In the wee hours of the morning Thursday...some of us will be heading off to Colonial Williamsburg for our annual March trek. CKCSC,USA holds a cavalier Specialty there every year and it has always been one of our favorite shows. Winter is getting old here and it's Spring down there!! Whoo hoo!
Packed in my busy basket are a few treats to keep me busy. First in the basket is this beautiful Merlin Tree Spindle. It was no easy feat getting this spindle from Dave....trust me! This is one of his prototypes for his upcoming new line of spindles. Not only is it beautiful, but it spins forever! When he sells them, they will have a nicer hook and will be a bit more finished.......but this spindle spoke to me at Spa and after much wooing and begging, Dave sent it home with me :-). Shhh...don't let him know I told you....
Up next are the 3 lace projects I am working on. I came home so full of ideas from Spa, that I immediately cast on 2 new projects....yikes! This green is Judy's soft merino/silk 2ply for the Wool Peddler shawl from Folk Shawls. I absolutely adore these colors and the soft squishy yarn was just too yummy to pass up.
Next.....the Cracklin' Rosie swallowtail shawl, which is moving right along and quickly reminded me why I love zephyr. Silky smooth and oh so soft!
Definitely not a sipping on wine project thou....at least not without life lines...
And to close the lace projects....Hypotenuse. I just love this knit! The silky yarn is one of my all time new favorites and Anne's pattern is the best. I love the way that it moves along....interesting and easy all at the same time. This and the wool peddler shawl will be my car knitting projects.....mindless knitting, but oh so nice!
The last little project tucked away in this great little basket that I picked up this weekend at Patternworks, is this ultra soft merino/mohair blend of yarn that I purchased at Spa from Friends Folly Farm.
My 15 year old daughter, borrows my favorite red mittens every night when she feeds the bunnies, so I thought it was time to make her a pair of her very own. She thinks the colors are pretty cool....whew!
And finally.......the last little thing in my basket is this "Bottle O Spirits", that I spotted today in the market. Now how perfect is this wine for a basket of goodies that is heading out for a dog show? A lovely bottle of "Watchdog White" Dog Tail wine....haha! I have no clue how it tastes and for all I know it could be awful, but however could I pass this by....LOL
Wish us luck!!