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Yes, we're traveling again. We had a nice visit with DS1 and DDIL1 before heading back to Utah.

DDIL1 and I visited the Little Scrap Quilt Shop, in Kokomo, Indiana. We found a nice selection of fabrics and notions, and learned that they will arrange classes of your choice if you line up two or more friends to take the class with you.

They have a nice space for the classes:

The owners of the shop were busy rearranging things when we were there, but they had things together enough that we could get some photos.

Of course, some FQs threw themselves at us before we could escape out the door. It helped that the special of the month was: buy one FQ, get the second one at 50% off, and the color-of-the-day 15% discount was orange, which was present in some of the ones we bought, especially in the one I bought a whole yard of! Not to mention the 5% discount for cash or check...they were practically free!

Marie Bostwick will be there to sign her books (available at the store) on May 4th, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Here's their nice display of her books:

DDIL1 and I have been listening to the first of a series of Bostwick's books, which I bought from Audible. 

DDIL1 has a neat way to display the blocks from the quilts she's currently working on on her workroom wall:

We both got a lot done while listening to the book. Here's the progress on my Dogwood Blossoms (link below) sweater:

I'm using Knit Picks' Palette , which is one of my favorite yarns. I changed some of the colors, and I'm altering the pattern, making it a boxy cardigan with dropped shoulders. It's fun to play with patterns and designs!

Before leaving Kokomo to return home, Patty and I had lunch with Beth, one of my online friends from the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us.

As you read this, we will be on the road again, heading home. Lots of knitting time makes the miles fly by!

What's on my needles: Still the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, second sleeve almost done, and the Fiji socks.
What's on my iPad: On The iPod app, still A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin from the library. We'll resume listening on the road. I've finished reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. Loved the ending!
What's my app of the week: USA Today, one way we have kept in touch with the world on our trip.
What's in my wine glass:  Block Red Wine in a Box from Australia, Shiraz, from Trader Joe's. Usually I don't like boxed wine, but this one was a delightful surprise.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Beth Pritchett on April 24, 2012 at 6:43am

It was so nice to get to see you again, and to finally meet Patty. I really enjoyed our time together. Your Dogwood Blossoms sweater is gorgeous, and am looking forward to seeing the finished sweater. I am on my way out for rug hooking now. Will see Patty tonight at Quilt Guild. Wishing you a safe trip home.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on April 24, 2012 at 1:04am

What a great shop looks like you have to be careful not to go mad & over spend in such a nice quilting shop lol

Lovely colours in the yarn the sort i like 

Have a safe trip home

Hugs Janice

Comment by wendy on April 23, 2012 at 10:52pm

I like the FQ you picked out.  The colors are so pretty.  They remind me of what you are using for your Dogwood sweater, which by the way is looking grand!  Have a safe trip, and enjoy all the knittingness of your drive home. 

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 23, 2012 at 9:36pm

I'm so glad that DDIL1 got to meet Beth also. How wonderful. Spreading the KP friendship.

Comment by Buffy Joseph on April 23, 2012 at 8:56pm

Those Quilt Shops (and Yarn Shops) are really dangerous places! :) I love the fabrics you picked, even though I am not usually very fond of orange. And your sweater sleeves look gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing your travels.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 23, 2012 at 8:25pm
I got about 1.5" of ribbing on the body done today. Yaaaay! A whole day of nothing but knitting!
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on April 23, 2012 at 9:08am

Wow, love all the quilt pictures - I keep telling myself "one of these days I'll make a quilt"...  One of my crafting goals this year is to do a quilt project - it might be small.

Love how your Dogwood Blossoms sweater is coming along. 

Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 23, 2012 at 8:38am

What a wonderful looking quilt shop!  Everything looks so organized and colorful.  And your selections are perfectly lovely!  So nice you could enjoy time with knitting/quilting friends. It sounds like you have had a great trip, but I bet you will be glad to get home!  Drive safely!

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