OFF THE NEEDLES
Got a twofer today.
Botanical Cowl, using the Mini Mochi from Destin
I’m a Mini Mochi fan now, this turned out prettier than I’d ever imagined!
Woo Hoo!!! I finished the Ruffled Tank and even got Bigmommy to model. This is the yarn from Knit One Crochet Too. Again, it turned out even better than I’d expected. I think it’s the first sweater I’ve knit that actually fits!
So that does it for my souvenir yarn this year. I’ll be making a yarn run in the next few days. I haven’t visited Yarn Mart in a while and like I said, I’m a new fan of Mini Mochi and am anxious to get more. TGIP (Thank goodness it’s payday)!
I’m linking up with Tami’s FO Friday blog again, be sure and pay her a visit!
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. Victor Borge
WHAT I BROUGHT BACK
Here are my official souveniers of my beach vacation. I’m a knitter, so can I help it if my idea a perfect souvenier is yarn, searching high and low for a LYS to visit, with extra points if it’s located on or near the beach?
First up is Knit One Crochet Too Kettle Tweed, 60% merino, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo and 10% Donegal. There’s no color named, just a number, 4523, but since I think everything should have a name, I’m calling the colorway My Destin-Y. Very clever, especially since it came from a shop in Destin, Florida, named (surprise!) The Destin Yarn Shop. My project for this is c2knits Jackie, a topdown tank. Nice and summery, don’t you think?
Next is this lovely Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, which also has just a number, no real name. I’m calling this one Sea Glass because it makes me think of the small bits of glass sometimes found on the beach, beautifully frosted by waves and sand. No official project yet, but I’m leaning toward a cowl, specifically, Botanical.
Still happy to be home.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John Gardner
I NEEDED AN OUTLET
Mr. Iknead and I took advantage of the cool, rainy morning to check out a yarn store in Destin. Actually, it was me that wanted to check out the yarn store, Mr. Iknead was kind enough to drive – the traffic around Destin is hideous at any time and the yarn store didn’t pan out, so we went to the outlets instead. I bought a nice pair of thong sandals at the Columbia outlet (shoe whore that I am) and a great new purse at Fossil.
LIFE’S A BEACH
What We See
THE LITTLEST GRAND
No man is a failure who is enjoying life. William Feather