Friday, May 22, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I'll be you've been asking that question! 

The first week in May, I drove to the hill country in Texas to visit my mother and sister for a few days.  I did manage to hit a couple of yarn shops, namely the Old Oaks Ranch in Wimberley TX, and the Yellow Sweater in Buda TX.

On the way home I stopped at Yarntopia in Katy TX.  I'd been looking for this shop for a couple of years now, and finally, the GPS unit I had with me found it!  It's located in the Cinco Ranch Shopping Center on S Mason Rd.

Of course lots of yarn came home with me!  I've already started a pair of socks with the yarn I bought at Old Oaks Ranch, and a sweater with the yarn I found at Yarntopia.

While at my mother's, I finished this:





Mom's new shawl, made from Lion Brand Pound of Love, designer Doris Chan.

And, since I had intended it for me, I had to make another one!  So today I finished this:



My new shawl, made with Dark Horse Fantasy, color #47

The Yarn Nook in Lafayette LA had gotten in a new shipment of Dark Horse yarns on Wednesday last, and when I went to knit night that night, I bought an entire bag of this color so I could make the shawl.  I thought I'd need the entire bag, but as it turned out I have two full skeins plus part of a 3rd that was left over, so I'm thinking of making a scarf to match.
I'll have to design the scarf myself, as the shawl was designed by Doris Chan, and I don't think she's even thought of a matching scarf for it!   I'll post a pic when I have it finished.

2 comments:

  1. Both shawls are amazing.
    I love yarn store hunting!

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  2. You crochet some very pretty stuff.

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