Monday, 16 August 2010

So many things!


And so little time! I've been craving to blog since I came back from vacation. I had so many post ideas, and I feel like I have so much to say, and so little time! I mean, we totally should have 48 hours in a day. 24h to do the everyday tasks, and 24h extra to knit, blog and have fun. Life's too short.
That's why I've been deserting Twitter so much lately. I'm sorry guys if you don't hear from me via Twitter, but I can't stand to stay in front of the computer, while I could knit my fingers off!! I realized it and turned it off. And in the futur, it's going to be very sporadic...
But! There is a happy counterpart: I'm going to blog more! No more 140 words limit! And more pictures! Yay! Hopefully you'll stay with me and continue to read me...:-S

Ok! Enough blablabla, and into the main subject. On Sunday, we took the car we rented for the vacation and went to my parents house. We stayed there for lunch AND dinner, which was delicious and totally fun! In the afternoon, my mother and I knitted on the swing chair (??? I've reach a limit of my english vocabulary!), into the sunset. My mom, knitting some dishcloths in this gorgeous 100% cotton. Lately I've been a lot into blues and yellows, but old pinks/lilas-mauves are calling my name...

With the little help of the boulier, to help count the rows...

And me, making some progress on my Echo Flower Shawl. I'm a little after the first half, and I love it. And I'm knitting it with some GORGEOUS Malabrigo Sock, in the Ochre colorway. I love the golden/yellow-green feel and subtle changes of tone from this kettle dyed yarn.

Yes, the "N"s on the chart are nupps ...

Speaking of Malabrigo... check out what my friend kindly received on my behalf in the mail during my vacation...


Malabrigo Lace! I bought it from Flocks of Yarn. They were having a HUGE sale! I was within the lucky few who manage to buy some yarn...

Speaking of vacation... check out what we encountered on our path...


2 skeins of fingering weight 100% Alpaca yarn from a local Alpaca farm!!! Itwas totally unpredicted, but the lovely Alpaga Charlevoix farm was on our path to Tadoussac. We were driving, me on the passenger seat, I turned my head and... what? Alpaca? For real? Quick stop stop stop!! Turn! U-turn! I don't care! AlPaGa!!!... hihi So these skeins are meant to become a youngish/stylish neckerchief...

My, this post is, I think, the longest I have ever written. I told you guys, now that I'm not really on Twitter, I have so many things to say!!

Stay tuned, next post, What's hot on Ravelry (tm) issue # 5 !

7 comments:

brizmus said...

such pretty yarn - you really have turned into a knitting maniac, haven't you ariane?

Lolly said...

That lace is beautiful! what a great colorway!
I have the same Verde colorway in the Malabrigo lace - it's so rich.

Teresa said...

I'm looking forward to more of your blogging. Love the yarn and knitting photos! And the Malibrigo lace - love it!

Teresa (@mrslevite on Twitter)
http://teresasstudio.blogspot.com

Where the nodding violets grow said...

I love the Echo Flower Shawl. It is beautiful. I look forward to more blogging from you. I always enjoy your posts.
The Malabrigo lace is beautiful. I have been trying to get some myself. What a shame that flocks of yarn don't post internationally (it is so reasonably priced in the sale there).

Eva said...

That Echo Flower Shawl looks great in that colour! It is in my favs now thanks to you! :)

I love that colour and Malabrigo Sock might not pile as much as worsted but knit quicker then Malbrigo lace?

Malabrigo has the greatest colours! So intense!

I want to go to an Alpaka farm. Were they friendly and touchable?

woolandchocolate said...

I love nupps! Weird, cuz I think bobbles are stupid. I made the Aeolian Shawl, and loved every single nupp on it. Can't wait to see the finished product - I love the color!

Sway Knits said...

Your golden shawl looks yummy. :-)

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