Sunday, July 22, 2007

Helen Five-O

For the past twelve summers, we've packed up the family and headed out to Wyoming. It was work and pleasure, both.

This summer, we packed up the family and headed the other way. Destination: Prince Edward Island. Purpose: the celebration of my 50th birthday and the eating of lobster. My personal not-so-secret purpose: the buying of yarn, should any yarn-buying opportunity present itself.

It did! But you knew that. Here's the haul: Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

From left to right: 2 skeins each Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon)in Black Watch, same in Black Pearl, 800 meters of Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 2 Ply (65% Wool, 35% Silk), 300 yards Alpaca 3-Ply and 2,000 yards Alpaca Laceweight from Alpaca Bay Farm in Prince Edward Island.

That's some good knitting!

Everything about our trip - the getting there and back, the being there, the lobsters - exceeded my expectations.

Except for the yarn-buying opportunities. We were more in finished-sweater-buying territory. They were very nice finished sweaters, mind you.

We didn't see many sheep on the island. We did see alpaca. Also, goats. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
This is my older daughter at a goat soap-buying opportunity.

I got in some knitting on the trip. These are an abbreviated version of Nancy Bush's "Unst" sock from her Knitting on the Road. I knit them in a silk blend in a greyed oystery color I really don't love. The sock itself, I do love. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Now, what to knit with that beautiful lavender Woolie Silk 2-Ply ....

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