And on. Well, we’re back from our vacation to
I’m finding I like the city better as a tourist, and I played the part, taking pics just about everywhere we went. We spent a day downtown and I really enjoyed it! I love the old architecture and the interesting play of old with new. The Art Museum was amazing as always, I only wish we had had more time to spend there. I did visit one yarn store in downtown Philly, called Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, and the name is serious, it is in an old cellar. It was a good thing I had the address or we never would have seen the sign. It was a nice shop, a good selection of higher quality yarns, nice displays. I purchased some Koigu for the Lotus Leaf Mittens, and then sadly left since I was with 3 non-knitters. I recommend it if you visit Philly, there are 2 others in the downtown area I have yet to see. Maybe next time.
Our visits North are always like
Of course there wasn’t much knitting that got done on the trip. The main thing I worked on was the Morgan cap for my brother. I was planning on knitting Mars for him, but he specifically requested a ‘Jeff’ cap. This is an incredibly clever pattern, it really keeps you on your toes and there’s no ‘mindless’ areas, as far as I’m concerned. The construction is just brilliant! I just need to get a plastic thingy to fit into the peak, then to wash and block. I just hope it fits!!
I was working on Sylvi on the car ride home, just cruising along with the seed stitch front. I got a little too smug, thinking, ‘wow, I’m almost done this front already!’, then realized the next day that I had forgotten to slip the first stitch on the right side. Then I thought, well I can just seam it up and no one will know. Looked at the pattern. Yes, there is a reason for the slip stitch, of course. Mari Muinonen (the designer) actually has the seam showing on the outside. Oh, drat. Then I think about it some more and I’m hoping I can just drop the stitch and carry it back up the right way. The only confusion is how I get it to ‘skip’ a row. Hmmm….any thoughts? This may be on its’ way to the frog pond.
I’m back at designing a new sweater, and just decided to dive in headfirst yesterday. I think I like the way all the different elements are coming together now, after all my swatching insanity (see pics). I’m just about to the point where I can do the actual knitting, and I’m getting excited! She’s going to be a beauty!
Let 2009 be the year you find your true Self, and live up to your own standards.