Pike Place Market
Last fall, Valerie and I had a Girlfriend getaway at the W Hotel Seattle. We slept in, we hung out in our pajamas, we ate delicious food (sushi, Italian, gourmet American and fancy French), we worked on our photography skills and we explored.
We spent some time at Pike Place Market, which is most recognized for fish throwing.
Although, we like the fish market,
We loved taking pictures of the Flower Market and the Gum Wall
After the gum wall, we walked into a store called, So Much Yarn. Valerie convinced me that I needed to learn how to knit.
She guaranteed I would LOVE it. I resisted, knowing how many tools, sewing and beading paraphernalia I already own. But when I saw the elegant virgin wool afghans and precious baby clothes on display I caved in.
We decided to buy each other a scarf pattern, a knitting book (Stitch ‘n Bitch the knitter’s handbook), yarn and a set of needles for our birthdays. Valerie promised she could teach me everything I needed to know, since she has knitted many beautiful things.
Once the yarn was balled, Valerie cast-on for me, so that I could begin knitting and pearling my first rows. I was excited to make a gorgeous purple infinity scarf. I was a fast knitter, but after hours of knitting it became obvious I wasn’t actually knitting.
The next day we returned to the yarn store. I left with new yarn, appropriate for a beginner, and instructions to only use a knit stitch.
A few days later, my husband and I left for a Parisian vacation. I brought my yarn and needles, but forgot the one stitch I learned.
When we reached our hotel, I had a few minutes to spare. I unpacked my knitting book and with little effort I was back on track
I knitted in the living room at our bed and breakfast, Les Jardins d’Helene. Sandrine, the owner, shot this picture and sent it to me