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Wow! The last couple months have flown right bye with a variety of activities.

The first quick announcement is that a wonderful customer pointed out a color of Cotton Fleece that was not on my online store…..CW382 Spring Sage Green. It is now listed and I think both the customer and I will be adding it to our personal stashes. I always have a vision or two of what I want to knit with this lovely cotton.

I have recently returned from a whirlwind trip with my sister and niece to Eastern Colorado….the land of my youth. Seven days (actually five once you knock out days dedicated to getting there and back) included dinner (known as supper in Eastern Colorado) with cousins the night of arrival; a dinner reunion with old classmates and friends; a family reunion of cousins (of which I have many – there were 60 or so in attendance), and my two aunts (the remaining siblings of 10 children who grew up on the homestead 13 miles northeast of town); one of our cousins brought old family photos which I always love; a trip to the old homestead; a trip to neighboring town to visit our school teacher Dorothy who is now 104, Old Town Museum and the Kit Carson County historical carouselmy youngest sister’s country wedding on July 4; and a couple nights in Limon with some favorite cousins. It was a great trip.

 

I barely knit while I was gone…..well, I probably didn’t….it was so hot and we were on the run for sure. But my needles are clicking again. I am working on the Rebozo Shawl – a design by Cheryl Oberle. More to follow about this.

img_1114I have a cute story which serves as a reminder to us all when we send knitted gifts. My 15-year old niece really loved the cowl that I sent for Christmas. After many wearings she  decided that she needed to wash it……I forgot to include washing instructions in the gift package. I bet you can guess the rest of the story. Yep, she threw it in the regular wash and it felted. She, of course, gets a new one and it will be in the mail on Monday. Her 13-yr old sister had another story to share. She loved the beanie cap that I knit her but the puppy got it….she was resourceful and turned it into a headband.

Back to the knitting needles!

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy Spring Savings this week…..May 22 – May 29…..40% off Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (must be in stock) and 30% off Brown Sheep’s Lamb Pride’s Superwash …sales price reflected in price @ Skeinlane.com

Many projects have been knitted with these two lovely yarns. I am thinking that I will start another Moderne Blanket.

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I have been dreaming about knitting Jody’s Modern Shawl since I saw her wearing it while she was working at Avenue Yarns. It’s simple but elegant with a lovely lattice edging. I was possessed to use yarn from my stash and not go shopping….well I did both. In my stash were two skeins of Silky and Plied from Knitted Wit (225 yds each) which I am sure I bought more than four years ago. What to add for that third skein? There was nothing in my enormous stash that was a satisfactory complement to the lavendar and rose pink skeins. Off to Avenue Yarns I went….came away with a lovely purple and then decided that I didn’t like it with this project…so back to Avenue Yarns. This time I really loved my choice….Malabrigo Rios color Plomo. This comp0limentary color has subtle gray color changes with just a hint of pink. I am now dreaming of the next project for the purple yarn.

The shawl was finished this past Wednesday and wet blocked on Thursday. I love the results.

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Even though the wonder of spring calls many of us outdoors, the knitting continues. This is a quick post to share some of the latest. Knit on!

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IMG_0191 2Mayra (of our Friday Morning Knit Workshop) has really been clicking her needles. Here is her latest beautiful knit…..the Parish Toujours shawl designed by Isabel Kramer. Mayra chose to knit this beauty with Madeline Tosh DK in Grasshopper and Plymouth’s Baby Alpaka DK in Grey.

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It’s time to spring back into blogging…..it has been a busy 3+ months since our knitting community celebrated the season in December. Part of the celebrations was a toast (with margaritas….my first drink in 6 months and just a sip at that) to friendship, knitting and my clear PETscan.

Now what better way to spring back but with Mayra’s latest creation. It is the Tool Box Cowl. As Mayra often does she stepped up the colors….of course, I want to copy cat her….but oh when? My list of to-dos is huge….I can say I have a knit a lot  but….more about that later. Now check out what Mayra’s creation!

 

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Yes…..it was time for another ’tis the season’ celebration. Yesterday it was the Saturday Morning Knit Group. Diane generously hosted this event at her home where 18 of this group of 20 gathered for this potluck celebration. We missed Alison and Susan. Maybe we need another “just because” event in the Spring. Well…we did talk about how fun the gathering was and how much everyone enjoyed the dishes. Here’s the menu.

cornish-hensCornish Game Hens prepared by Bridgette were accompanied with……
Roasted cauliflower salad, egg casserole, green salads, tossed fruit bowls, scones with lemon curd, baked oatmeal, a potato dish and a curry dish. The salt and pepper chips with clam dip are always a hit. There were nuts and treats. Desserts included Rum-Mocha Walnut Layer Cake, ginger cake, pumpkin pie and cookies. All of this was accompanied with coffee and tea. We are saving champagne for our next celebration. Alice tells us that Rum-Mocha Cake recipe is very close in flavor to a family Hungarian torte that she use to make. Thanks to the chefs who chose recipes or adjusted recipes for those in the group who are gluten-free (gf). I thought the gf scones prepared by PJ were a smash….I will be making this recipe soon. Susan (who had to work) wrote, “Wow. Sorry I missed it, but I did derive vicarious enjoyment just reading the menu.

Alice’s recent post message sums up the lovely friendships that have formed within this group of knitters. “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate! It’s my great joy to have shared this past year knitting with all of you, and to share in this morning’s feast!”

Many thanks to Rose for gifting us in a special way all in the spirit of thanks and friendship. And, of course, many thanks to Diane for hosting us all.

Looking forward to another year of knitting, creativity and friendship. Cheers!

 

 

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