Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Be careful of who you call your friends. I'd rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies." ~ Pinterest

Back in September, I posted about meeting up with some Florida knitting friends in Massachusetts. This time, I have the good fortune of sharing with you our most recent meet-up! Bruce and I are on the gulf side of Florida this year, and Stuart, where my knitting crew is located, is on the Atlantic side.  Wonderful friends that they are, they drove cross-state to visit me! We stayed at a hotel in Sarasota, and went to A Good Yarn, did around St. Armand's Circle, and finished up the next day with a trip to the Ringling Museum.

Below are some shots of our time together. I will do future posts about the Ringling Museum - it is just too much to include today, and Bruce will be going back with me in the future, so I will devote my time then to picture-taking.

So - here we are - enjoying each other's company, and the sights!


A Good Yarn






Their fiber inspired "coral reef"!!








The Ringling Museum (John Ringling, one of the founding brothers of the Ringling Brothers Circus)





Knitting while waiting for the tram!

Ending our day with an appropriate snack!

I am struck each and every day by the wonderful friends that I have both here and at home. We will be heading back to Stuart next year, having finished with our "shopping" around Florida for the area we want to return to year after year. I can't wait to be able to get together with these ladies whenever we want!

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful yarn shop! Glad that you had a great day with friends!

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    1. It's just a terrific shop, with the friendliest employees! My time with friends was priceless!

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  2. Looks like much fun and wonderful company! Great to have such friends!

    PS: Awwww, this yarn shop!

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    1. I am truly so lucky to have the friends that I have!

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  3. That coral reef must have been installed just for! Love the hanging jellyfish. Looks like you all had a really fun time, and I'm sure you're already making plans for next year when you're all together all winter!

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    1. The coral reef is a sight to behold! Yes - plans are in the works!

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  4. That's the most adorable reef I've ever seen! And those jellyfish! That's an amazing creation.

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  5. What a great yarn shop, so many great yarns and projects. Great friends too to come a see you. looks like you have a fab time. Clarice

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