Saturday, January 12, 2008
in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Every year we come here for a nice Civil War Show, right downtown, and this year has been lovely. In spite of a little rain!
I took today off to do some work on this laptop and some knitting. But the first thing I did this morning was take a walk. It rained heavily in the night but by the time I was ready to go out it was just overcast and a bit cool. I had a destination in mind, but I took my time, wandering along the city streets and admiring the beautiful houses along the way. I detoured into a tiny cemetery by a church and wandered through the tombstones. Several of the older homes along the way are being remodeled; it's lovely to see them preserved!
My route took me down King Street, lined with interesting and temping shops. I stopped only once, though, to speak to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that was pining for attention in a trendy shoe store window. He had plenty of devoted fans inside; he just wanted all the admiration going!
Around a corner or two and there stood Knit, the shop I had found in my traveler's guide. This shop is all any yarn fanatic could hope for, with shelves crammed with a large selection and lots of cozy places to sit and knit. Nice staff; I wasn't there long at all before someone spoke to me, offering help. Even though they were busy getting ready for inventory both clerks were available to their customers and chatting to the knitters in the room. Nice atmosphere!
I bought some orphan yarn, more pictures later when I have a better Internet connection, some nice double pointed needles in Size 11 to finish Bentley's sweater, and another knitting bag. Yes, I know I didn't need it!
Now I'm going to go out and knit in the lovely courtyard of the little bed-no-breakfast where we're staying (also more about that later). I've been peering through courtyard fences and gates here for years; it's going to be enchanting to be able to experience sitting in one!