thank you all for the lovely comments on the new baby blanket
I can not tell you enough how supporting your comments are and how I read them over and over again
now, about Miami
I totally and completely underestimated the size of this city and it's island Miami Beach
now I know that in the past 120 years this city grew from 170 to 5.500.000.000 people
and can totally understand why this city is so large
let me tell you a story about this pretty yarn from Miami
when I did my research about the city, I wondered how much knitting and crochet would be 'a thing' there
I mean, regarding the fact that to me it is always summer there
well, I can tell you this, I found The Knitting Garden owned by the lovely Annie and Virginia
where skeins of yarn in beautiful colors
are winded automatically into pretty balls to knit or crochet with
where just knit is not just a nice saying on the wall
but actually practised literally
at this large table you see on the left
as soon as you walk into the shop you are automatically drawn to this table
where lovely ladies tell stories of their lives, share pictures of the cutest little babies, and knitting ideas
if I lived closer, I wonder whether I would spend more time at home or at this table...
in the middle of all this Southern temperament and warmth
but I don't live close, so I found another solution to take some of this warmth and comfort home with me
I lay down some of the yarn on the large table
and within five minutes the ladies asked me: what are you making with those?
you guessed my answer: a baby blanket
another five minutes later, the group of ladies had decided: the colors were very Miami
and the dark brown had to be added in order to give it the right 'pop'
my mom and I left the shop with six balls of Rowan cotton, a story to tell, a place to remember and ...
a referral to a great Cuban restaurant and a list of courses we had to order there, to get the full experience
and guess what, we did ~ and we had a perfect dinner with my dad
thank you again ladies!
so here I am
back in Canada, in front of the fire place wearing a scarf
looking at the Miami inspired yarn and feeling the warmth, with itchy hands to start a new blanket...