Alyssa and I went to the American Textile Museum in Lowell today. It was really cool. Lots of neat stuff.
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Well ... there were some creepy fake sheep.
Some beaded gloves ... imagine making these?!?!
Very cool dyeing stuff. Lots of stuff from a LONG time ago.
I particularly liked the ad on this box of Twink ... washes and dyes at the same time! Last I knew that was an accident.
Some really old sock blockers! There were also some old knitting machines that looked more like mideval torture devices!
A Norman Rockwell advert for Interwoven Socks! I think I need one of these for my house!
A knit Scarecrow by the Atlanta Knitting Guild, complete with crow knitting the scarf!
And of course, another creepy sheep at the exit.
Since I changed by Bead-A-Long project to one that crochets the beads on ... I needed a crcohet hook small enough to fit into the beads. I didn't have any on hand. I went to Jo-Ann's yesterday, but the smallest I found was a #12 ... too big. I found this thread pic at Michael's that looked like an awfully small crochet hook and I think it'll do the trick.
Can't leave the store without some yarn! The Pattons Lace actually has purple in in as well ... it matches my computer/knitting room perfectly!
Very cool day out, had a great time!
Don't forget to join in my Yarn Give-Away until the 15th!!