Atlanta equals Awesome

I’m not going to lie, I had mixed feelings about going to Atlanta this weekend.  My work week had been crazy horrid, and I really wasn’t feeling like leaving town for the weekend.  I am so glad that Leslie conned me into convinced me to go.  The real highlight of the trip for me was getting to hang out with Allen of Numma Numma yarns.  Allen is a very special person. She is kind and generous and warm.  She is always thinking of others and is a true artist with her yarns. You’ll get to “meet” her in one of the videocasts after Leslie cuts it into segments.

We met Allen at her house, got a grand tour of her house and studio (love it!), fondled some yarn, recorded the videocast, went out to a delicious lunch, and then went yarn shopping.  We went to Knitch.

They had a gorgeous store that I wish I could show y’all but when I asked if I could take pictures, they told me that they do not allow photos of the interior of the shop.  So you’ll have to imagine the yarny goodness based on a photo of Kobe and Leslie standing outside.

We sadly departed paths from Allen to hang out with Leslie’s brother at the aquarium.  I could spend a weekend here (and they offer adult singles sleepovers).

They have beluga whales:

That made me think of Raffi’s Baby Beluga song.

They also have whale sharks:

And pools where you can touch stingrays:

I want to go back when it’s not so crowded.  Maybe we can have a knitting sleepover there?

After dinner, we went to Ikea. I love Ikea and Leslie had never been before.  Kobe took a picture of us enjoying the furniture.

And if I had room in the car, I would have totally gotten these cabinets to store yarn in.

I really want the green version (there were people standing in front of it when I was trying to get a picture).  I may see if I can make room for them when we go to PGH in a few weeks.  I did get a cool new drying rack that you’ll see pictures of the next time I dye yarn 🙂

After a very full day, we went back to the hotel room. Some of us were a little tired:

Today, we drove home to Mississippi and arrived around 3pm safe and sound.  It was a great trip and I’m so glad we got to go.  We’ve already planned a return visit later in the summer.

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