My knitting for a recent weekend away was all about starting a pair of socks from yarn from the (embarrassingly vast) supply in my cedar chest.
See my knitting bag all packed?
|Knitting book with pattern - check! Yarn from stash - check! Needles - check!|
I never touched any of it all weekend.
Long story short, new yarn came into my life via Lakeside Fibers in Madison. My daughter Thomasina wondered could I make her a hat just like the one on the model by the front window? With this thick-and-thin nubbly Arucania Liwen?
|Infinity Hat inspired by anthropologie in Arucania Liwen (50% superfine alpaca, 50% wool)|
Uh, yep. I can do that. In fact, on #10 needles, I did it before her bus back to college left.
Well, I was buying the yarn for Thomasina's hat anyway, why not buy myself that pretty ball of Noro Silk Garden?
|My new ball of Noro Silk Garden in the act of becoming a hat|
You know that some of the best yarn stores have an attached café, right? That's where I headed next. A latte + a gingersnap cookie + yarn fondling is not a terrible way to spend time. I sat in a happy daze and Tom and Thomasina went around the corner into the yarn part of the store.
Really, life doesn't get much better.