Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recent Acquisitions

This the Schaeffer's Elaine that I chose for our new grand niece or nephew. Since we still don't know what Allison is expecting, this seemed safe, but there were a couple of other color pathways that were really calling to me. I also want to knit that great baby sweater pattern that Jodi sent me. She comes up with the greatest baby sweaters.

Noah's hat was so much fun. I have to admit that it was great having him right there while the hat was growing. He kept checking on its progress. For you who haven't seen me knit, I'm a Continental knitter - it's the way my mother taught me - and its really fast. Only Hermi Hiatt knits faster than I do. I'm not saying that I'm a good knitter, but I am fast. That said, I went back to the shop and bought more balls.

ImaginKint had these hats in the window so I bought the pattern. I wanted to get a hat made while we were there - no muss, no fuss. I asked the guy in the shop (notice I said guy) what yarn he would recomend and he directed me to the Karabella Aurora 8. It's a washable wool and really lovely and really spendy, but it's my grandkids so that doesn't count. Alexia's berry hat is finished and I have enough for at least three more hats.
We stopped at Ikeda's in upper Auburn on the way. It's a fruit stand on steroids and it's been there ever since I moved to the foothills in 1972. They've added a bakery, local honey, nuts and it's hard to escape for under $50. Speaking of steroids, will you look at this artichoke. It is no more - I ate it for lunch yesterday.

I added the dinner fork for perspective.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Ohhhh artichokes! I love artichokes, I could live on them! I am ready for the vendors to start coming through here, we dont have a farmers market, people just come through with their wares and park on main street. I can spend a lot of money at a farmers market....

Jodi said...

That little hat is so cute! I need to find the pattern AND try Aurora 8 sometime.

I'm just dying for the first of the spring rhubarb.

Leigh said...

Gosh, I haven't had an artichoke in ages. I really like them too. Also, those yarn colors are fantastic. Can't wait to see what they become.