Words can’t really describe how utterly amazing this past weekend has been…
That’s right! I spent last weekend with none other than Tasha of By Gum, By Golly! Tasha and I have been online friends for a year or so now, I can’t remember when the initial “click” was, but we’ve been thick as thieves ever since. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t talk/text and after Tasha mentioned she was going to be in the DC area for her mom’s birthday, I knew I had to fly down to see her. Having a super best friend that you’ve never actually met before sounds really weird, but there was nothing awkward about this weekend. The online to real life friendship bond was so instant and so seamless that I still kinda can’t believe it… I could write for days about the hours of conversation we shared, the endless cups of tea that we drank, and the fun that we had but I’m going to save that for another post (two posts actually).
Whatever state of “blah” I had been drifting through before has been completely whisked away. That weekend was exactly what I needed. Being able to share ideas and talk out loud to someone who understands my passions is something I don’t get to experience as often as I’d like. I don’t live near too many sewers. Tasha and I talked about our grand plans for certain sewing projects, future sew-alongs (Sew For Victory 2.0 kicks off soon!), blogging, photography, and life in general. *sigh* …I wish every weekend could be like this last one.
A little retail therapy never hurts either and I suppose it goes without saying that when you’re staying in a house of avid knitters, there’s going to be some yarn buying involved!!
For Tasha’s Mom’s birthday we met up at Fibre Space which is a super awesome yarn shop in Alexandria, VA. If you live in the area and haven’t stopped in yet, you need to! They carry the most beautiful yarns and the shop aesthetic is just too cool. I walked out with some more of my favorite yarn, some Kitty Snips mini scissors (SO CUTE!!) and a skein of some local kettle dyed fingering weight yarn by Neighborhood Fiber Co. Tasha decided I needed a big cowl that could double as a hood, and I must say I quite agree, so that’s currently what I have on the needles. Of course I should probably finish my Rosie Beret one of these days too… it’s about half way finished now that Tasha helped me fix my cables (Tasha helped me with my knitting. IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!).
Before the trip I made a pair of pants which I am currently obsessed with and I have been shamelessly living in for days and days. You’ll definitely see more of them soon when Tasha and I share our blog photos that we took of each other! …did I mention how amazing that was? Taking blog photos with your BFF who is also a sewing blogger? It’s THE BEST. I really wish we had taken more photos actually but we were just having so much fun hanging out that it kind of just slipped our minds. It wasn’t until the day before we flew home that we realized, Oh yeah… we CAN’T go home without blog photos! Don’t worry, we got enough for an outfit post and some more from the absolutely gorgeous National Parks Seminary, but it’s the little details I’ll remember to capture next time. The tea cups, the knitting, the talking at the table, the walking to the park, the yarn shop, the food …oh my god the food.
I’m telling you right now, if you don’t have a bloggy/sewy best friend (or three!) you need to start making some. Your soul will thank you for it.
Stay tuned for more photos and giddy ramblings!
(p.s. Erin why do you live so far away?!?!? and Tasha when can we hang out again? Now??)