Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lost in Fibre Space

Where have I been?  

Well, I traveled to Old Town Alexandria last week for work.  Not sure if I mentioned it before but I will go there occasionally. 

When I wasn’t busy working, I searched for quilt shops and yarn stores.  No luck locating a quilt shop close by but I did find an amazing yarn shop that was within walking distance.

Fibre Space is my new favorite gourmet yarn store.

Three large rooms filled with high quality and unique yarns as well as a classroom area and lounge.  They were shooting a commercial the day I was there and NO, I resisted the photo bomb.

Happy mannequins, even the yarn adorned deer.

 So much yarn (swoon)

Meet Arthella (shop manager) and Sarah  (most helpful)

You can read more about these ladies and all of the Fibre Space staff by clicking here.


Under the watchful eye of Nemo - the shop's mascot, Sarah helped me find a couple of nice projects.

To expand my knitting skills, I purchased Michelle Hunter's Building Blocks.  You knit 12 individual squares, learning new techniques with each one.  When the squares are complete, she shows you how to join them to make an afghan.

I selected Ella Rae's Superwash Wool in Heather Blue for that project.

The shop had a sample of a beautiful ombre' scarf, I forgot to get a close up photo of it.  Sarah helped me find the pattern on Ravelry for Cynthia Parker's Ombre Infinity.  My yarns for this project are Blue Sky Alpacas (50% baby alpaca 50% raw silk...yum!) in Gold Dust, Flint and Cinnabar.  This pattern involves the Kitchner Graft which is a technique I have only used once before, so...fingers crossed.

That is where I have been.  I highly recommend a visit if you are ever in Old Town.  But if you can't wait until then, you can find them online here.

I will be back to share my progress on these fun projects as well as something quilty J


Vicky Hunt said...

What a fun shop! It's always nice to support small businesses too. I can't wait to see your final products. I love the blue you chose...so pretty! You had mentioned you would be traveling back and forth a bit with your new job. That will be fun! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs, Vicky

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I love little towns like this with gourmet shops....of any kind! Ya know I'm not a knitter but pick out yarn with my mom often...she made a sampler blanket a few summers ago, kinda like the building blocks you got....should be fun!

Julierose said...

that yarn shop looks amazing--I use Miss Babs yarn for my shawls that I see listed there--it is yummy for my Yowza shawls....I think you will really enjoy that alpaca--it is so soft to work with, nice "feel" in the hands....have fun hugs, Julierose

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool shop. I am always on the look out for the little local shops for any needlework. They are hidden treasures usually and off the beaten path. Love that aqua yarn!
xx, Carol

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Looks like a nice yarn shop. Those mannequins faces are rather creepy though!

Gene Black said...

I must have missed something. I didn't know you had started another job.
I love checking fabric and fiber shops when I am travelling. This looks like one I would enjoy.

Angie said...

Lucky you to be able to visit Old Town Alexandria - even if work is involved! Good luck with your knitting projects! I enjoy the process of knitting, but I'm not that crazy about knitted garments.

Stephanie said...

Oh Jeanna, look at all of that delightful yarn! I can see why this place has become your favorite :)

It was such a joy to visit you this evening. I so enjoyed seeing your previous post and the photo of you and your husband on your cruise. You are so beautiful!

Have a lovely weekend and a blessed Mother's Day! Hugs!

Karen said...

I wonder if G Street Fabrics is still in the DC area. The only time I was there, they had two stores. One on the east side and one on the west and in towns butting up to DC.

Abby and Stephanie said...

What a fun store. Great finds and I love the name. Friendly and helpful shopkeepers make it so much more fun. Gorgeous projects and yarns. I'll be looking forward to your progress.

Denise :) said...

Old Town is a fun place to wander through. I used to work in DC too (after I got out of the Navy). LOL! I'm not stalking your life, I swear!! :)

Carla said...

Looks like a fun shop. Lots of yarn. I don't knit or crochet but I love to look at the fun types and colors of yarn.
Really like the colors you bought.