Hey there! It’s been a while. I thought I’d update you on a few things.
LA County Yarn Crawl was fun. Although I didn’t crawl this year, I worked in my LYS and the traffic and the people were great. We had lots of fun things going on. Special yarns like the Ancient Arts Meow Collection. This yarn is inspired by the colors of cats and part of the proceeds from their sales goes to help stray and abandoned cats. Unfortunately I didn’t get any. I had my eye on a lovely Siamese colorway but it was snapped up by the end. Oh well.
We had yarn from Oink Pigments and I did get some. I am making a shawl/wrap called Mashrabiya (Don’t ask me to pronounce that!) in three colorways. I am using Plum Drum Weekend, Geode Road and Silver Linings and alternating them every other row. It is coming out very pretty and looks like one variegated yarn. I just hope it blocks out nice and big. I’m almost done and it looks a little short to me. The yarn is very springy, so I hope it stays once blocked. Shoulda made a swatch. Oops.
I got some of their lovely lace yarn in Blackberry Brambles. I have yet to decide what lovely thing I will make out of this.
We had the Coastal Gradient Cowl Kits and they sold out. That pattern is so cute. We had lots of other yarns and patterns to browse too.
I sold my stitch markers. Funny thing, I thought the beach themed ones would be the first to sell but I was wrong. The best selling ones are the Wizard of Oz themes. I just posted them at my Etsy Shop.
I finished my Watson just in time for Yarn Crawl. Actually I finished it to the point I wanted for now. It’s getting hot in So Cal so I left the sleeves off. It looks great as a sleeveless cardi, don’t you think?
On Monday I finished my radiation treatments. They are so cute at the Dr.’s office. I got a certificate of completion for completing 28 sessions. I’m glad to be done. I didn’t have too many side effects and I’m managing well.
Next week we’re off to Maui. It has been a long time since we’ve been on the island. We took our kids when they were small. I’ll be looking for yarn shops, but I don’t think they have dedicated stores there. I already found a quilt shop in Kihei, Maui Quilt Shop, that has a small selection of yarn and I just found Binky’s on Knitmap.com which looks more promising for yarn. They have a line called Maui Yarns. They also have buttons and beads. Yay! But no website… Boo! Who doesn’t have a web site?
We are looking forward to island hopping over to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor. We might try to visit the big island too. I’ll have to do some research to see what else we want to do. Our friends are sending us ideas for some great hiking trails. That will be fun.
Well, I’m off to do some research!
Bye for now.