Friday, 24 April 2015

A truly perfect day

I really did have the perfect day.  We drove we shopped, we ate lunch at a fabulous bistro.  Roasted carrot soup.  Just delicious and I must find a recipe so I can taste it again and again.

One of the things I came home with will do very nicely to be an accent to a long desired project.

I've had these 4 fawn skeins of yarn for a while.  I think I started with 3 skeins and then purchased a 4th, and then changed my mind about what I wanted them to be.  

I have also thought about knitting a Wool Peddlers Shawl.    I have some red yarn, the remainder of the yarn from the red sweater I knit earlier this year that is earmarked for the lace edged version straight out of Cheryl Oberle's wonderful book.  That plan for a massive warm wonderful red shawl has been in the works for years and remains and active and fond desire.

I debated simply changing my plan to the fawn yarn, but the vision of it in red just stood in the way. 

The Wool Peddlers shawl is a good basic shape and a few people out there have made a magical and very modern version with a simple, very lightly ruffled edging. I first noticed the variation on the Mason Dixon blog in 2009, when Kay Gardiner knit several stunning versions.  I think that is what this is going to be.  Fawn main body with a warm heathered edging to wrap it up.  

I think this is going to be cast on today.  There are so many other choices, but this might be the one that deserves my today.    

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cue the Perfect Day

Perfect Day

What makes your perfect day?

Mine?  'Road Trip' also from Legally Blonde, in my mind at least.  

I am taking a road trip to Shuttleworks today.  There will also be a few other stops along the way at Custom Woollen Mills and to Crafty Lady, a small but very nice shop in Lacombe, Alberta.  

Like I need more yarn, but then again, it isn't really a buying trip.  Its an exploration of interesting places and I will come home with a few souvenirs just like any other vacation.  

It's my kind of trip. 

Its also to assuage me for the simple fact that I cannot afford to go to the Knitters Frolic in Toronto or the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and I don't want to be left out of the fun.  

Va-cay!  Wait.  Is that from Legally Blonde?  I would hate to mix my movies references.  

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Do you recall the other day, when I was knitting spring?

Well, I finished the pair this morning.  Speedy feeling knitting because you were always watching for a cube to be completed and then knit a few rows and start a new cube.  It was be the perfect pattern and yarn combination to take you out of the doldrums and put you into a happy place.

I gave the socks to my visiting sister as a gift to take home.  They fit her perfectly and it was small return for the pleasure of her company.

And so off she went with a lovely new pair of socks...

that I don't have a photo of.  

I will bug her this evening.