Saturday, October 27, 2007

To Portland or Bust

Columbus Day weekend some of my knitting friends and I took Amtrak to Portland for yarn crawl. We had a great time. We caught the 7 am train down and planned on taking the 7:30 pm train back. After a long day of walking, shopping, eating and of course knitting, we were more than ready to head home. But Amtrak had other plans for us. Our train back kept getting delayed. I was beginning to think we were at SeaTac dealing with the airlines. We finally boarded our packed train at around 8:15 - 8:30 pm. We made it back to Seattle around midnight. But all in all it was a great day.

We visited Dublin Bay Knitting Company. The customer service was fantastic.

We also visited Knit & Purl. Now I found that this would be my favorite store in Portland, so far. The customer service was incredible. It was a small shop but they had quite the supply of yarns. The yarns are displayed by weight. I thought that was so cool. I purchased some Cascade 220 Superwash for my Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. They even wrapped my yarn in tissue paper. As haute taute as Tricoter likes to think and act like they are, they don't even go that far. I will definately visit this shop again when I return to Portland.

I have now cast on for the Tilted Duster. I have completed the Horcrux socks for the Hogwarts Sock Swap 2. I even got the package out in the mail to my partner today. Whoo Hoo!!

I also finished a baby hat and booties for a friend's new grandson.

Well onward with more of the project multi-tasking.

Until next time.....Knit on!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Seattle Rain is Baaaack

The rainy season is back. I hate the fall and winter here. It's always so dark and dreary. I was born and raised here and still cannot get used to it. I would love to be able to afford being a "Snowbird". Sun, sandy beaches and Palm trees sound really good right about now.

Well, I can't believe its been a whole month since I last posted. Bad blogger! A lot has gone on in this past month. First, my aunt took me and my cousin to "High Tea with Debbie Macomber". It was so fun. We ate and drank and saw Debbie. We even got our photos taken with her & a copy of her new book: 74 Seaside Avenue

This last weekend my best friend got married for the first time, finally! Whoo! it's about time. We have been friends since our freshman year in high school. She has been the greatest best friend that anyone could possibly hope for. She's been there through my ups and downs, to include my divorce many years ago. We have shared so many laughs and tears. I wish her all the best. She deserves it.

Here I am fighting for the bouquet!! I've been single the longest so watch out its mine!

I told you, its mine! All mine!

Now on the knitting front.

I finished my Felted Beret from Fiber Trends and did a touch of needle felting on it. That was a first for me. It turned out okay. What do ya think ?

This next weekend a group of my knitting friends are headed down to Portland on Amtrak for a Yarn Crawl. I will take photos and post about the trip. I'm so excited since I haven't been on a train in years. Plus, all that knitting time!

Until next time, Knit On!