My Trip Out West.

Dee: I have a wonderful husband.  I just thought I would throw that out there.  Due to his many years on the road my husband is also my excellent travel agent.  I did benefit from his skills during my recent trip home to California where I visited family and got together with my childhood friends for fun times.  And of course…those fun times included some fiber fun.

On my second night there Kathryn, Cyndee and I made the trek to the Monrovia Street Fair where we encountered the Yarnover Truck.  This was my third time visiting said truck and now it has become a destination point for me whenever I visit.  There I bought six skeins of red discounted Spud and Chloe Sweater.  I see some red hats forthcoming.

Meet Little Debbie!

Meet Little Debbie!

I spent my Sunday watching the Seahawks get trounced by the Panthers with my dear gal pal Susan.  The game’s outcome was not what Susan was hoping for however, misery loves company since I was still smarting slightly because my Packers lost the day before after a very exciting Wildcard game against the Cardinals, so I was in good company. It was Susan’s birthday so I finally made good on my promise to make her one of my leather and bead wrap bracelets.  Susan joked that I waited until we saw one another on her birthday to finally get said bracelet.  She’s right of course….she knows me all too well.

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On my way back to “The Valley” I stopped by Yarn del Sol in Mission Viejo.  It always tickles me that there is an ATM just a few steps from the entrance.  I bought some Rhichard Devrieze Peppino yarn to knit the shawlette pictured below.  Local ladies can snag from of this great stippled yarn at Wool & Co.

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During my the final yarn quest in California I was accompanied by Cyndee and Kathryn (my frequent partners in yarn acquisitions) as we made our way to Alamitos Bay Yarn Company.  This is probably one of my favorite yarn shop stops of all time.  I love the staff, the location, the inspiration, and the selection.  I am totally knitting that blue ribbed cowl with some stash yarn.  I bought a discount skein of Liberty Wool in one of their gradient colors and a skein of Malabrigo Rios in natural to knit the Flower Love Fair Isle Tam.  Yeah, I am apparently not over my hat obsession so I’ll continue to knit a hat a month in 2016.

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While on vacation I finished the baby blanket for Mya.

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I see many fiber adventures ahead for me in 2016 most notably a knit a long with Jodee and “Amy Detjen” as we follow her Craftsy class for Sipsey’s Folly.  I’ll continue on with my hat a month challenge,  make my annual pilgrimage to Meg Swansen’s fall knitting workshop, a YarnCon visit, a Stitches Midwest trip, and probably another NaKniSweMo project.  Stay tuned and happy knitting y’all.

2 thoughts on “My Trip Out West.

  1. Susan

    This looks wonderful! I love the idea of a yarn truck. We need one that regularly parks outside of the library! Or would that be too dangerous?

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