I have to work this weekend, which is not a fun thing as I have worked late every night this week also. It is the end of the fiscal year for the federal government, so those of us who have to spend the money get to work a lot of overtime. I do not think I will get a weekend or an evening off until after October 1st.
Remember I told you we took time off from unpacking to go sightseeing? Here is a picture of Lambspun of CO, the building used to be a farmhouse and now it is a Yarn shop and a café. The picture is off their web site, because I could not take pictures without a camera and camera battery, but this is what it looks like, the area behind the shop is a golf course.
Here is a picture of the yarn and needles I purchased while I was there, I knew
I wanted to make a hat from the yarn, so of course I needed a new set of needles (my Options needles did not have a cord short enough, and I did not have a set of size 11dp’s.) Wasn’t that a good excuse to get some new needles?
The only problem with the Knitpicks Options is that it has removed the need for new needles in most instances, which is sad, as new needles are so much fun.
The yarn is Lamb’s Pride Bulky in cranberry, the yarn feels good and the colorway is pretty. As you can see, the hat will be done tomorrow, so one more Christmas present down!
On our way home from Ft. Collins, we took a side trip, as the shortest route is never the one we take when we go for a ride. We found a store that deals with Alpaca clothes and yarn. The owner actually raises alpacas, but she also imports clothing from Peru. She had the most wonderful store, everything was very soft a touchable. I found these two hanks of yarn that I fell in love with. I am making something soft and wonderful for me.
I just read a great book called “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows. It takes place a year after WWII ends as the island of Guernsey is recovering from the German occupation. The story is told in a letter format, but is charming and heartbreaking at the same time. No knitting in it, but a good story all the same. The book was started by Mary Ann Shaffer, but when she became too ill to complete the story, her niece Annie Burrows completed the book. I enjoyed the book, and the chatter regarding the occupation was terrible but interesting.
Have a great weekend!