Amy and some Quince

Yesterday I had my first blogger meet-up with Amy of stash, knit, repeat (also the “Fit to Flatter” series). She was in town visiting some family and we met up at Knit Wit to checkout the new Quince & Co. yarn line, which is made in Southern Maine.

It was great meeting Amy in person and I definitely felt like I was hanging with the cool kids when Amy was recognized about 3 minutes after coming into the shop. It was even more cool when Pam Allen herself popped in to drop over another load of yarn.

The range of colors in this line is fantastic – there are so many variations of each color – 3 or so yellows a half dozen blues, it’s a color lover’s dream.  Amy came out with two sweater’s worth, while I restrained myself to 5 skeins of the Chickadee in Delft and Carrie’s Yellow (I’m totally in a yellow phase right now).  And this yarn is so new, it doesn’t even have dye lots yet, because there’s only been one!

In other news, I’ve had my first harvest from my garden – this little head of broccoli. It’s been so warm, that it accelerated the growth process and I had to cut it before it bloomed. I actually dreamed about it the day before – I was so worried about the broccoli going to seed. It was ready to go on Thursday, so I chopped it off and ate it raw with some ranch dressing. Don’t worry I shared some with Mr. Cleaver.

p.s : I must admit, whenever I work with the broccoli in my garden, I find myself singing the Dana Carvey broccoli song (it starts at the 2:00 minute mark).

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