Friday, February 1, 2013

Field Trip

A bit more time city side this week gave me a day to take an excursion down town.
Washington DC has a museum dedicated to just about everything.
The most popular and well know are the Smithsonian Institution buildings along the Mall,
{I worked in the SI system processing archives for a few years....fascinating work!}
but off the beaten path, in every direction there is so much to explore.
I took the Metro Northwest DC,  and was greeted with this sign.
Which would you choose?
I walked a few blocks past interesting architecture
through a neighborhood of diplomatic residences and arrived here.
to see this.
No photography inside of course.
I have a renewed interest in hand stitchery lately and enjoyed examining a few examples of lovely tapestries, but overall the exhibit was a bit underwhelming.
Heading back to the Metro I quite accidentally ( I swear! ) stumbled upon this
Where I left with this.

Pricey yarn, but it absolutely captivated me. The gold flecking running throughout, that does not show up well, is STUNNING.
{and I was such a good girl knitting from stash for almost a year, I deserved a splurge, right?)
Now to decide what to do with it??!
 Perhaps some of the gals at Fiber Arts Friday have some ideas for me?


Nancy Claeys said...

Prolly no accident that yarn shop is located close to the Textile Museum? Lol. Lovely yarn -- will love to see what you create with it.

Lynne said...

Loved the name . . . "looped" and the window graphic AND the yarn . . . YUM!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the tour! I would love to visit Washington D.C. one day... the yarn is gorgeous.

Allison said...

Phillip's Collection!! No hesitation. I'm sure there's a great concert tonight. Wow. I'd go in a heartbeat.

Melissa said...

I bet the textiles were awesome to see. I love hand stitching. Great job only leaving Looped with 1 skein of yarn.

Chrisknits said...

Gorgeous yarn. Can't wait to see what it becomes.

Beth said...

The yarn is beautiful!

Sue said...

Pretty yarn, did you get enough to make something for yourself?

Textile museum, maybe I need to see that, add to list

AllyB said...

The yarn is beautiful. Looks like a Caribbean sea. I'd think that even if the textile museum exhibit was underwhelming it would be nice to know that the museum is there. Perhaps you could stop in for the next exhibit and it would be awesome.

TexWisGirl said...

a completely usable and justifiable splurge. :)

Loretta Thomas said...

Love the yarn...the colors are so vivid! Waiting to see how you put it to use!

lauren jean allece said...

I am dying to go to DC someday... I have a layover there next month, but that's as close as I'm going to get for now!

Can't wait to see what you create with that beautiful yarn!

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, one of the cities I want to visit one day. My goal is to always visit the LYS wherever I go to visit. Love your yarn.

Buttons said...

Oh that is the one I would have chosen also. There is a Textile Museum in Toronto Canada my daughter had some of her Textile art there and I have been hooked ever since visiting it. Fantastic colour of yarn. B

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That yarn is just beautiful!

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, how glorious! I'm sure you'll come up with something special! XO-

Judy said...

I totally understand why you walked out with that yarn. I LOVE the color!!!

Debbie said...

that yard was made for you!!

i see one of those cowl neck scarfs, on it goes and its never ending!!

i love special wrapping or tieing.

do we have enough for mittens also?!

i LOVE washington, did you visit the botanic gardens?? they were lovely at christmas. i actually think i remember you going!!

Debbie said...

* yarn

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So funny... I saw D.C. and then scrolled down and saw yarn...
I got very excited. Thought you had purchased this from my nephew's wife's yarn store in Old Town Alexandria!
Did not realize there were so many yarn shops in that area.
If you get back that way... hers is called Fibre Space!

Such a lovely shade of teal that you found!

katie metzroth said...

adding looped yarn works to my things to do/see in DC list. Thanks! I recommend a Jeanie by Keri Williams for that yarn if it is Blue Heron Rayon Metallic. I made one (modified) and I LOVE IT!
I'm sure whatever you make will be gorgeous!