  So soft!

{Spud and Chloe!}

{Spud and Chloe!}

They had a really nice selection of Spud & Chloe Yarn, so I chose two colors of Fine in the colors Popcorn and Cricket – these will be used to make some socks, when I finally get around to knitting a pair.  (At least now I have some incentive!)

{Glow in the Dark Yarn!}

{Glow in the Dark Yarn!}

And you can’t possibly leave a yarn shop in Salem without buying some Glow in the Dark Yarn, can you?  The kids are going to love this.  I tried to take a picture of it in the dark for you:

{spooky....}

{spooky....}

It glows bright, flourescent green – how cool is that?  I can’t wait to knit it into something fun for Halloween. In addition to the yarn, I also picked up a copy of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009:

Vogue

This issue has a lot of beautiful sweaters and a really cool “Alice in Wonderland” themed story called Through the Looking Glass.  It is definitely worth checking out.  I could have spent the whole day in Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, looking through all of their bins of beautiful yarn – if only I had an extra day!  If you are ever in the Salem area, you absolutely must stop in and say hello.  And in case you are too far away for a visit, here is a link to the shop.

Hope you all had a nice weekend! ~Jenny

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