Thursday: I know, technically this is not the weekend (although it was in college as we considered Friday classes optional), but it does have some bearing on the rest of the weekend. So… Thursday I read Sharon’s blog. She’s going on a yarn diet. Rule: For each 5 lbs. she looses she can buy $50 of yarn. I’m in. And I lost 2 pounds last week.
Friday: Dad and I take DD#2 to The Cove in Asheville for the weekend. That is an amazingly beautiful place. It rains as we drive up making everything look so shiny and new, then it snows Sunday morning as they have devotions.
After we drop her off and get her settled in her cabin, we go to the Wilde & Wooly Yarn Shop in Black Mountain. My favorite yarn shop- and the only one I ever get to go to. I figure I have $20 to spend on yarn. So I buy this:
I spend more than $20, but only $20.50 is actual yarn. The Skacel Posh is the softest yarn I’ve ever felt. It’s for a scarf for Mom. The white is La Gran mohair. Not terribly soft, but lovely and fluffy, so I’ll probably use it with other yarns for a creamy shawl. When I get the other yarns.
The other goodies:
I love, love, love Adrienne Vittadini patterns! Every pattern in this book (vol. 21) is beautiful and elegant, and actually comes in a range of normal people sizes! I’ve been so disappointed in all the knitting mags lately, but this book is inspirational enough to make me want to knit something. (Okay, I always want to knit something, but it is a really good book.) My buttons were a deal. They have lots of gorgeous ones in the stacks of plastic tubes, but the ones I liked best are $7-$15 each! These pretties were handmade in South Africa, and on sale for $2 a card. Happy me.
Dad drove so I could knit and listen to the great stories he tells, so I started a Guidepost Sweater on an old set of #7 circs. Not pictured are the Addi Turbos I decided to replace them with while I was there.
Saturday: I’m not really sure what I happened Saturday. I was awake and breathing- I think. I’m sure I did something, I just can’t remember what. Ever have days like that?
Sunday: Ditto. I hope I had a nice day.
Monday: Now I’m pushing it, but guess what this is?
I have been a lax blogger. Sammie is now bigger than her big brother Max. Hubby built a deck. And I'm teaching my little sister to knit. Life is good.
A boy and his dog- it's a beautiful thing.
My daily French: Qui suis-je et est-ce que que je fais ici? I have no idea how to pronounce this one.