Saturday, June 23, 2007


Despite the fact that I don't have the time to work on the projects that I have already started, and that I have enough yarn to keep me busy for an indeterminate amount of time, I have become infatuated with a new pattern.

Earlier this week, I was cruising the blogosphere (something that I wish I had more time to do), and I came across Dani's completed Dream in Color shrug. I was posessed by an urgent need to have this shrug right now. I found Knitter's Palette, a shop online that carries the yarn, and ordered the pattern and the yarn in the "Deep Seaflower" colorway. I didn't realize until later that the Tulip Baby Sweater, possibly the cutest baby sweater pattern ever and now incredibly popular thanks to the Yarn Harlot, is knit with the same yarn called for in the shrug pattern, making the yarn slightly difficult to come by (Deep Seaflower, though gorgeous, was not my first choice). The yarn arrived a couple of days later (Knitter's Palette rocks the super-fast shipping), this morning I made yarn cake, and I am all ready to go:

I am looking forward to getting started, but my attention is being pulled away with another new toy that arrived this week. Here's one of my first successful shots with the new baby:


Thanks for all of your nice comments about our vacation photos! We took two cameras with us and came home with 4000-5000 shots. Below are just a few of my favorites.

The city of York as viewed from the top of the tower of Yorkminster

Lambs playing in a pasture next to Derwentwater in Keswick

Castlerigg stone circle

St. Ives

The inside of Canterbury Cathedral, looking up at the tower



Blogger Steel City Knitter said...

Those pictures are GORGEOUS!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Beautiful Pics! It is hard to come back to day to day life after a vacation like that! Good luck with the shrug!

9:30 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

I know all too well the allure of a new project -- I say cast on!

Love the new shot of Stella!

3:00 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

lovely lovely pictures.
where is that shrug pattern from? it's gorgeous.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I found your blog through Dani's. It is a great shrug. The yarn looks great too.

12:44 AM  

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