So I finished the sock on the plane ride here, and the girl was very happy with her new socks. Fortunately I planned for that and still had three other projects to work on. Yesterday on our way to Boulder, we made a spontaneous stop in Longmont to visit the Longmont Yarn Shoppe. And I’m so glad we did–the selection wasn’t vast but it was all marvelous. I had to work hard to restrain myself to two skeins.I also got a super cute pin for my collection.I tucked them into my suitcase and pulled out my mermaid shawl today and understood why knitters always pack extra projects: after two rows, my shawl was ready for color two. I didn’t have color two with me. So mermaid shawl went back in the suitcase and the girl took me to JoAnn so I could get some chunky needles to cast on my new super bulky Baah! Yarn.
While there, she announced she misses knitting and wants to make a scarf for one of her friends. Of course I’m happy to encourage that! When we got back to her dorm, we both cast on. After a couple of hours, I had an awesome new cowl. I’d forgotten the instant gratification from super bulky yarns! Now I want more! Yarn is Sequoia by Baah! and the pattern is because I’m happy, and it’s free, simple, and a breeze to make.
And now that it’s done I guess I’ll go back to my sock.
Wow! Awesome cowl! I love when projects are super quick knits like that.
Lovely cowl. I am really ogling those socks though! 😻
Thanks! Socks are a Ravenclaw colorway from Biscotte Yarns!
Its very exciting to share yarn craft isnt it! I have been crocheting for about 13 years (since I was 13) and my mum took up knitting recently (well, about 3 years ago) and its so nice to share that hobby and share the fun of yarn shopping together 🙂
Yes, it is! She learned a few years ago but it didn’t stick. Hopefully it will this time!
That sounds amazing! Looks like the two of you are having a good time.
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