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Yes, we're traveling again. We had a nice visit with DS1 and DDIL1 before heading back to Utah.

DDIL1 and I visited the Little Scrap Quilt Shop, in Kokomo, Indiana. We found a nice selection of fabrics and notions, and learned that they will arrange classes of your choice if you line up two or more friends to take the class with you.

They have a nice space for the classes:

The owners of the shop were busy rearranging things when we were there, but they had things together enough that we could get some photos.

Of course, some FQs threw themselves at us before we could escape out the door. It helped that the special of the month was: buy one FQ, get the second one at 50% off, and the color-of-the-day 15% discount was orange, which was present in some of the ones we bought, especially in the one I bought a whole yard of! Not to mention the 5% discount for cash or check...they were practically free!

Here's what I left with. No plans for any of it yet, just additions to my stash:

Marie Bostwick will be there to sign her books (available at the store) on May 4th, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Here's their nice display of her books:

DDIL1 and I have been listening to the first of a series of Bostwick's books, which I bought from Audible. 

DDIL1 has a neat way to display the blocks from the quilts she's currently working on on her workroom wall:

We both got a lot done while listening to the book. Here's the progress on my Dogwood Blossoms (link below) sweater:

I'm using Knit Picks' Palette , which is one of my favorite yarns. I changed some of the colors, and I'm altering the pattern, making it a boxy cardigan with dropped shoulders. It's fun to play with patterns and designs!

Before leaving Kokomo to return home, Patty and I had lunch with Beth, one of my online friends from the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us.

As you read this, we will be on the road again, heading home. Lots of knitting time makes the miles fly by!

What's on my needles: Still the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, second sleeve almost done, and the Fiji socks.
What's on my iPad: On The iPod app, still A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin from the library. We'll resume listening on the road. I've finished reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. Loved the ending!
What's my app of the week: USA Today, one way we have kept in touch with the world on our trip.
What's in my wine glass:  Block Red Wine in a Box from Australia, Shiraz, from Trader Joe's. Usually I don't like boxed wine, but this one was a delightful surprise.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 25, 2012 at 6:04am

June, some of the patterns are similar. I love the Scandinavian sweaters!

We made the trip home in two very long days. During the return trip, I got the ribbing and about 1" of the pattern done on the body of the sweater. Now I need to start the next baby quilt, though, and finish the diaper bag I'm making.

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on April 24, 2012 at 8:34am

That sweater is gorgeous!  Our pastor's wife is an avid knitter.  She makes beautiful Norwegian sweaters with yarns from Norway as she is Norsk coming to USA when she was 18 and now she is over 80; she's a beautiful woman inside and outside and has many talents.  Your sweater reminds me of the ones she makes. 

I love your interesting posts of places you've been and what you are doing. You're a beartiful woman, too.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 23, 2012 at 8:31pm
I could have bought out the store if I had had the money! Two grandchildren in as many months (one down, one to go!) and the associated travel has left me pinching pennies!
Comment by Terry F on April 23, 2012 at 2:39pm

Love those sweater sleeves, and I know you'll have a body to go with them, ;0)!  Nice pick on the FQs too.  As for me, I'll have a yard of this and aFQ of that, oh, and a bit of that print on the top shelf too!

Comment by Joanna liguz on April 23, 2012 at 9:02am

I loved the pictures,,but I do love what you bought,,I would of bought more than you did, Great colors...when I saw the pictures,,"here is what I left with",,and the store picture is there,,I am saying to myself,,,she bought the whole store.???!!!!  oh what,,??? and the next picute is what she bought.!!! LOL!!! I just thought you bought the store,,Ops!!

Comment by Pam/NY on April 23, 2012 at 8:34am

Great store...love the fabrics you chose...the sweater is going to be gorgeous...my colors!

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