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Project 12 – A Saturday In April …


(I’m posting a day in my life as part of a project that

is doing.)

Saturday April 20, 2013 was the 3rd New Jersey Garden State Yarn Crawl.


This was the 3rd one for Deb and me.  Deb, by the way, has a great site where she reviews knitting books, go take a look.. Knitting

Now back to our scheduled crawl.

First stop.. The Stitching Bee in Chatham, NJ.   Nice shop, nice people working there and they carry Juniper Moon Farm yarn.   We are BIG fans of JMF and Susan Gibbs who started it.



Second stop, the beautiful town of Madison, NJ


Madison is home to three colleges… Drew University (where Deb graduated from)… Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of St Elizabeth…. and

The Blue Purl knitting shop.. this is one of the nicest knitting shops… friendly people, lovely yarns, great location.

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Time to refuel… one of us had yogurt, one had coffee and cake – not naming names.


Next stop… Trillium Yarns in Morristown, NJ.


Trillium just moved into a bigger space and it’s gorgeous. Trillium Yarns is large, airy, bright and a cheerful place with a hugh selection of yarns… it’s a delightful place for knitters.  Beverly, the owner who is seated at the desk is talking with Deb who is a ‘new’ old friend.


Let me explain that…

100_6284 Deb and Beverly were among the original shareholders at the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm which Susan Gibbs started before she began Juniper Moon Fiber Farm.  Back in April of 2008 Deb and I were at the MV fiber festival as was Beverly… only we didn’t know that until last Sep when we stopped by Trillium and started talking about Juniper Moon Farm yarn.   Love these small world moments.  Continuing now with regular post.

By now we were done crawling and headed home to walk.  This is Deb & Chappy but it’s not from this walk as I didn’t have my camera… obviously this is from a previous walk but the walkers are still the same.


Debs loot… can’t wait to see what she turns it all into.


Refueling time again… 2 slices of pizza and 1 eclair… and then…


Walking it off here…     looking at this view…

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8 p.m. is movie time on Saturday night… tonight’s feature…


which carries on the yarn theme of the day because look what Rapunzel’s doing…


And so a delightful Saturday in April comes to an end.   By the way, Deb says I’m the best mom ever.  Know why?  Because with all the yarn crawls and visits to yarn shops and fiber festivals…. I don’t knit !!  But she does and I love spending time with her.

– by Joan –


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

5 thoughts on “Project 12 – A Saturday In April …

  1. I don’t knit either, but time spent with a belovedaughter in a lovely town eating wonderful food is a perfect day to me!

  2. I agree. Time spent with Deb is worth a yarn crawl I am sure. I don’t knit but love knitted things. 🙂 Great post!

  3. Hi Joan,
    Enjoyed your post about the Yarn Crawl, and your mention of Juniper Moon Farms yarn. I ordered Juniper Moon’s Sabine yarn in a beautiful orange to make a cowl, from a place called Colonial Yarns in Ct.
    Deb is a lucky woman to have her mom go yarn hopping with her! How did she learn to knit?
    I like to knit off and on, but mostly I like to do cross stitch and regular embroidery.

    Thanks for sharing your “yarn post”…

  4. My hometown! I so miss Chatham. Been away for too long but hope to make a stop there this fall. Sounds like you had a fun time on your crawl!

  5. how fun!!!!! sounds like my sister karen and i…..only we crochet!!!!! there is a store two towns east of us…..about 20+ miles…..with a cool little 5&10 type store…..and they have a backroom FILLED with yarn!!!!! we love to go there and sift through for treasures!!!!! we always come home with bags of yarn!!!!! i have yarn stashed everywhere!!!!! a dozen different projects going on at once!!! my hubby even got me a very cool piece of furniture that has a chest top and a drawer (all filled with yarn of course)

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