Sunday, June 16, 2013

the trails lead to Ancient dwarfs and gargoyles...

We took a much needed family break near the top of Sonora Pass.
No internet, no cell phones.

We hiked 11.5 miles, swam in a lagoon at the base of a small waterfall, saw a bear playing in a meadow, (we were about 750ft above it having lunch on a cliff), knit 3 socks, Tirzah knit a hat, Kezzi almost finished her beret...the girls made daisy chains on the mountain side, we found pine trees that smelled like vanilla (this is common in Colorado but not California), and identified a whole bunch of new mountain flowers!

Now that we are home, I have a bunch of deadlines and yarn that was delivered for the next magazine project. (This one does not want to gauge at anything close to what I swatched!)
Silence Fell (pattern is now available on Ravelry)

And it is SUMMER!
This means my birthday is coming. and I have a special treat I am putting together for that.

I of course stopped at 2 yarn stores!
By Hand Yarns in Sonora. You have to love a store where you can shop by colour not just brand/yarnweight. This is my MUST stop yarn store when ever we are nearby. Tirzah got red alpaca to make her smee hat for Nerd Wars.
As we hit civilization, my phone recieved a bajillion emails, one said that Knittique in ElkGrove was having their bday sale. They had cupcakes you drew out of a bowl, mine was for 35% off! so Kezzi got something yummy with angora that I can't touch and I got Dream in Colour Starry in the colourway I put back for the other on at By Hand, so a win!

At home Aimee's Yarn Cafe had their anniversary sale and WWKIP day event. Tali picked out yarn and needles and spent her own money. (so cute!)

The next surprise: a published sock! This may not surprise you, but I am sooo relieved that this one is finally out!

Jersey Turnpike was designed for Ruth of PennyRose yarns who is a Jersey Girl with a groundhog problem. Our joke was just put him on the turnpike and you would never have to worry again. Thus the sock was born.
American Sock Knitting can be pre ordered at americansockknitting.com

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Your time in nature sounds lovely...I'm at camp this week, but the knitting came along, so all is well.

 
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