Have I mentioned that there exists a very looooong distance between Freeport Maine and New Orleans? About 3 serious driving days. However, the scenery, driving between mountains almost the whole way, makes up for the time spent behind the wheel. Changing skies, cumulous shapes to fantasize about, and prerecorded audio books on the iPod make it interesting. Note to prospective travelers: apparently lots of people drive up north in the summers, especially in August. Result: cars, RVs, and 18 wheelers shoulder-to shoulder. It is nice to be home for a while, and while I plan my next trip, I'll keep you apprised of some interesting knitterly items, as well as a rumination on traveling solo. First up: Casco Bay Fibers, as promised.
While primarily a yarn shop, Karen, the owner also sells beads;
fabrics and unique patters for dresses, tops and other interesting garments;
and of course lots of yummy yarns, knitting bags, notions, and other desirable items. As I mentioned, my wallet may have taken a hit. That magic box designed to keep my credit card locked up for 24 hours after I try to use it really should have been invented.
Open for business only about a month and a half, Karen already hosts knitting and other types of fiber classes, and drop in knit sessions regularly. I can see why knitters for miles around would want to get together and relax in this inviting shop. I certainly would if I lived nearby. Check it out if you are ever in the neighborhood. I certainly will again as soon as possible. Later, more on the damage done to my wallet in this shop. I walked out poorer but really happy!!!