a weekend away…

I decided to divide my posting today in two.  Let’s talk about what a great trip I had to my mom’s last weekend.

This is a picture coming over the pass on Thursday evening.  I think these birds where having a contest “who can stand on one leg the longest”.  So many years I have driven by this lake and seen the stumps in the bottom of this dried up lake, and now to see it with water again is wonderful.


Here’s one more picture of the lake.

lake on the pass

Mom had an appointment in town on Friday morning (Leavenworth, WA) so I tagged along and guess what is just across the street?  The LYS!!! Wooley Booley.  I looked at all the patterns and fun stuff and touched all of the yarn.  I left with only a new sweater pattern (imagine that) and some sock yarn.  I’m saving my money to buy yarn for my new sweater pattern.  Here it is…

Sausalito pattern

Sausalito – a dolce handknits pattern.  I’m thinking I’d like to make it up in a light celery green or a periwinkle color.  I’ll have to talk the friendly shop owner at The Yarn Corner to help me decide.

As for the sock yarn.  It’s Steinbach Wolle – Strapz Cotton Effekt – color – ?? I’m not sure.  It’s 45% cotton, 42% wool, and 13% polyamid.  This is a new one for me.  I haven’t ever seen this yarn before and I hope it does well.  I was thinking about the Rainy Day Socks pattern and then I remembered I wanted to try the Quill lace sock pattern.  So I’m using the Quill lace pattern with the top of the Rainy Day pattern.  Here’s what we have so far.


The color looks very different in these pictures.  But you get the idea.

I love this pattern (the Quill lace pattern)  it’s simple to remember and I really like that in a sock pattern.  The sock is turning out a little stiffer than what I’m used to, I guess because of the cotton content.  I’m still hoping for a great pair of socks!

Well it looks like the rain has stopped for a bit so I need to take the dogs out.  Maybe I’ll post more tonight.


3 responses to “a weekend away…

  1. I love the sock yarn! It looks terrific in that pattern 🙂

  2. that is a great sweater pattern! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  3. Oh I LOVE that Sausalito pattern! Can’t wait to see you knit it up! Is it knit in the round or straight? And your pics are stunning.

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