Yesterday my hubby and I took a road trip north to Flagstaff to meet my folks for breakfast and just to relax a bit from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix. It was cold, 14 degrees when we arrived and 33 degrees when we left around noon, but it was gorgeous with a crisp blue sky, snow-capped mountains and trees trimmed in white. It was picturesque!
I was so excited to be able to wear my Aidez and my handspun Shizuku, both of which kept me so toasty warm that I never needed to put on a coat. I was quite tickled when a lady approached our table at breakfast to ask me about my scarf (Shizuku) and wanted to know if I could tell her about the pattern. It was so fun to share with another knitter and since she had not heard of Ravelry, I emailed her the link to Angela Tong’s Ravelry page so she could down load a copy of the pattern. I truly enjoy meeting people and introducing them to the wonderful world of Ravelry!
After breakfast and a bit of goofing around with my folks, hubby went into his favorite archery shop and I was able to go around the corner to visit Purl in the Pines, a lovely shop just located off Route 66 in Flagstaff. I was instantly drawn to a lovely hand-knitted sweater on display that had been knitted up using Berroco Peruvia Quick in a deep chocolate-brown. As I touched the cardigan, I was happy to see that the shop owner had a attached a printout of the pattern use and was delighted to see that it was one I had wanted to knit for a while, Iced by Carol Feller. So needless to say, I picked up enough Berroco Peruvia Quick in the color Dragon for this project, along with two colorways of Tosh DK. The Tosh DK in the color of Firewood is destined to be a Teas Leaves Cardigan and the Tosh DK in Mare a Cloud Chaser vest. It’s a good thing I just did a major destash on eBay, I now have room in my bins for more yarn and projects!
I also managed to get quite a bit of car knitting done on my Weekend Wrap coming and going. This morning I created the first arm hole and now I’m working the back. The yarn I decided to use will make this a really “funky” and “artsy” looking wrap, which I can’t wait to wear on the weekends. I think I could finish this project by this evening!
Have you had a relaxing weekend?