I spent Easter long weekend with my sister in Toronto. My sister took a train in from Montreal and I flew in from Winnipeg. We had a great time walking around, taking in Kensington Market, window shopping and then some actual shopping. I am disappointed in realizing that we didn’t take any sister pictures together that I can share here :(
My sister isn’t a knitter, but was super patient when I spent over a half hour picking out two skeins of yarn at a shop in Kensington Market called Lettuce Knits. Truth be told we hit up about five different yarn shops, but I spent the most time in Lettuce Knits because it was just so lovely inside, I really didn’t want to leave. The sun was streaming in the windows and all the yarn was alight.
I don’t normally buy yarn without a project in mind, and I have a lot of yarn right now for projects I have planned. But I decided to be wild and crazy and pick up a couple of one offs, the colours were so hard to resist.
I love that some of the fibre in the Ancient Arts skein is still au naturel, and its a Bluefaced Leicester wool which I have never tried before.
I am tempted to try my hand at making up my own pattern for a cowl with this one. I just want something super simple that will show the colour gradations off, a ribbed edge with straight up stockinette stitch in the centre.
I’ve been hearing the name “Socks that Rock” for quite awhile now – this is where I had the most trouble choosing a colour. There is so much going on in this one skein I can’t wait to see what is revealed when it is knit up.
Upon my sister’s advice, I think that both of these skeins will be for-me-projects. :)