Sunday, July 17, 2005

What a great weekend!!!

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Our trip to Delaware was very enjoyable. The photo is blurry, but this is the yarn my daughter bought for me in Ireland when she and her husband were there last month. The sales person told her it's enough for a woman's aran sweater. It's 100% wool aran weight. What a great gift! Thank you Kelly! (she got mistaken for a local the whole time she was there... that's what freckles will do!)

She did indulge me yesterday and carted me around to a few yarn shops in and around the Brandywine Valley. The Wool Gathering did not disappoint. What a nice shop and Kennett Square, PA is a wonderful, scenic little town. She had some 100% cashmere that I couldn't afford so I settled for some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for my boss's scarf. It will be fine for him. It does feel nice. I'd like it to have a little more cashmere content but it will have to do.

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Cute bags, huh?

So... just to let you know... Michaela is history. WAYYYYY too frustrating for me and after about a foot of knitting that looked great, I frogged it all. I was spending more time trying to figure out how to fix mistakes than knitting. I just couldn't keep it together. I kept losing my place in the pattern. There was certainly nothing difficult about it, I just couldn't concentrate on it. My mind wanders way too much for that type of knitting. But, not to worry, I have a plan for another open-work pattern for that yarn that is much less troublesome.

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I started Richard's scarf on the way home since Michaela was frogged. I didn't have a pattern so I just made this up. It's pretty basic but I think it looks good.


luvs2knit said...

My mom was just in Ireland and claimed that the wool was too itchy!!! Ugh!! I would have love the wool your daughter gave you!!!

Your daughter sounds wonderful. That's great that you added more to your stash.