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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Before and After

I’m back in the store. Yesterday was a very long day and I’ll talk about that later. Lynn mentioned that I didn’t write for two days. I had a Thursday post but for some reason it didn’t show up. It’s there now.

These pictures are from a newsletter that Churchmouse Yarns sent out this morning.

Our Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf is one of those patterns that is a perfect balance of mindless and meditative. We’re soothed by the simplicity of the stockinette, and engaged by the little bit of business at the ends of the knit rows that creates the bias detail! And the fabric’s brilliant, post-blocked transformation is always so satisfying! 

With its playful, eye-catching range of self-striping colors, Lang Linello brings even more adventure to your Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf. This worsted-weight yarn is an inviting blend of linen, cotton, and viscose—breezy, downy, and drapey. Linello’s a great choice for cool accessories and for those who are sensitive to wool. And it’s such a joy to watch the self-striping shades unfurl as you knit!

You need the pattern for the original scarf (you can purchase it on the Churchmouse website) and then you need to download the addendum which is free.

When you are knitting the scarf you will think that it is the ugliest thing you have ever made. It is knit to a very loose tension and your stitches will look uneven. Don’t worry. When the scarf is blocked it is beautiful.

The scarf takes 2 balls of Linello.


Beth sent this picture yesterday. Dad was working at an arena in Toronto. The guys who work there love Lucy so they took the Zamboni on the ice and got Lucy snow to lie in. She was so happy. They dumped it in a spot where Lucy could see dad. 

Here are a few more pictures from the show.

This is the Lantern Moon booth. 

This is a new bag coming for fall. It opens and there is a pouch for your knitting as well as a spot to put interchangeable tips and a zippered compartment for cords and markers and….

Here are better pictures from the Della Q booth.

This is the wallet. There is a wrist strap and a shoulder strap.

There is a place on the back of the wallet for your phone.


It was bath day for Lucy.

Our flight out of Chicago was delayed by an hour and the plane ride was good. When we landed we sat on the tarmac for an hour before we could deplane. Customs was quick so I called Beth to have dad head on his way. I didn’t want him at the airport too early. After standing at the luggage carousel for an hour and a half it was obvious that my suitcase wasn’t coming. I spoke with many Air Canada representatives (who were all very helpful) and filled out a form before leaving. They are supposed to deliver my suitcase today. It is in Toronto - I have an Apple AirTag in it. If dad wasn’t picking me up I would have waited longer but traffic was a nightmare. Once he exited the 427 onto Dixon and then onto the road into the airport traffic was stopped. It took him an hour to get to the terminal. Normally he would drive around or go to the cell lot but that wasn’t an option. I walked out of the terminal just as he arrived. 

Today started with a migraine but I’m okay now. 

The trip was great and totally worth going. The dates are set for next June and I will be going again.

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