Washington Circle
Monday March 13th 2017, 11:02 pm
Filed under: Knit

I sent off a note to Karida at Neighborhood Fiber Company: is my Washington Circle yarn named after the area near George Washington University in DC? Or for somewhere in Baltimore?

I could just hear her smile as she wrote back:


Washington Circle is one of our original colors and is definitely referring to Washington Circle in D.C. I went to GWU, and that circle was part of my daily pedestrian life as a student. Cheers!

So cool. My husband and I were both born at the old (now replaced) hospital at George Washington University, and I love that the yarn I’m knitting for our grandson has such a connection to place–both ours, and Karida herself: and now she’s working from a place close to where our daughter/his mother lived in grad school.

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What a fun story, and what a gorgeous color! I just love that blue.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.14.17 @ 5:52 am

Was that the Columbia hospital for women? That was where I was born…in today’s crazy DC traffic congestion, it seems crazy that my folks drove into DC from Virginia for me to be born. At the time though, it was no big deal. I remember how fast it was to zoom into DC to a museum, etc. Wow, those days are gone…

Comment by Joanne 03.14.17 @ 7:21 am

This is for the baby due later this spring??? Lucky young man. That is one gorgeous color

Comment by Holly 03.14.17 @ 8:18 am

What a stunning colour and a wonderful story to knit into it!

May you continue to enjoy the process. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 03.15.17 @ 6:43 am

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