Thursday, February 28, 2013

Some Okie Fun

Sometimes while traveling for work things fall into place to shop for yarn and to see some new places.  My recent trip to Oklahoma was one of those times.  On my route through Tulsa is my most favorite yarn shop, Loops.  There's an entire wall of sample project items, the pattern and yarn lined up in rows.  I have never walked out without a garment project or two.  This time, yarn for the summer vest pictured.

Then a yarn friend, Denise, saw my location tags and sent me an email inviting me to meet her and her husband for dinner at a resort, The Canebrake, not far from where I was staying.  Turns out I discovered a new place to come back to for a lake, yoga, dog friendly retreat.  In fact, on my way home, I stopped back in at this lakeside resort for an amazing yoga class.  Okie's are so much fun!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Round 2

Wichita is bracing for another blizzard as more snow moves in tonight with accumulation expected at 7-10".  Snowed in, you say? 
I'm ready!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snowed In

I woke to a dream come true - a snow storm with work cancelled for the day.  So what's a girl to do when snowed in but, Knit!  I completed a slouchy hat from the last of my yarn from Heartland Farm and a crocheted hat for neice's baby, Gray.  It turned out to be quite a productive day of knitting and shoveling.  Wichita set a record for the 2nd most snowfall in history at 14.2".

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spreading the Love

In the spirt of Valentines Day, I was inspired by this girl to heart yarn bomb around town.  It was a lot of fun to surprise neighbors, friends, and coffee shops I frequent with gifted hearts tied around things.  A coworker and I even walked around downtown spreading the love by tying them to bronze statues.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rios Mitts

While in Oklahoma City today, I made my way over to the Gourmet Yarn Company. It's there I find really nice yarn like Malabrigo, Madelintosh and Noro. I picked up a skein of worsted merino Malabrigo in the color of Iris (matches the Rasta Shroom hat I made earlier) to make a pair of matching wrist warmers. Then with the leftover yarn a matching Starbucks cup cozie.  It's so matchy, matchy!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Golden Wheat Kerchief

Another shawlette/kerchief for Heartland Farm from the Shepherd's Mill alpaca in the colorway Golden Wheat/Winter Grasses. This natural fiber blocks out nicely.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Summer Skies

Finished this scarf for Heartland Farm from the Shepherd's Mill alpaca. It was a simple pattern but the construction calls for using half of the yarn so I opted just to weigh it and start decreasing at the halfway mark.

Had another skein and made a ribbed cowl.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Texas Weekend

Molly and I picked Mom up early Friday morning and went road trip'n to Texas. We stopped at the First Monday Flea market in Canton and spent the afternoon walking around. Everyone was envious of my well-behaved and friendly baby boxer. I found a pristine vintage Samsonite suitcase to refurbish and some cute clothes.
Saturday was spent back out at Canton in the morning, visiting gravesites and a night out for small town amateur wrestling. Before I knew it, the weekend was over and it was time to head back home. Time sure flys by fast while visiting family and having a good time with those that I love in Texas!