|What a lovely morning!|
Maine is a source of many wonderful things. The number of small farmers is growing and the state is planning to get up to 40 percent of its produce from local farms in the next decade or so.
|Good Karma Farm|
Being on vacation and relaxing, doing some hiking, running, and reading were high on my agenda. But I was also curious to see what the local area had in terms of yarn. I was not disappointed.
|Purple Fleece yarn|
We came across a remote yarn shop while driving to meet my sister's friend at String Theory. We passed a little sign that said Purple Fleece yarn shop. We decided to stop on our way back. This lovely shop is situated in a home near a lake in Stockton Springs, a village that you could easily miss. We were grateful we pursued it. Along with the full gear for a knitting store, she has her own yarns that knit into lovely designs plus supplies for weavers and dyers. She is a weaver and has many items for sale.
|Purple Fleece Yarn Shop|
Of course, Belfast, Maine sports its own yarn shop: Heavenly Socks yarn. I discovered this thriving shop during my first visit to Belfast in 2008 and I always look forward to shopping there during my Maine vacations, even though they may be years apart.
And just so that you don't think that's all I did during this wonderful week, we also climbed Mt. Megunticook and kayaked.
So many, many wonderful yarns!! Let's just say all in all I helped the local economy. ... and had lots of fun doing it.
|Heavenly Socks Yarn Shop|