Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Weekly Update

I seem to be managing about a post a week with all the time I have been spending at work, so here goes...

Finally, had two days off in a row, so we took advantage of it and headed to Duluth for the weekend with friends. It was beautiful, warm and sunny and had a great time. We drove to the French River and watch the Kamloops salmon or maybe pink salmon swim and jump in this little stream that feeds into Lake Superior.

Sunset over Lake Superior

Checked out both Yarn Shops one in Two Harbors and the other in Duluth. Playing with Yarn in Two Harbors was first, I had a nice visit with Judy the owner and Winnie her Yorkie. Yarn Harbor has one of the best selections of Dale yarn I have seen and it is a nice store.

Monday my sister from California stopped over nite on her way to Harmony Minnesota to go to an Austins Angora goats and Mohair farm. She really came for her nursing school reunion and this is just a little side trip.

I finished my scarf for the Red Scarf Project

Red scarf with hat for the Red Scarf Project

I used a yarn called Magnum from Borealis Yarns in St Paul, it was a wool and acrylic blend and nice and soft to knit with. I used a twisted stitch pattern and am really pleased with the results, I had a little left over so I made a matching hat.

And today my Sockret pal package arrived!!!!!!!!!!!

The kit contained two skeins of Southwest Trading Company Karoake and a great hat pattern and a really cute sheep card.

But for closing a picture of my kitties

It's a standoff and the winner is.....

to be continued


Jeanne said...

Oohhh....Boo and Ducky look so fierce! Good thing it's all for show.

Secret Pal said...

I love your Red Scarf, I am knittign one as well (but it is green).

Glad the package arrived :-)

Chris said...

Cat fight!! Great SP package - looks like a lot of fun. And your scarf and hat turned out really well.

kitkatknit said...

Wrrrooowwww Hissssss Hisssss. Who won?

Melanie said...

Hi Louise - I wanted to thank you for the wonderful goodies in the Knitter's Tea Swap 2 - I got the box on Tuesday night and blogged it Wednesday, but I didn't have an email address to thank you and didn't know if you saw my post at the Tea Swap site. Thank you so much! The handdyed yarn looks just like my backyard right now!