Abi, Alex, Riley, BethTo start off I found this picture this morning and it made me smile. I miss Alex and Beth a lot - and wish they didn't leave me here in Milwaukee all by myself. This was taken Thanksgiving weekend when we stopped at Alex's house in St. Paul.
Lastly I wanted to showcase my lovely new flowers. These beauties were on sale at Target for $2.50. They were just ugly bulbs and they have really taken off - this is only 2 weeks of growing!
In anticipation of the vacation coming up I'm trying to plan ahead for what knitting to take a long. You may be surprised to learn that I have not bought ONE SINGLE SKEIN of yarn this month (or this year, in fact!). Bry probably thinks this is a good thing.
I'm making it with some Wisconsin grown Alpaca that I bought from an ICU nurse where I work. She raises alpacas on her farm. Windy Meadows is the name of their farm. This yarn is amazingly soft and I love the natural colors. The contrasting color will be natural off white from another of their alpacas.
2. Sweater. This is my second Bergere de France undertaking. I'm using ShiBui Knits that I bought at Knit Purl in Portland. Loving their yarn and the color way. The pattern looks terrific and the pooling (the way the colors group together) is turning out better than I could have hoped.
3. Another hat. This is the Jared Flood pattern Habitat and I'm using Jared Flood's yarn Shelter in nice purple color. I really want to buy some more of this yarn to make some mittens out of. Bry has the same hat in grey and I steal it to wear it all the time.
I may take some other projects along too - we'll see. I'm not sure how well knitting is going to go with sand and sun though...... so I'll be bringing some new books along too. Check out the countdown on the side - we're getting close!