Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sailing, takes me away to where I’m going….

This week I am on vacation in Emerald Isle, NC.  I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful it is here.   I am not actually sailing although I did spend most of a day ferrying back and forth from Cedar Island to Ocracoke – a 2.5 hour ferry ride one way.  Here is the view from the house we are staying:

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Gorgeous!  Beautiful!  Wish you were here!

And the side trips are so worth it. Today I went to New Bern to find the LYS (local yarn shop for you non-knitters). The shop was called Weaver’s Web. They offered not only knitting but also weaving and needlepoint products. There were some beautiful woven scarves there which got me going again about learning how to weave. Must work on that soon… So leaving there we walked down the block and there was Tryon Palace – check it out:

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But never fear, my children, I have been knitting away and have completed youngest son’s “Ron Hat”.  My family calls beanies with ear flaps that because Ron Weasley (Harry Potter character) wore one in one of those movies.  Here is the finished product (with the help of a water jug that was willing to do the modeling):

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I have no doubt it will look better on J-boy.

Lastly, many thanks to JBK for letting me borrow his camera and using the last of his battery and using some of his pictures for this post (even though he didn’t know I was using his other pictures).

Shop Hop 2009!!!

Ahhh….my favorite time of year. Not only is it fall – which I love, but it is Shop Hop. Briefly, 10 shops, 10 days, $10 purchase per shop, get passport stamped and turn in when filled, grand prize drawing: $1000 in yarn. A license to buy yarn – wonderful! This is the 3rd year the Atlanta shops have done this and I am hoping for many more. Sadly, it didn’t workout that my fellow knitting fanatic, MK, could go with me although I am taking a day off work this week so that we can hit a few of the shops together.

So the last couple of weeks I have been working on the Sarah Dallas Jacket. I finished the left front piece and have started on the right. Pictures to come later. I was getting bored with the jacket and I just couldn’t help myself so I started a Mimzy Lace Cowl. I am using a Sundara sock yarn. I really like the colors. Here it is in progress: