After a late start yesterday, we arrived in St. George, Utah late last night, having made a very brief stop in Vegas (where we had donuts and a coffee — very Saturday in Vegas, I think!) Today, we drove to the Grand Canyon’s Northern Rim.
I’ve never been to Utah or Arizona, and really, the beauty here beggars description. We had a beautiful drive as the red rocks of southern Utah were replaced with pines and meadows of northern Arizona until we reached the Canyon. Find Your Fade has been the perfect car knitting as it doesn’t prevent me looking out the window!
I sneaked a few rows in at the Canyon …
Then a storm rolled in …
And we retreated to the big lodge, where we had a beer (and I knit some more)
Tonight, we’re back in St. George … tomorrow we make for Colorado!
The bags are packed, the car is loaded, the passenger seat is surrounded by yarn … and we’re hitting the open road. I’m going to try out checking in with some very quick photos/post once a day if you’d like to follow our cross-country odyssey! And I’ll probably be sharing quite a few photos on Instagram as well. Thanks as always for spending a little bit of your day with me … looking forward to sharin this next adventure!
Usually, I’m pretty happy when I finish a project. Casting off is such a rush. Blocking and weaving in the ends–while tedious in the moment–gives such a sense of accomplishment. And in that initial euphoria, I think I’m always predisposed to (temporarily) overlook a FO’s faults and declare it an unmitigated success. And usually, the longer a piece has been finished, all sorts of little faults present themselves (which is as it should be — I love learning from projects and figuring out how to improve). The love cools to a more reasonable like.
But friends, I think Vatsland is going to be different.
How was your weekend?! Lots was happening around parts — preliminary cleaning, sorting, and packing (how is it possible that we’re leaving here next Saturday?!) and, most importantly, a lot of knitting, nay, finishing (!!! yes I finished not one, not two, but THREE knits, woo hoo!) happened. Continue reading “Yarn Shop Visit: Wollhaus”→
It’s hard to believe, but Mr. N and I only have two weekends left until we hit the road, starting our road trip East and, ultimately, our trip across the pond!
So this weekend has been all about recharging our batteries after a very busy first half of July and finalizing details for our trip (and hoping my visa comes through soon and doesn’t through a wrench in our plans!)
And as much as there’s still stuff we want to see and do in LA, it’s been nice to have a slow-paced weekend. We did venture out yesterday to Gather DTLA … I wanted to see about buttons for my Talmadge Cloche (unfortunately, they were out) and check out the Long Dog Yarn trunk show. She had so many pretties, but I restricted myself to a skein of her Sock yarn in Wild Child and this adorable mini skein of Seaglass:
Hi friends, and happy Friday! I have a new batch of favorites to share with you today.
This week, I’ve been thinking about fall/winter knitting. And apparently, I’ve got slightly oversized shrugs on the mind — I realized I keep favorite-ing sweaters with a similar shape. It started with Ronan by Andrea Mowry from the most recent Wool People Collection. And, like the rest of the internet, I fell hard for Veronika when it was released earlier this week (also: apparently it contains instructions for modifying for petite frames! I love these sorts of slouchy sweaters, but they can be a bit tricky for us shorties.) And, after hearing lots of discussions about Marie Wallin’s Fair Isle Club 3, I finally checked it out for myself … the combination of colorwork with the slightly cropped boxy shape has me swooning. I don’t think the club is in the cards for me right now, but I was happy to see that Wallin has a similarly shaped sweater in her soon-to-be-released Fair Isle book (you can spot it in the slideshow).
Not ready to think about heavy winter knitting yet? Quince and Co. released two lovely pullovers this week out of Tern, their scrummy, lightweight wool silk blend. I love the side detail on Cecily Glowick Macdonald’s Galaxie and the beautiful simplicity of Larimar by Isabell Kraemer.
A new episode of my favorite podcast Fruity Knitting came out this week, and they featured the amazing House Dressing in new releases. How amazing is that?! Besides being in awe of all that knitting, it’s knit in my favorite shade of yellow. Maybe one day I’ll tackle my own version …
I know I’ve been thin on the ground on food lately, but I came across some yummy summer recipes this week that I’m excited to try out: