July 11, 2012

fun drive in a heat wave

I've been on a car trip with my family, so my TDF spinning suffered greatly due to spending every waking moment either in the car, in a pool /waterpark /amusement park, or in a mall. But here's my meagre 2 oz 'accomplishment' from the past few days:

Spindle spinning is slow (for me, at least) but very relaxing. Now that I'm home again, I'm torn between finishing this braid or getting back to the sweater spin on my wheel.

One of my favourite stores is Zandbroz Variety in Fargo. It's on Broadway, which is a great street that I've mentioned before. I found this there:

Had I read the Boucle newsletters they've been sending I would have known they recently moved from Broadway to Main St., but luckily I saw it in time and stopped to get these:

Portland Tweed and Donegal Tweed Homespun (bottom) are yarns I've been wanting to try so I'm happy I found them.

We were also in Minneapolis and while I didn't get to any yarn-related places I was happy to go to the Weisman Art Museum at the U of M campus. Architect: Frank Gehry. Small but very cool collection.They have a lovely Louise Nevelson piece.

I got a bit of knitting done in the car, too:


  1. Oooh! I like that museum! I spent a summer in MN about ten years ago, and it was on the walk I took every Friday in and around Dinkytown. Hooray for road trips! (And that spindle spinning is lovely!)

  2. What a fun trip! I love that mug. I never realized it until you mentioned it in one paragraph of the two names together, Nevelson's work somehow feels fitting in a Frank Gehry's building.

  3. Love what you are spinning up Chris. Very pretty colors! Sounds like quite the trip. I haven't been in the Twin Cities for some time now. I usually stay up north when we get back to MN.

  4. Isn't that a terrific Frank Gehry building? I'm a Minneapolis native and still miss the city dreadfully. I hope you got to enjoy the lakes and go for a bike ride or two!

  5. Yay Frank Gehry! I love that museum.