funny thing after a good, all day cry is you usually feel better the next day.
completely unrelated, i was in a shop recently called dharma to pick up some art supplies and got completely overtaken visually to my core by all the yarns. the colors, the textures, the little balls with multiple colors throughout that look as if the palette were designed by .. well someone with a twinkle in their eye. i was already late to meet with a buyer but stayed another 20 min at dharma asking questions and looking and touching all the yarns. i finally collected myself and bought a thin sort of mustard colored ball to make hand warmers (the novice's classic first project) and another pinkish hued, mohair yarn that was irresistible. the color against grey wool is my idea of perfect balance. light and dark, soft and rough. the world is falling apart and i'm taking refuge in learning to knit i guess.
later i met with a new store in mill valley that is now carrying modaspia called Pollen + Wool. if you're in my little kindergarten home town do stop in there. lovely shop. they had laid out on tables, under a skylight, the most beautiful sweaters by berlin-based Maiami. swoon. i couldn't take my eyes or hands off the chunky stitches, the variations in color. a powder blue sweater with tangerine just at the rolled neck.
a few doors down from my studio is a lovely yarn store with really nice people to help you - yeah! classes, workshops. maybe some new friends too:> looking forward to my first lesson there, which happens to be free.
do any of you knit ?! does this all sound familiar? xo u.