On Saturday, I went to the Woolery with my mother and one of her co-workers to help pick out yarn for a stole. Deb was back, and I finally got to catch up a little. Unfortunately, I didn't bring any of the finished shawls because my brain wasn't on straight (and I didn't know whether she'd be working or not) but I did get a couple of fun things. For instance, I picked up this:
|one skein knit up (plus stitch dictionaries)|
|it did get bigger, but it's hard to take an accurate picture|
This is not delicate, light, fluffy lace. This is the kind of thing you throw on in the dead of winter, snuggling in and blessing the great Alpaca. I will be using it until snow flies as an alternative to a coat.
Saturday I also took my boys out apple picking. I suppose I could try to make myself sound smarter, but the long and short of it is I walked into a tree. There were mitigating circumstances, but seriously? I walked... into... a tree. Yep, I'm a certified member of the brain trust. So no knitting was done Saturday due to severe headache. Go figure.
In the meantime, say, Friday and Sunday, I also knit on the leaves stole:
|finishing the final edging, will be done shortly|
|yeah, doesn't look that much different to me either...|
|So soft, so silky, plus shiny!|
In the meantime, I'm auditioning yarns for the next time I have free needles.
There's these from Tanis Fibre Arts
|blue label yarn in sand|
|blue label yarn in moss|
|pretty, plus silk!|
|squooshy plus tonal browns|
|navy blue cashmere and mink!|
Thank you to everyone who managed to read to the bottom of this book. If you had a choice, which colors would you choose?