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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Road Trip

Yesterday there wasn't anything to talk about and today there is so much that there could be two blog posts.

This is my ride for the next two weeks. My Edge went back today (the lease has finished) and I'm driving my mom's until the mustang arrives. It took awhile to figure out all the buttons in this thing. I think I've got it now. Hopefully.

On Monday Beth and I are making a road trip to pick up yarn (more Serenity 20 and Serenity Silk Single) from Zen Yarn Garden. It could be shipped but if we go then we can make a side trip to Nordstroms, California Pizza Kitchen and The Cheesecake Factory. What a great day!

Today's web-letter from Classic Elite has a pattern for a summer cowl knit in Sanibel.
The randomly placed rounds of eyelets are simple to knit and can be worked as much or as little as you like. With a little counting they could be symmetrical, or, as Beth suggests, just used as a border at the beginning and end of the cowl.
See the web-letter...

Mr. Canpar brought in a box with some new yarn for fall. It might be a bit early but lots of people want to get going on their fall/winter knitting so that it is ready when the cold weather hits. Both yarns are from the Diamond Luxury Collection.

Lima
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
160m on a 100gram ball
16-17 stitches = 4" on 5.5mm-6mm needles
$8.95 a ball

While teaching on Saturday Kate was cold so she went through garments and found Pike. It looked so good on her. I had to check her bag before she left to make sure that it wasn't in there. Lima will work perfectly for Pike.

Some pattern suggestions
Pike-a free pattern...
Starksy-also free...
Mulled Cider...

Mulberry and Merino
50% Mulberry Silk
50% Merino Wool
90m on a 50gram skein
16-21 stitches = 4" on 4.5mm-6mm needles
$10 a skein

When I saw this yarn I immediately thought shawl, scarf or cowl. Here are a few pattern suggestions

198 yds. of Heaven
Karna
Summer Flies

It's really yucky outside. When I left the store at 5:30 the lights were on already and they don't go on until it gets dark out.

Melo has his thunder shirt on and is calming down a bit. He will be happy when we move upstairs to watch TV. The Bachelorette from last night is taped. We won't watch the whole season but enjoy seeing the first episode and the men getting out of the limo. The fireplace might go on for a bit too to get the dampness out of the house.

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