I have a lot of work right now - dyeing yarn, shipping to Sock Summit, sample knitting. In the midst of all this chaos yesterday seemed like a good day to take a field trip. Sometimes a change of scenery helps clear my mind.
JP Knit and Stitch has been on my list of places to visit . The JP stands for Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston and the neighborhood I lived in for many years. In fact I lived just a few short blocks from the store.
This past winter I anxiously drove by the store when it was under construction, waiting for a chance to check it out. In the spring I would swing by but always on a day the store was closed. Yesterday it all came together that I was in the neighborhood on a day the store was open.
For those who sew.
There are supplies and inspiration.
There is plenty of fabric to choose from. It makes me wish I had time to pull out my scissors and sewing machine.
For those who knit.
There is yarn.
And more yarn. A cozy corner equipped to entertain little ones.
JP Knit and Stitch has good lighting and a comfy area to sit and hang out.
They offer a variety of classes and have a welcoming space. This store is a great resource and an asset to the community.
Best of all is this piece of work outside on the corner.
Yarn bombing complete with tassels and pom-poms.
The other day this bundle found its way to my home. My sweet smelling color inspiration for the week.
Delicate wisps of lavender.