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The rest of spring break

Knitterly stuff first:

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The Felted Slip Stitch Tote. I felted this a couple nights ago. The colors are a bit muted compared to the pre-felted bag, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing! It’s still bright, but not too bright. I’m pleased with it, and I hope Shannon & Emily at Twisted are, too. It’s a shop sample. Now my original tote can come home! It’s been on loan for a while.

While I was up in Seattle, we went to Uwajimaya for groceries for CollegeDude (one more term!). Yes, I know there’s an Uwajimaya in Beaverton, but we weren’t going to have time to get there before he headed back down to school. There’s a Kinokuniya bookstore in Uwajimaya, so I had to go check out the extensive knitting section. I bought this stitch dictionary.

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I really like the way it’s organized. There are sections for leaves/diamonds, lace, stripes, flowers/bobbles, zigzags, pyramids/checks…nice. The introductions to each section are really pretty.

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I also met up with Kathy one afternoon before the guys came up. We went to the Japanese Garden at the Arboretum. Even in the rain, the flowering trees were gorgeous.

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These seed pods were a little eerie.

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The rain didn’t bother the koi.

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When the boys came up, we visited the very cool Seattle Public Library.

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and the market, of course. We needed more spices from Market Spice!

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I love the market. Even onions become art.

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On the way home, we stopped by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

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It wasn’t open, but we really just wanted to look at some of the exterior art, and the footbridge that goes to the courthouse (full of Chihuly works, but I didn’t take a picture on the bridge). The US Courthouse is adjacent to the old Union Station, which showcases some of Dale Chihuly’s works. This chandelier hangs in the center of the rotunda.

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And I love this window that looks back towards the museum.

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A fun getaway, and now it’s back to work!