As I began documenting and taking pictures of everything I walked away with last week, I realized that I bought a little more than I originally thought. Here we go...
Besides the cute little passport pictured above, Shop Hop attendants also received a reusable tote bag filled with loot from local Michigan companies. Every store along the route provided 'hoppers' with a free pattern, written by the shop owner.
Woven Art in East Lansing. Woven Art became one of my favorite yarn shops from the moment I first walked in back in January.
Here I purchased yarn for this cute little Acorn Hat designed by Meg Croft, and also a skein of Shepherd's Wool in baby blue (just in case Baby B turns out to be baby boy!).
this little beauty:
If you happened to attend to CAYSC Annual Shop Hop and have pictures and/or a blog post to share- let me know, and I will link to them here:
Montebello is the name of one of the three castles in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Bellinzona is in the Ticino canton of Switzerland. It is the southernmost canton in Switzerland and the only Swiss canton whose sole official language is Italian. When many people see my last name, they assume Joe's family is from Italy. Joe's grandpa is actually from the small town of Medeglia, Switzerland, just 'up the mountain' from Bellinzona.
A couple years ago, Joe and I had the pleasure of visiting his extended family in Switzerland. We stayed in the Ticino region, and explored it quite extensively. His family was very welcoming, we enjoyed the time we spent with them. We hope to return in the near future- and when we do return, we are sure to be greeted once again with polenta and fondue- what more could we ask for?
Pattern should be available on Ravelry by this weekend. The combo Breckenridge Cowl/Texture Cowl pattern will be available for wholesale orders by next week. If you happen to be in Detroit this weekend to see the Yarn Harlot speak at the Library- I should have print copies hot off the press!