Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Posted by Lynn One, Purl Two at 9:44 am
Friday, October 17, 2014
Since I am fortunate enough to have a lot of really good people (aka 'knitters') in my life who just 'get it' when a project of such proportions comes off the needles, I had one show up at my door on the Monday of the Thanksgiving long weekend and say "Come on! Get outside and let me take your picture with your beautiful new shawl!" (Okay... not really... I might have actually known that she was coming, but still... It is insanely nice of her to crawl out of bed on a holiday Monday to come over to my place and snap some pics!)
So here you have it. A collection of photos taken by my good friend Tara. Not only does her photography beautifully capture the most colourful time of year, it also does a pretty good job of capturing a project that can easily claim the title of 'most colourful', as least as far as my Ravelry project page is concerned.
As it just so happens, I bought this yarn while in London with my family, visiting my sister last February. In the days leading up to our trip, my husband asked me what I was looking forward to most. I replied with "I can't wait to walk into Liberty, with all the time in the world, and pick out a pattern, some yarn and some needles to make a project for ME". While I could tell he was a tad puzzled that I didn't respond with "I can't wait to go to the Imperial War Museum with YOU honey!" he knows better than to react negatively to such a statement. At least not to my face anyway. (Why the heck do you think I married him!?!?!?)
So the reason for telling you all of this?
Conveniently... I happen to have a ticket to take me back to dear London scheduled for this coming Sunday.
|My birthmark arrived later in life, in the form of a dot of grey hair on the back of my head. |
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
|Details of the yarn, pattern and needles can be found here|
I think you all know me well enough at this point to hazard a pretty good guess.
|Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend Flowers at the Parental's|
Posted by Lynn One, Purl Two at 1:45 pm
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
This is a yarn I had never knit with, let alone heard of, before stumbling into Lettuce Knit one day this past summer. It has a beautifully tight twist and I suspect will wear well in the recipient's boots throughout the entirety of this upcoming Canadian winter (and hopefully, a few more after that!)
The good news? I can now cross another Christmas gift off of my list.
The bad news? I can no longer knit with this beautiful, bouncy yarn!
The silver lining? I happen to have also snagged a skein of it for myself.
Because isn't that how everyone plays the sock yarn game?
Sort of like eating a box of chocolates...
Posted by Lynn One, Purl Two at 12:11 pm
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
And sewing in the ends only took me three hours and fifteen minutes of uninterrupted podcast listening time. (Yes. I timed it).
Posted by Lynn One, Purl Two at 8:12 am