Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My friends get me in trouble!

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Off I went to the retreat up in Santa Cruz with my pals. On the way up we stopped at Knitting Arts where Jan kindly opened up the shop for us. Gail being the enabler that she is talked me into making this vest in the new Rowan magazine. Ok, maybe she didn't have to push the issue but still... I did this much while at the retreat. The retreat was really fun and relaxing. The nuns ran the place and it was right on the beach. I thought it was pretty funny when one of the sweet nuns came over to the common room we were drinking margarita's (thanks Donna for those festive drinks) and told us that we would need to keep it down because Mass was starting next door.

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I then spent Sunday with Laurel and her husband and Rich and friends from a knitting list that I am on. It was a blast but Laurel MADE me start this by simply handing over the yarn that she accquired for me for this shawl. Mean mean woman...

So, now I have these two projects started but of course I can't finish them until the Rose of England is done. Don't ask about where that is as far as done.

8 comments:

Laurel said...

Well, you got me back because now I have to knit that vest. If only I could remember what bag in the yarn annex has all of my felted tweed. :-)

Carol in NoVa said...

I wish I lived close enough to get you in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl
The drinks were easy!
The knitting was terrific.
But oh the fun we had and besides Mass was real short----good thing!

Hairy's Mom

Jean said...

Dear Mrs. Yarn,

Just what is that beautiful mohair object? It doesn't look quite like the KF stole on the cover of Rowan 42 -- or is it? It's beautiful, whatever.

Yours with best wishes,

Jean

Jennie said...

Wow, Janis, that vest is beautiful. I love the colors!

Kate G. said...

Whoa...heather tones just in time for Fall. I am so happy you are away from the Misery Shawl! Knit on.

Michelle B said...

The Earth Stripe and Fyne are beautiful!!! I'm now stashed up for both of those as well. Life is so much nicer with pretty yarn.

KB said...

The retreat sounds like it was a blast! Nice progress on the new projects too! They look so nice and warm and autumnmy. Autummy? eep.