Today is our last day in Sunset Beach. Tomorrow it will be driving and knitting in the car. It has been a wonderful month. Heavy on knitting, reading and jigsaw puzzles but light on responsibility and commitment. My Spartans looked great last night so I think it is time to get back home where we can watch all of the games on the Big 10 network, Of course, I had to make one final trip to Knit 'N Purl to say goodbye to Molly and Lydia's relatives. For all of you who are new to Knitting: A Love Story, Lydia is my mannequin who models my treasures when I take my pictures.
This is Lydia. She makes my treasures come to life. I gave this scarf away and looking at it on Lydia, I'm remembering how much I enjoyed making this. I guess I have to dig out the pattern, find some UDY (undesignated yarn) and knit this again. I always have been very happy with how Lydia photographs and didn't think anything could be better until I met Lydia's relatives at Knit 'N Purl. Now I have great plans for Lydia.
Just look at how great this knitted top looks when combined with a jacket. Since Lydia doesn't have legs, there will be no pants.
See how much better this cowls works when treated as an accent for the teal jacket.
This just kind of shouts, "I have a jacket this color, I think I need to make a cowl just like this one!"
On Tuesday, I went into Knit 'N Purl for the last time in 2016. Molly was working so I got to say goodbye to her and then this happened.
This is the fiber for a Colinette ( I think this is misspelled but the yarn is already packed in the back of the truck) project; a throw or afghan. I realized as I picked it up that I had been in Knit 'N Purl four times and four times I picked this up. I immediately invoked the "4 and Home" rule which says, "If you pick up the same yarn 4 different times either on the same visit or different visits, you are obliged to buy it." I have no idea what pattern I will use for this, I just know it will be spectacular.
This is SOME of the yarn I bought for Knit The Sky. The rest is in my little tub already being used to Knit The Sky. I can't wait to show you how it's working. It is great fun.
This is a sweet little cowl knit I bought because I think Ann of Ann's By Design would be very interested in how Knit 'N Purl makes their own kits.
This is a shawl kit for Linda because she did me a huge favor in looking in on Mom while we were gone.
Then I bought some Poems Sock yarn. Don't ask me why. I don't knit socks but I really liked the colorway. I know there are plenty of things you can do with sock yarn besides socks.
One final Farewell to Lydia's relatives. . .
and Molly and the gang. If you are ever any where near Myrtle Beach, you must visit Knit 'N Purl. Or if you're not going to be near Myrtle Beach, visit their online store. I will tell you, the online store has all of the inventory but it doesn't have Molly and the gang. You really need to go in person to get the full effect.
So long Sunset Beach until next year.
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.