There seem to be so many pretty new things in my world right now. Last weekend, as you may know, was Thanksgiving in Canada. That meant some fun and exciting time with family and friends, and for me, the fun of planning and serving a big dinner. At about 4 o’clock on Saturday, Carl rambled in. “I’ve just picked up your Christmas gift. I’m wondering if I should just give it to you now…” He retreated to the garage, returning with several very big boxes. Buried within a bunch of bubble wrap and newspaper lay a complete set of vintage china. How ’bout that?!? I swear there are place settings for 12 including covered serving dishes, 2 gravy boats, coffee and tea pots…everything! Despite having to rethink my table service, I was over the moon!
Here at the shop, some very sweet and lovely new things have made appearances over the past week. Look at this gorgeous cowl by kll! I love everything about this…its lightness, its silkiness, the color and its every-perfect-stitch-ness. I wish the photo did it justice.
Lesley’s mom, Rosemary, is one of the loveliest knitters I know. She worked up this little hat sample for us from the new Quince and Co Osprey. Isn’t it cute? I love the color, the gauge and the simplicity of this little hat. It makes me smile :)
Something about this sweet scarf really speaks to me. Reversible cables have always intrigued me, but there is something softly special about this simple scarf, Tumnus by Elizabeth McCarten. And it is red, which never hurt either. (Once again, the photo just can’t show the subtle perfection of this pretty new thing.)
Here’s something new! I bought two skeins of this rich, brick colored Shibui Staccato at Twist in August. It’s been sitting in my stash ever since and scarcely a day goes by that I don’t think about it, wondering what project could possibly do justice to its loveliness. I pulled it out last night, foolishly right before bedtime. I tossed and turned all night and resolved that I’d find a project for it today or bust. For a little added incentive, I have Creativ and our PEC knitting retreat coming up and I’d love to have something precious to wear. I got on it first thing and, after weighing my options, decided on the Cinnamon Stone Shawl from VeryBusyMonkey. Got the pattern, got the yarn, got the needles! Just CAN’T WAIT to get home and cast on!