Sunday, September 6, 2009

Knitting and Connecticut

We are home from Connecticut and you will have to watch the other blather to see all the pictures. Suffice it to say,"A good time was had by all."
Now, a pictorial record of the great reveal.
The Ballet Examiner's Shawl
pattern: Vernal Equinox
needles: 3.5 mm Addi lace (of course)
wool: Fiddlesticks Zephyr (doubled) colour: pewter

"Paul, come here and see.... OOOO pretty box"

" Oh, I love the colour"

Yup, she likes it!

She really likes it! I am so happy I could bust.
The measure of a holiday is how much knitting you accomplish. This is the black sock on the way down. I managed to turn the heel while she was teaching a class. Other than that I knit "diddly" Good thing it was hot and he didn't need his socks.
We went on a wool shop crawl ( was there any doubt) and ended up in Glastonbury Conn. at Village Wool. You couldn't move inside for boxes. Three shipments had come in and it was chaos.
They were wonderfully helpful and I found just what I was looking for. Shetland wool, heather tones and jumper weight! It is by Reynolds and is called "Whiskey." I could have had a job teaching in there if I lived closer. She liked my accent.
??what accent??
The colours are richer than this picture shows. You will be seeing more of it.
The following is not knitting related but I had to share. Forgive the blurry shot I had to zoom in as this is hanging over one of the windows in the sun room. I made this for Jackie in 1976. It is dated in the corner, I was overwhelmed when I saw it after all these years. Time truly has flown.

1 comment:

Knitman said...

Of course the lady love dthe shawl, it's gorgeous. I wish I could have gone on this trip too! ;-)