I spent most of this last week in Monterey, California for the Internet Librarian conference. An early flight out on Sunday morning meant that I was able to spend some time exploring the city on Sunday afternoon before I passed out from sheer exhaustion and time change insanity. Here are few pictures from Monterey. I’ve got a full set on Flickr.
Of course, I also had to check out a local yarn shop while I was there. I found a few other librarians looking to make dinner plans on Monday evening and it turned out that one of them was a knitter. She had met yet another knitter that day too, so the three of us went to Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove on Tuesday. They had a lot of yarn brands that I’d never seen before in person like Rowan and Tree Frog.
I couldn’t purchase much, since I was limited to just what I could fit in my already overstuffed carry on bag. (US Airways now charges $25 if you check a single bag at the airport!) I bought two skeins of Buckingham, a alpaca/silk blend from Bristol Yarn Gallery (a Plymouth Company) in an blue/gray color. I think this will be knitting into a Pretty Thing (Ravelry) very soon. I also got one ball of Plymouth’s Sockin’ Sox, which is a superwash wool, bamboo and nylon blend, in a red/purple-y colorway.