Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Snowy, Knitting Kind of Day

Good morning Vancouver! After our nice little dump yesterday, we have some nice wet snow - perfect for snow balls and snowmen. Better than that dry small popcorn snow (little balls that look and feel like packing material). Much better. Ok, so this is nothing for a Canadian winter, but for Vancouver - well, this is enough to shut the city down.

Makes it all the more fun to be inside and knit!

Yesterday the sis and I took a trip out to Richmond's Fabricana (if you're in to fabric, this has EVERYTHING - two floors - need I say more?) Although I am not into sewing in the slightest, my sister is great at it, and it's fun to look at all the colour:

We had a great crafting afternoon yesterday - I finished my Susie's Mittens up to the point of seaming (still cannot bring myself to do this yet - blocking will happen thereafter.

 I did not start the Damson, that will wait for another day, but the Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill:

For the life of me, I cannot get this picture to go upright - so it will just have to remain sideways. I am checking off two ticks with one knit: this will be using up 3 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino in Blackberry from my stash (yay!) and this will be my third shawl of 2011. I was greatly inspired by Gussie's Brandywine. Mmm, delicious.

I am back into reading again (knitting seems to distract me from this). In fact, look at my treasure of a library I found all at Value Village last weekend:

Lots of good stuff! Can't wait to go atter. No library fines this way too - and as I may be moving this year, I really have to get through these fast to decide what will stay and what is worth moving.

The other day, I came across the blog Yarn Bombing, with a request for cherry blossoms to decorate the tree outside of the Historic Joy Kogawa house. As the deadline was March 1st, and flowers are relatively simple, and I love cherry blossoms, I did up this little guy - took about an hour:

As I live in Vancouver, I am going to drop this by today or tomorrow. Knitting and crochet patterns are all included on the blog. Great project!

Spring is coming!

1 comment:

  1. Your reading mitts look great! PS - I'm planning on making it to knit night at UY on Friday...pass it on!


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