Snow, Daybreak & Easter…

Snow?  Yep yesterday morning Rick followed me to work so I could drop off my car to be fixed and it was snowing really hard when we got to Montesano.  Crazy isn’t it?  We  left work about noon to head to Olympia for my eye appointment and the wind was really blowing, no more snow because it had warmed up to 42 degrees.  Then I heard that in the mountains (on both passes) it’s supposed to snow up to 3 feet by last night! 

Daybreak the shawl!  Not what happens in the morning… I’m not a morning person. 

I picked up the Daybreak shawl/scarf pattern at Yarnia in Portland and picked up the yarn for it at Twisted the same day.  If you look at this pattern on Stephen West’s blog you will see many different variations.  I saw it on an employee at Twisted and fell in love with it, and the yarn and the colors!  I would never have picked these two colors, but I’m glad I got to see what they look like together.  The yarn is Mini Mochi, here’s the scoop on the yarn…

Mini Mochi is a lovely self-striping, fine, single ply yarn from Crystal Palace. Perfect for socks and any other fine knit projects.

  • Fiber: 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
  • Weight: 50g
  • Yardage: 195yds / 180m
  • Needle size: US 1 – 2
  • Gauge: 7 – 8 sts per 1”
  • Care: Handwash or Machinewash with Cool Water on Gentle Cycle. Dry Flat.
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering / Light

And here are the two skeins I pick up.  Color #109  and Color #113

Mini Mochi - Yummy!

pretty!

can't wait to get started on this one!

One more quick bit of news that I wanted to share in case you haven’t checked it out yet… Twist Collective has the new Spring 2010 up!  I love it… and I’m sure you will find something you love too.  I love this online magazine, if you haven’t ever checked them out you really should.  I love being able to click on the advertisements and it takes you right to their website.  If you click on the title of the pattern you will see additional information about the pattern, or you can just add it to your shopping basket.

Easter weekend is here.  Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, new Easter dresses and peeps… but I wanted to say more than Happy Easter, let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate… He has risen.

More knitting updates to come this weekend… hubby is out on duty all night… can we say KNITTING MARATHON!

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