Spring Break was last week and my husband and I went to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the weekend. Tourist season is just starting so it wasn't ridiculously crowded, but was still pretty festive, being St. Patrick's Day weekend and all. There was a parade:
|We picked a high perch in Basin Springs Park. I can just imagine how beautiful it is in full bloom. We MUST come back in the summer or the fall.|
This is my favorite picture. How did I catch all the Irish dancers in mid hop?
Of course, I had to find the local yarn shop. There is exactly ONE in Eureka Springs, but it was a little gem. Little Bo Peep's Yarn and Antiques:
Michelle was so sweet! We stayed and talked to her long past closing time. She wouldn't let me take her picture, but I did get several shots of the store:
There are comfy chairs scattered around so husbands can sit comfortably while the wives browse. The yarn was interspersed with the antiques - peeking out of drawers and the like. I found the shop delightful and scored a few great finds:
- Blue Hills Alpacas & Fiber Mill - 300 yards Merino Wool. It's a DK to light worsted in a deep spruce colorway. I don't know what I'll do with it yet, but it is so pretty and soft!
- Lowder Colours Farm (in Kellyville, OK!) Handspun 70% wool 30% mohair. 100 yards. This is my first handspun and it is so soft, nubby and natural. It's a bulkier yarn. I wonder if I can get some mittens out of this? Maybe a neck warmer thingy?
- Needlecrafters' Travel Companion. My husband said I needed this. I wonder if he realizes what he's getting into?
- The last one was a tough decision. She had several delicious colorways of Malabrigo, but I finally decided on the purple one. Simply gorgeous! It may become My So Called Scarf (what else?). Does anyone have another idea?
While we were at the yarn shop, Michelle told us a touching story. In her front window, she has this cute yarn sign:
To say the least, our weekend was so nice! We stayed away from the real touristy attractions and just hung out downtown....walking most of the weekend, just shopping and talking to the merchants. We've never met so many friendly people! A little quirky too....evidenced by the shop hours sign at Little Bo Peep's:
Thanks Eureka! We had a blast!