Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dapples and shadows

I forgot to tell you an important detail about my trip to Napa last weekend. Coincidentally, across the street from the hotel was a yarn shop-- a really nice yarn shop. (Also across the street was a candy store, and that's where most of my vacation pocket money went ... yarn and chocolate.)

When I walked in the store, I was immediately drawn to this Katia yarn called Temis and ended up buying two balls. It wasn't until I started knitting with it later that afternoon that I realized I had worked with it a couple years ago. I guess my tastes haven't changed. I love the variations in weight and texture.

When my mom saw me knitting with it she expressed how much she liked it, so I decided to knit her a scarf for Mother's Day. I just started it today, but wanted to show you how interesting it looks when knit. I'm using size US 13 needles on a 2x2 rib.

Please forgive the shadowy and dappled photos. I took them out on the patio because I don't want to miss a minute of this nice spring weather we are finally having.

This is the mystery project I've been working on. It's a baby blanket that I have been trying to finish before my sister's shower in a couple weeks, but I realized today that I just can't get it done. (I was also trying to keep it a secret, but I gave up on that, too.) That's okay, I'll give her the yellow blanket and save this one for the holidays. It's a feather and fan pattern on worsted weight.

I want to give a special shout out to Stephanie of Tiny Owl Knits for donating two patterns to give away to my Ravelry group. If you haven't seen her designs, you are in for a real treat.


Dogwood said...

What beautiful yarn.
Lucky mom to be getting that scarf.
Baby baby blanket.
So so sweet.

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, what beatiful yarn that you are using for your Mom's scarf! GORGEOUS! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I waved at you when I flew over going and coming:) HUGS!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that yarn is gorgeous -- I just love the yummy blue. Yarn and chocolate -- isn't that a song -- go together like love and marriage or something like that LOL!

justjenn said...

I heart Napa...and chocolate...and yarn. I really like the start of the scarf. Your mom will love it!


Hi Stacy,
LOVE the blue yarn!!! YUM! The baby blanket is very pretty.
I would be outside too..if there was nice weather here..snow this morning...

Rachel said...

Love the yarn. What a beautiful colour! Your lucky mom! You feather and fan blanket is looking great too.

Mmmm...I really want to soak in the tub you showed in your previous post.

Suz said...

what a nice trip you had
a celebration
of life and love

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Stacy, that yarn is just yummy! Your mom is going to love the scarf. I think yarn and chocolate are perfect things to spend vacation money on. The blanket for your niece will make a lovely holiday gift. Enjoy the rest of the beautiful weekend weather. Oh, and give Charlie a little pet.

WildflowerWool said...

Nice new yarn and the feather and fan blanket is looking great.

Maiden Jane said...

Oh it's so pretty. What a nice present for your mom! And your sister will be thrilled. You are a generous knitter!

And what more could there be than yarn & chocolate?

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

OOOOH...I love that yarn. I'm sure it'll make a wonderful scarf, what a lucky MOM!

*❀* said...

Your work is so Lovely! i always enjoy and am inspired by your beautiful posts.
am sorry my comments have been a bit sparse lately. i've had a few internet and health probs - that thankfully are both beginning to improve now :o)

wishing You a Happy chocolate/bunny time x❤X❤x



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