When was the last time you spent a whole afternoon at a yarn shop? The pleasure of knitting at a yarn shop without the pressure of time is priceless. I know only knitters understand this. But if you can relate, I know you are probably laughing right now. A couple of weeks ago I hit the road and met with my lovely cousin Madeline at A good yarn store in Sarasota, Fl. Let me tell you this is one of my favorite yarn stores. I wrote a review last year here in my blog when I first visited the store. The store was busier than the last time I visited. Well, Susan B. Anderson was there the entire weekend. I couldn't take the shawl class with Susan B. Anderson because it was sold out by the time I decided to register. So, if you are planning to take a class with a designer like Susan at your local yarn shop, you better sign up as soon as you find out. Don't wait!
So I met Susan B Anderson and she signed a copy of the Itty Bitty Toys book my cousin Madeline bought for my birthday. Susan is just lovely and very talented. There are so many cute little toys to knit that I almost couldn't decide. One of my kids loves monkeys so I will knit a monkey for him. Details will follow in a later post.
After knitting for a while and touching almost every skein of yarn,I found a lovely skein of merino wool and silk blend in Juniper Moon Findley. I immediately started my new project A day to remember by Joji Locatelli.
Here is look at my progress. I need to get this blocked and ready before my Mom's birthday which is in a couple of weeks.