Monday, September 14, 2009
Knitted Hat! and Other Stuff
I went to visit Siobhan in Dekalb on Saturday. I took the train into Elburn and she picked me up and we drove back to Dekalb. It was a really nice afternoon, and I really like the yarn store. It's a lot less foofy than Wool and Co. in Geneva, and the prices are less than Wool and Co.'s too. They have lots of good, basic, usable yarns and everything is sorted by weight and easy to find. Carla bought me some yarn at a shop in Evanston a couple of years ago that was really nice to work with. Have Ewe Any Wool in Elmhurst used to carry it, but they closed and I had to order it online if I wanted any. Well, they carry it in Dekalb. They also carry a really nice acrylic/wool blend by Universal Yarn; it called Classic Worsted Tapestry and I bought a skein for a knit hat. I started it in Dekalb at a park where Sio and I stopped and finished it yesterday; it came out so nice! I have not quite a half ball left.
I also started hooking the pillow, I got the roof of the house done and I'm probably going to work on it today. I am still kind of reorganizing the basement a bit, too. I got half the wool washed, but I think I'm going to leave it for today and go back to it tomorrow. I realized i had never posted a pic of the finished striped scrap mat, so here's one. Sio is getting this one, she really likes it.
John and I went out to Blackwell yesterday and Chris met us out there. I caught a nice 16 inch bass, and a 21 or 22 inch northern. The pics are on my new phone and I haven't figured how to get them off yet. As soon as I do I'll post them.