Tuesday, June 07, 2011

yarn choices

You have just 20 minutes in a new yarn shop and a tight budget - it's sweet torture! If you had big funds, you could just grab and run and sort it out later. But with little money to spend, you need to shop carefully, only there's no time for that!

I had decided ahead of time on fingering weight but that only helped somewhat. I finally settled on Schaefer Anne - but even then with so many colors I could have taken twice as long as I had. I settled on one that matched the dress I was wearing.

The yarn looks much different in a ball - the color actually chnages ever inch or so. That means it will blend together into a truly verigated item. Or, I might be able to try a pooling effect, as in this shawl.

What do you do when you have to shop fast?

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Halibut Point

Sometimes we just have to get away. DH packed us in the car and drove us north to Rockport - Halibut point specifically. It was sunny but not nearly as warm as it looks. We had a great time until CJ slipped in a tide pool and got soaked. She recovered. Not sure my ears will.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summer fun fun fun

There have been many days in recent weeks when it seemed that Spring would never come and we were destined to live in a cold, gray world forever. But, as it always has, the sun finally poked through the clouds. We had a grand and mostly sunny Memorial Day weekend! What is truly significant about these pictures is the lack of hand knits - no hats, no gloves, no scarves, not even a light shawl necessary. Up until the weekend started, I was still wearing half mitts on the morning dog walks!