Gosh, it is already humid out and the forecast is for temps to hit 94 in Philly. Hopefully it will moderate a bit as the week goes on.
I had such a nice day on Saturday. I drove up and met Dee at her home Saturday morning. First of all I FINALLY met Giroux! What a handsome boy and so sweet. He was a bit shy with me - he might have smelled Tyg. We didn't spend too much time at Dee's because we had places to go - a lot of places! Some stash enhancement was done:
Our first stop was Forever Yarn in Doylestown. I really like this shop and I picked up the skein on the left while there. It is by Spun Right Round and is an 80/20 merino blend. The colorway is Rumble in Brighton. There was a gorgeous shawl/cardigan on display in the shop knit in linen. the pattern has not been released yet, but I got the name - "Natsu" - and will be looking for this (the owner couldn't remember the designer - someone else had knit it as a test knit). Gorgeous.
Next up we went to Peace Valley Lavender Farm - oh my! What a lovely place. I did pick up a few gifts for my upcoming Fall Sisters' Weekend. If we had stayed much longer, I could have curled up and fallen asleep...you know, that lavender scent is so relaxing.
After that, we headed over to Wrightstown and hit a second yarn shop. Echo Valley Fiber is a great shop! Lots of pretty things to drool over. The skein on the right came from there. The colorway is Grapefruit Sangria (I think I buy a lot of yarn not only for how gorgeous it is but also for the name!!) and it is 100% superwash merino by Baah La Jolla.
Some of you have already seen this over on Dee's blog, but this was one of the signs outside the yarn shop:
There was a lovely café around the corner from the shop where we had an excellent lunch and then we headed into Newtown. We did hit a yarn shop there but neither of us bought anything. We ended up at a coffee shop across the street and sat and sipped iced tea and knit a little bit.
Thanks Dee for such a lovely and fun day! We will have to do it again rather soon I think, because neither one of us bought too much (or enough - lol).
I never did get around to casting on for my sweater. I just didn't seem to find enough time to sit down and cast on that many stitches. New socks were started however:
The pattern (not really visible in the shot above) is Firefly (I can't remember the designer at the moment - will post that later). The yarn is some I bought earlier this year at the Allentown Fiber Festival. It is by Good for Ewe and is one of their Kettle Steps yarn. 40% superwash merion, 40% baby llama and 20% nylon. This yarn was CHEAP - only $15 for the skein which is 100 grams. Not bad. So far it is knitting up very nicely.
The other week I had posted pictures of our Rose of Sharon bushes/trees. This year the blooms are white, but I know we have had pink blooms in the past. And look what we saw over the weekend - one lone pink bloom amidst all the white. So pretty.
Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with fun things!