Despite the fact that I’m a life longer Clevelander I’m running out of guesses as to where the last few neighborhoods will be for the yarn club. So, when I picked up this month’s yarn I was excited to see what area it would highlight. As soon as I pulled it out of the bag I said “it looks like an Easter egg!”
I took advantage of a sunny morning to take these pictures. It’s a bamboo/merino mix so it has a nice sheen to it from the bamboo and I adore bamboo yarn so this month is a big win for me!
Now, let’s talk about the neighborhood which inspired the colors. This month was an area called Hingetown. This is a relatively new developing neighborhood just outside of downtown to the west. I believe last year was the first year that the Hingetown Market was started. It was advertised as a French style market and anything that is advertised as French lures me in. I managed to make it to one market (they are held once a month) and I went with my knitting friend, (we’ll call her B). She and I had met up in actual France the prior summer so we were anxious to check it out. There were a number of flea market type vendors and a few crafters. I’m not sure it felt particularly French to me but it was a fun morning out. We stopped in a new tea shop and had a quick iced tea that was delicious. We also popped into the spinning/yoga studio and checked out the facility. There was a juice bar that was packed and they were still working on finishing a new music club. Further on we stumbled into a really cool flower store that was bright and vibrant and had some really cool stuff. We ended up ordering some food from a food truck and as we ate there was a show on a little stage that was set up. It was a bunch of high school students from one of the lower income areas and they were part of this program where they made music and learned how to garden which was really interesting and their music was heartbreaking. They were doing a Kickstarter campaign and giving away terrariums as a gift for donations. Of course we donated! And, for the record, I already killed mine – so sad! All in all we had a lovely morning and got to explore this up and coming area of Cleveland.
Only two more months to go! I was told the last month should be obvious but I’m clearly not that bright because I’m struggling. Fun note – when this posts I will be off enjoying my first trip to the Estes Park Wool Market so hopefully I’ll have some fun stuff to share next week!!