Oh, joy!

But I’m skipping ahead of myself.

Wednesday of Playcation week we met our sweet friends, Linda, Diane, and Shelby at Arrington Winery for a lovely afternoon of gorgeous Nashville sunshine and delicious wine.  Wednesday evening, we hosted our cousins, Sharon and Angela, for a supper on the deck under a starry Nashville sky.  It has been amazing weather for June.  Hello, summer.

Thursday was the FiberHop.

We started at Haus of Yarn (see photo above).  Tif and I were overcome by the yarn selection.  We took turns sitting to regain our composure.  And we touched all the yarn.

We left with treasures that included (but are not limited to) two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed fingering weight for Tif’s next pair of socks, and four skeins of Berroco Alpaca for my Void Shawl by Melanie Berg.  I required Tif’s assistance to find the proper yardage for the pattern, I was so verklempt.  

Next, we headed to Craft South where once again, we were so overcome by all of the craftiness and making that we forgot to take any photos.  There were inspiring selections of yarn, fabric, and patterns, and we put several items on our wish lists for the next visit.  

At this point in the day, we were clearly in need of some refreshment and thus began the “hop” portion of the the #FiberHop.  Back in East Nashville, we stopped in at Southern Grist Brewing for a flight and the most delicious pretzels I have ever tasted.  

I sampled JT ‘s Bloody Ale (flavored with blood oranges),  NC Confidential (a pale ale), There Gose the Train (named for the nearby tracks, which gave us a chuckle), and the Nashville Mule (my favorite).  

And yes, we took in our yarn.  #knitinpublic.  It’s a thing.  

We still had plenty of time to knit and sew when we returned to Tif’s lovely home.

Tif’s FO’s (finished objects) included sweet cotton washcloths,

and eight cotton napkins in Civil War-era, reproduction fabrics,

and we each made a small project bag.

Not bad.  Not bad at all.

This is Harley’s contribution…

We hit the annual McChesney Ave. Yard Sale early this morning and came away with Bakelite buttons, vintage sewing patterns, wooden thread spools (all FOR FREE) and a few other trinkets.  Total spent:  $4.50.  Winning.

With that, we deem Playcation 2016 a rousing SUCCESS and look forward to hearing all the tales of adventure that will soon accompany our returning fisherman.  We hope to sample some of that fish, too.  

Thanks, Chief, for all of the beautiful photographs you sent this week.

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