Saturday, March 31, 2007

Potpourri

Welcome to the Saturday of Yarn, Laughter, Creativity, and Shopping! Although this occurred last weekend, it is still eminently blog worthy. So how did almost a dozen members of my local knitting group end up in this wonderful Maine yarn shop? In a word, Spa. Connections made, invitations extended, and wallah, the merging of two knitterly communities. If you get the chance go visit. The owners and local knitters were warm, welcoming, helpful, and generous.
Here's the whole crew:
See all the smiles? Yes, we definitely were having a good time!
Lora, was seriously taken with this guy. She has definite plans. One of these will be morphing from her needles soon. She claims it is for her son. I'm not so sure...
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I spent the day finally weaving in all the ends for the last of the three baby blankets. (The other two are here and here.) I love the final result. I might even be able to convince myself I want to weave in 29 yarn ends again! It was simple to make and the final piece is just lovely. I am lucky that one of the babies is indeed a girl. I wanted to make this one so badly that it was started on blind faith. I hope the parents to be enjoy it!
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Of course there was some stash enhancement. How could one not sitting in the middle of all that luscious yarn? I showed restraint and purchased only two skeins. First, is a beautiful Frog Tree Pima Cotton in color 600 for a "secret project". I didn't know that Frog Tree made cotton yarn. The more I work with the products from this company, the more convinced I become that they can do no wrong. Great stuff.

As for the second acquisition - Cherry Tree Hill! Now, this is not a colorway I would normally have picked. However, I was specifically looking for a yarn that would meet the requested colors for my International Scarf Exchange 4 recipient. This is so perfect it is scary. Even better? The name of the colorway. Ready? Foxy Lady! I hope my recipient feels like one foxy lady when she wears the resulting scarf!

Last, but not least, I did the deed. The shawl is no more... I am somewhat sad to see it go. I know, though, that all is not lost when there is a plan for a new shawl in the offing. I will not give up!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I wish you "happy stitching"!



2 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Great post! I'm sure it was hard to do all that frogging, but it was worth it to save the yarn!

yarnophiliac said...

OUCH! oh, the pain of the blue shawl! Can't wait to see it resurrected.