Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh! The Things I've Seen!

Happy Monday Everyone!  Can a Monday be happy? Let's just pretend OK?  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I had a FABULOUS one. I spent Saturday with my friends Dawn and Melanie at the Chain Link/TKGA Convention and I must say I was in fiber heaven!  I'll post more about this tomorrow once I get all of the pictures off the camera, but I will share a little tease....
Do you see that all fiber beauty?!?!  Can you say Malabrigo, Jojoland, Superwash Merino? OH MY GOODNESS! I spent way too much money, but had a wonderful time at my first convention.  In a month, I get to do it again when I go to SAFF with these same lovely ladies!  Until then, I am on a strict fiber diet.'m sure it will be worth it.

Yesterday, I met my Dad and Step-mom for lunch and a lovely visit.  It's so amazing to see my boys standing next to my Dad.  They are almost as tall as he is (6'4") and it's a little crazy to see how much my babies have grown. They used to look waaaaay up to him and now they are almost eye to eye. There are times I wish I could make them toddlers again and slow the whole process down. *Sigh*

I spent the rest of yesterday on the sofa recuperating and knitting.  I've discovered that I love the sound that yarn and bamboo make - that quiet swish. It's very comforting and meditative. I've been using the Araucania yarn that I purchased last week and it's so lovely to work with. This is Amanda Soule's "My Hat of Choice."  The pattern is easy to follow and it wears well contrary to what my Boys have to say.
Since I still have another whole skein left, I decided to make a scarf to go with it. I picked Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's "One Row Hand Spun Scarf." This is another wonderful "new knitter" pattern because you only have to remember one line of pattern (even I can do that!) and it show's off the yarn beautifully. I thinks it's so cool the way there is a pattern in the colorway in the scarf that just "showed up" as I knitted. I also love that I can wear it with the hat and they will look good together, but won't look too matchy, matchy.

Well, lunch break is over, so I have to get back to work.  I'll be back soon with more pictures for you.  Hope the start of your week is a wonderful one!


  1. Sounds like you had a great yarny weekend like I did! I can't wait to see more of your yarn show! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Looking forward to seeing more pictures. The hat and scarf look great.

    I can't hear my yarn. You know those noisy horrid little creatures in the living room make it impossible. I almost couldn't hear myself reading this post.

  3. Oh I would have been in heaven too. AND you can do it again!!!! Love that yarn you knitted the hat and scarf in and yes I can see the self pattern too.
    x Sandi