I'm on my way home on the Megabus as I am writing this. On my way home from a perfect mother daughter weekend. I had taken Friday off from work a while back and nearly forgot about it. On Wednesday, I started brainstorming how I was going to enjoy my three day weekend, you know, other than doing laundry. I called my mom and asked if she wanted to meet me in Boston for a girls' day, which we quickly turned into a two day affair.
Our initial thought was to do the Freedom Trail, which she's always wanted to do. It was the first thing we did after grabbing a yummy lunch at Scolley Square. The tour was great and I think we may have gotten the best tour guide Barzillai Lew, although he did use me to demonstrate both blood letting and branding. Ouch.
A cold Sam Adams
The tour ended at Faneuil Hall, so we popped into some of the shops there before grabbing a bite for dinner and taking the T toward our hotel.
Webster Replying to Hayne, painted in 1830 by George P.A. Healy, located in Faneuil Hall
It's not uncommon to see knitters on the subway in NYC, but for some reason, I got pretty excited when I saw that the lady beside me on the red line was knitting. We talked the whole trip and actually got off at the same stop. She was so sweet and even gave us a ride to our hotel! So funny when these things happen.
On day two, we were excited to go see some yarn and fabric stores, since it was just us girls, and nobody there to whine about it. Our first stop was at Stitch House in Dorchester. It was there that I discovered it was the weekend of the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl! We had no idea, and really didn't have the time to see all the shops anyway, but it was fun to see so many yarnies out and about. Stitch House is a really cute shop, walking distance from the JFK station on the Red Line. They had pretty much every yarn I could have been looking for and a nice pretty selection of fabrics in the corner as well. I was happy to see that they sell Knit Picks needles there, and they were having a nice sale on books.
Next, we hopped back on the Red Line and went to Bead and Fiber. What a fun store! The yarn selection was much smaller than Stitch House, but very well chosen, in my opinion. I think the beads had me captivated because I didn't take many photos of the yarn. I was reminded of my jewelry making days, wishing I had access to a place like this, although my wallet's probably grateful that I didn't. The staff was especially friendly and helpful.
We also hit up some fabric stores, but I'll let my mom cover that when she finally starts her own blog. :-)
Overall, we had an awesome weekend. No complaints here. I would definitely recommend checking out both of these stores and the Freedom Trail if you're ever in the Boston area.