Mar 30, 2008

Celebrating Yarn and Signs of Spring

This was such a rare weekend. I started off with a long list of things to do and I think I actually got it all done. Food shopping, a pedicure, sneakers shopping, a haircut for Stinky, Little League practice, Girl Scouts, a playdate, early holiday prep, some laundry, a little bill paying... it all got done. Not only that but I found time to fit in a few fun things too.

Early Saturday morning we went to the National Building Museum where they were holding the opening day festivities for the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was family day and there was so much to do. We tried computer graphics programs, made shrinky dink bookmarks, learned how to fold origami cranes, did cut paper art, and watched dance performances. There were so many more things to do and watch like the guy who made the giant origami giraffe. We also saw the display of artwork from schoolkids commemorating the Cherry Blossom festival. It was all free too. Ya gotta love that!
Sunday I took time out for a fun event too. I went to the Homespun Yarn Party with a friend of mine. It was held in a smallish room in a community center in Takoma Park, MD and it was PACKED! I think that they're planning on doing it again and I suspect that the space will be bigger next time. It was challenging but those of us that were patient were rewarded with some gorgeous stuff. Below is the Storm Moon Knits table. Those colors are so wonderful.
This is the Loop table. It was my very first stop because I saw that gorgeous stuff online and I knew that I needed it. Check out those batts. They are spectacular!
So what did I get? That's a post for another day.


jess said...

what a busy weekend -- it looks like a lot of fun! I totally forgot about the Homespun Yarn Party and missed it completely -- drats! The Storm Moon Knits table looks gorgeous!

Carole Knits said...

Sounds like a great weekend. That Homespun Yarn Party must have been very dangerous!

sprite said...

Drat! If only we'd known you were going to the yarn party, Sweetpea and I could have met up with you. With Mia there. too, nearly all the local My D.C./Frederick photogs were there.