Thursday, October 01, 2015

A Day On The Town

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Edmonton. The sun shone and it got to 23.5C or 74F. It is 6C or 42F this morning and we are in for another lovely day. 

Yesterday morning we headed out to the beautiful yarn shop called River City Yarns. It is yarn heaven. We wandered around and around and around the little shop looking at all kinds of yarn. 

We admired this lovely infinity scarf and the yarn it was made out of it. After much discussion, I bought the yarn and pattern to make it for Daughter-in-Law's Christmas present. 

The open part consists of 4 rows so it will be an easy knit. There is a lace edging that has more rows but it is not hard to do. 

In full view. 

I am looking forward to working on this for her and hinted that I liked the off white yarn a lot to make myself one.  

For looking after our grandson, I was gifted the following skeins of yarn. All are sock weight and for different projects. 

This yarn is Manos del Uruguay Alegria, a sock weight yarn made from alpaca and nylon. It is for socks for me.

Next up is a skein from Sweet Georgia yarns. 

This yarn is super wash merino wool and nylon and is their tough love sock yarn. The color is glacier. This is also for socks. 

The last skein is Simplinatural by Hikoo. This yarn is made up of baby alpaca, fine merino and mulberry silk.

The color is Bright Blue. I would have loved turquoise or a shade close to that, there was limited colors on hand. This will be an infinity scarf with black beads on it. 

We then headed out to West Edmonton Mall to get a few things that Daughter-in-Law needed. We got home just after 2 p.m. and it was a fabulous day. 

Daughter-in-law went to the Dean Brodie and Paul Brandt show and I got to look after Grandson. With instructions in hand, he was poked, fed, and poked some more. I am the first person to look after him and administer insulin twice. All went well. 

Today, I plan on doing a bit of housework and knit on socks and mitts. Tonight, Grandson plays Flag Football. 

Until the next time.................

1 comment:

  1. Love the Alegria! Beautiful colours, will make very swishy socks :-)